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Google adds Play Store to the top navigation bar

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A link to the Google Play Store now appears in the black Google bar that runs along the top of the company's products.

google homepage with play
google homepage with play

You may have noticed an addition to the black navigation bar that runs along the top of most Google products in your browser — a link to the Google Play Store, helpfully labeled "New" in red block capitals. Google Play now has pride of place in between Maps and YouTube, signaling its importance to the company over services relegated to a drop-down menu like Translate and Reader. Will increased visibility for Google's newly unified store solve the issues it has with getting people to pay for premium content? Only time will tell, but what we'd really like is the ability to choose which services go into the bar in the first place.