At this point, the Google Play search filters were a necessity more than a demand. For a company with a major presence in the tech world, there search feature on Google Play is not up to par. Google is a company based on a filter-based search down to the minute details, but this time, the search feature is not very good.
The Google Play search filters started rolling out a few years ago, but due to the inconsistently, they disappeared for a while – until last May when they made a comeback with a new look and enhanced features. The search filters are being rolled out more widely than it rolled out before. However, the “enhanced” features don’t feel very enhanced because it is still very inconsistent, to say the least.
When you search a term on the search bar, you will see filters such as 4 stars, 4.5 stars, etc.Sometimes, you will get one for Premium, Editor’s Choice, or New apps. Other than that, the filters are of no use as there is no depth in them. You may not see the filters every time you search for an app. If you search for “Spotify,” you won’t see any filters, but if you search for “Spotify utility,” you will see the filters.
There are no filters for free apps, ad-free apps, download numbers, app size, etc. They said they are still working on this feature, but this is just a disaster overall. You may not have to use the filters due to the efficient search algorithms in Google Play.
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