Download apps in Samsung DeX
With Samsung DeX, you have the option of downloading apps right from your desktop. Just like on your phone, you can download apps from the Play Store or Galaxy Store in DeX mode and enjoy them on a bigger screen.
Note: Some apps may not be available depending on the region, device OS, or the app store being used. Not all apps may be compatible with DeX.
Download apps from the Galaxy Store
You can access the Galaxy Store in DeX mode just like on your phone. When you install an app in DeX mode, it will also install on your phone so you can use it later.
From DeX mode, select Apps, and then select Galaxy Store.
Select the Search icon and then search for an app. (If an app is not available in the Galaxy Store, you can check the Play Store instead.)
Then, select the Install icon to begin downloading the app.
Download apps from the Play Store
Can't find what you need in the Galaxy Store? Just check the Play Store instead.
Navigate to and select Apps, and then select Play Store.
Use the search bar to find the app you're looking for.
Then, select Install.
Download DeX-optimized apps
While DeX is able to work with a lot of apps, some developers have designed their apps to take full advantage of DeX. We've collected some of these apps in our list of DeX-optimized apps. Even if an app (like PowerPoint) looks squished on your phone's screen, these optimized apps will load and function smoothly while you're using DeX on a desktop.
From DeX mode, select Apps, and then select Check out apps for Samsung DeX in the top left of the screen.
A list will display with all the DeX-optimized apps that you can download from the Play Store.
If the app isn't available on the Play Store, please visit the website of the app or contact the app's developer for further support.
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