Intune: manually install paid apps

HAPC 1 Reputation point
2022-11-25T21:16:52.723+00:00

Hi,

we have Samsung Galaxy A8 tablets running Android 12.
We have successfully pushed several needed Google Play apps via Intune.

All those devices are using corporate-owned work profile.

From my understanding paid apps are not supported in Intune. However, can we manually install paid apps on each device?

Microsoft Intune Application management
Microsoft Intune Application management
Microsoft Intune: A Microsoft cloud-based management solution that offers mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities.Application management: The process of creating, configuring, managing, and monitoring applications.
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  1. Crystal-MSFT 46,171 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2022-11-28T01:29:10.117+00:00

    @HAPC , Thanks for posting in Q&A. Yes, your understanding is correct. Based on Google article, the Managed Google Play no longer supports the ability to purchase app licenses. Here is a link with more details:
    https://support.google.com/googleplay/work/answer/6150398?hl=en
    Note: Non-Microsoft link, just for the reference.

    One way I can think is you can contact app developer to get the apk to install. After researching, I didn't find any more information about the paid app install. I think you can contact google support to get more help.

    Thanks for your understanding.


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  2. HAPC 1 Reputation point
    2022-11-28T18:24:07.75+00:00

    Hi @Crystal-MSFT , thank you for the response.

    Assuming I obtain the app APK, does Intune allow us to manually install specific APK?

    Please, advice.