Completing Mobile App Content Surveys on Google Play

When publishing a new Android mobile app Google presents a number of surveys regarding the app's content to make sure it aligns with their policies.  They will periodically publish new surveys for existing apps, as well.  

As your app developer, Futuri will automatically handle the completion of many of these tasks for you.  However, you know your content best so there are some questionnaires that will require your input.  

Simply follow the steps to complete the necessary app content surveys:

  1. An account admin should log into the Google Play Console.
  2. Select the desired app from the list.  
  3. Then, navigate to the App Content section under Policy in the menu on the left-hand side. 
  4. Refer to the directions below to complete any necessary surveys.

News Apps

  1. Click the Start button to begin the survey. 
  2. If there is no news content is displayed in your app, select No and click Save. You have finished the survey.Otherwise, if there is news content in your app, select Yes.
  3. In the box provided, input information about your station's status as a news publisher or information about the source of news shown in the app, and then click Save to complete the survey.For tips on what to provide, you can read more about Google Play's News policy by clicking the link shown or review these tips that Google provides:

Privacy Policy

  1. Click the Start button to begin the survey. 
  2. Enter the URL for your station's privacy policy and click Save to complete the survey. 

Ads

  1. Click the Start button to begin the survey. 
  2. You can review Google's ad policy by clicking the link provided.  If your app contains ads, select Yes.  Otherwise, select No
  3. Click Save to complete the survey.

App Access

  1. Click the Start button to begin the survey. 
  2. Select "All functionality is available without special access" and click Save to complete the survey.

Content Ratings

  1. Click the Start button to begin the survey.  
  2. Click Learn More to read about Google's content rating policy.  Then, click Start questionnaire.
  3. Enter your email address.  Then, select the appropriate category from the list.  Most radio station apps would qualify as Entertainment.
  4. Answer each of the questions in the next section related to the type of content in your app.  Make sure to consider all content, such as song titles that might include crude language or references to alcohol.  Also, Google may consider any in-app contests as gambling.  
  5. Click Save and then Next. Google will display your content ratings by region based on your answers.  If you are satisfied with the ratings, click Submit to complete the survey.  Otherwise, you may go back to edit your answers.

Target Audience and Content

  1. Click the Start button to begin the survey. 
  2. Indicate the age ranges that your app/station targets. Based on the Content Ratings you selected, Google will indicate any date ranges for which your app is uneligible.  Then, click Next to proceed. 
  3. Google will indicate whether or not you are eligible for their "Designed for Families" program.  Click Next to proceed. 
  4. This page will review your app's target age.  Click Save to complete the survey. 

Location Permissions

  1. Click the Start button to begin the survey.
  2. Select No to indicate that the app does not access location in the background and click Save.
NOTE: If your app uses an Adswizz or other third-party integration, you will want to check with them directly to confirm whether or not location is accessed in the background before completing this survey.


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