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How should I understand the following situation:

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https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=pl.greenway.evcharge&hl=en&gl=US

This app is available for some of your devices

An app is available, but I can't install it because Install button is disabled.

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    It is saying that the app is compatible for some of your devices (not the device you are trying to install to). You have multiple devices and it's installable on some of them. This is in line with recent Compatibility for your active devices’ section
    – beeshyams
    Jul 21, 2022 at 2:04
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    Try removing &gl=US just in case it's geoblocked.
    – Andrew T.
    Jul 21, 2022 at 4:30
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    @beeshyams I have read the last section and it behaves the same thing to me. The gl parameter locks the geolocation of the Play Store listing and it may affect the app availability. This was with &gl=US and this was without &gl=US when accessing from Indonesia with Nexus 5 and Pixel 3a in the device list.
    – Andrew T.
    Jul 21, 2022 at 4:44
  • @beeshyams Your first comment seems invalid, because the screenshot is captured on my PC. I virtually never install anything from a mobile device, because I find it much more handy to open corresponding app's screen on my PC. Bigger screen, better usability (mouse + keyboard) and the ability to install single app on many devices using just a single PC. So the "Install" button should be enabled on that PC for at least one of the some devices, if I am getting this correctly. Thank you for all your time and try to help.
    – trejder
    Jul 22, 2022 at 8:58
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    Instead of closing it, makes sense to describe you were trying to install from PC and it got fixed by itself. May help someone else in similar situation//cleaned up my comments
    – beeshyams
    Jul 22, 2022 at 9:17

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This is a bug in Google Play for web / PC / Edge / Windows 11.

When you analyse a source code of the Install button, you can see the following:

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For some weird reason (a bug?) Google Play adds the following:

 data-disable-idom="true" disabled="" 

to the <button>'s code.

Removing this fragment and closing Dev Tools allows user to click Install button and continue.

Nothing unusual happens next. User goes through the regular: Verify, it is you + password + device pick + App will be soon installed path and naturally app is installed in about next 3-5 minutes.

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  • I had the same when I searched for apps compatible with my watch. When I performed this trick, It only allowed me to install it on some(!) of my devices but not my watch! Feb 17 at 14:52
  • @MarkJeronimus Maybe unrelated. Is your app supported to work on your watch?
    – trejder
    Feb 28 at 19:13

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