Recently after an OTA update I got the "Can't run this unless you update Google Play Services" message (due to the version in the image being older than the one running on the previous image).

Hitting the notification took me to the "Google Play Services" app in the Play Store, and I could see the progress as it was downloaded, as well as see reviews and a change-list (like normal apps).

That was incredibly handy. However searching the play store or looking at "My Apps" doesn't find "Google Play Services", so I can't get back there.

Does anyone know if there is a configuration option that allows you to find and view Google Play Services in the Play Store normally. There are a number of times where this would be really handy...

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    It's insane to me that the only way to get to it is by Googling for it and then bring it up that way. Why remove it from the Play Store listings if it's such an important component to the Android Operating System. Commented Jan 11, 2018 at 20:30

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Here you go - Google Play Services
Right click on above-mentioned link to copy the link or left click to head over to app page on Play Store.

  • Hmm,... Link open's Chrome (not my default browser) then ends up on "We're sorry the requested URL was not found on this server"
    – Greg
    Commented Feb 7, 2015 at 8:54
  • R u using desktop browser? Actually the link opens in Google Play by default or any default browser in android. Commented Feb 7, 2015 at 8:57
  • Nope - Nexus 5 - Android 5.0.2.
    – Greg
    Commented Feb 7, 2015 at 9:01
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    Ok - you've essentially given me the answer: search for "Google Play Services" in Google (or in your browser). Visit the link which may take you to the Web play-store entry for it, then Launch the link in an app (ie as an intent - in Firefox hit the "android" in the address bar).
    – Greg
    Commented Feb 7, 2015 at 9:04
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    Link updated. You can mark this as an answer if the problem is solved. Commented Feb 7, 2015 at 9:11

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