Last Update October 31, 2020: We improved the overall article.

Google Play Services with Android Studio. much quicker and easier to add existing and understood services to an Android project.

The library is distributed through the Android SDK manager. If you have that, you can find Google Play Services. In Android Studio, there’s a little button on the top button bar that launches the Android SDK. Here’s the SDK, and note you’ll find Google Play Services under Extras.or Tools > Android > SDK manager Look Like:

Android Studio
Tools > Android > SDK

Select and install Google Play Services. This will pull a small library project into the Location controlled by the SDK manager.

Android Studio
Select and install Google Play Services
Android Studio
Choose Packages to Install

Copy google-play-services.jar from the libs/ folder of the project into the libs/ folder of your project.

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