Fortnite kicked off Google Play Store, hours after being removed from iPhones

Fortnite has been removed from the Google Play Store, hours after the same happened on Apple’s.

It means that players on both iPhone and Android are now unable to get hold of the game through the official channels.

On Android, and unlike on iOS, it is still possible to get hold of the game. Google allows files to be installed from outside the official Google Play Store, though that remains the simplest and safest way to get hold of them.

The game continues to be available on the developer’s own website, for instance, where it can be downloaded for free. It can also be downloaded through Samsung’s own app store.

The removal of Fortnite is a consequence of a showdown between its developer Epic Games and Apple and Google. Epic argues that it should be able to allow people to spend…