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Android Studio Google-play-services library

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I need the google-play-services library and I am using Android Studio.

  • I installed the google-play-service library with the SDK manager
  • Added the dependencies to my build.gradle

But when I sync my project it says:

could not found com.google.android.gms:play-services:3.1.36

I thinks the 3.1.36 version is an old one and I dunno the right version.

What should I do ?

How to&Answers:

In order to use that artifact, you need to install the “Google Repository” in the extras of the SDK manager, not “Google Play Services” as it sounds like you’ve done.


is this how you are adding the dependency???

            buildscript {
            repositories {
            dependencies {
                classpath 'com.android.tools.build:gradle:0.5.+'

        dependencies {
            compile 'com.android.support:support-v4:13.0.0'
            compile 'com.google.android.gms:play-services:3.1.36'

        android {
            compileSdkVersion 18
            buildToolsVersion '18.0.0'

            sourceSets {
                main {
                    manifest.srcFile 'AndroidManifest.xml'
                    java.srcDirs = ['src']
                    res.srcDirs = ['res']



Go to File -> Project Structure -> Select Project Settings -> Select ‘Dependencies’ Tab Click ‘+’ -> 1.Library Dependencies -> Select com.google.android.gms:play-services:+

This will add the latest version of Google Play Services