This post is history of registering Android App to Google Play.

I hope that this post is useful to developers who has a plan to register App to Google Play.

I registered one free App. to Google Play and after some time - about a-week-after? - I received below E-mail from Google.

This is a notification that your application, Youtube Music Player, with package ID, has been removed from the Google Play Store.

REASON FOR REMOVAL: Violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy.

All violations are tracked. Serious or repeated violations of any nature will result in the termination of your developer account, and investigation and possible termination of related Google accounts.

If your developer account is still in good standing, you may revise and upload a policy compliant version of your application as a new package name. Before uploading any new applications, please review the Developer Distribution Agreement and Content Policy.

If you feel we have made this determination in error, you can visit the Google Play Help Center article for additional information regarding this removal.

The Google Play Team

Issued application is the one below


Main feature of this application is "making playlist of youtube videos and play those continuously without video (only audio) in background.

Actually at that moment, I didn't have any idea regarding what are problems.

So, some E-mails are additionally sent/received

Here is E-mail thread between Google and me.

Hi Google

I received below mail.

Could you describe details about the violations of application

Actually, I do not know what are issued points.

My developer account is

Thank you in advance and sorry for inconvenience.

YH Cho.

Hi Ting,

Thank you for your note.

We appreciate the opportunity to review your appeal regarding the removal
of your app from Google Play. After an investigation, we affirm our
initial decision and will not be reinstating your application at this

If your developer account is still in good standing, and the nature of
your application allows for you to upload a new, compliant version of this
application to Google Play; please apply the following Content Policy
guidelines to future releases:

Google Play Android Developer Program Policy
(see "Impersonation or Deceptive Behavior"):

The Google Play Team

Hi Google.

I'm sorry for continuously bothering you.
I reviewed "Google Play Android Developer Program Policy".
In my opinion at this moment, my violation is - concretely -  "Youtube-TM-like-application-icon and App name are used, and this may lead users to misunderstand this App. has some relation with Google.".
Am I right?
As my previous e-mail, please let me know What are issued points and problems concretely and that will be very helpful for me to update application to obey Google's policy.
I really would like to go with Google's Policy but to do it, at first I should know "What is real problem".

Thank you in advance and I'm sorry again for bothering you.
YH Cho.

Hi Ting,

Thank you for your note. Your application's icon and title could be
misleading to some users and lead them to think that your app is
authorized by another organization. Please be aware of the "Impersonation
or Deceptive Behavior" section of the Content Policy as you publish your

The Google Play Team

As described as above E-mail thread, at this moment, I think app name and app icon is mainly issued points of policy violation.

So, I will register App with fix of known issued point - app icon and name.

But, I am not sure that icon and name are really all issued cases.

If there are any other issues I will update those here to leave history and data to help understanding regarding Google Play Policy.

Now, app is re-registered to Google Play. Here

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