Microsoft Office for Office 365 Android app

How to get Microsoft Office 365 on Android phones and tablets

Microsoft has released an Android app for Office 365, which is available to download from Google Play. Although the app itself is a free download, you do have to be a subscriber in order to sign in and use Word, Excel or PowerPoint.

Office Mobile for Office 365 is only available for phones right now, although anyone with an Android tablet is still able to use the web apps, which also include Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The new app was initially released only to those in the US, but is now starting to roll out to other countries. So keep checking Google Play regularly if it has not arrived where you are just yet.

Anyone looking to subscribe will have to do so on the web as Office Mobile for Office 365 does not support in-app subscriptions right now. The service is currently priced at £7.99/€10.00/$9.99 per month, or £79.99/€99.00/$99.99 per year.

It is not known if/when support for Android tablets will be added to Office Mobile for Office 365, although its unlikely to arrive imminently. There is no app available for iPad users either, who also have to rely on Office Web Apps.

Android tablet recognition from Microsoft has been pretty limited, so far. It was only possible to view Office 365 documents on Android tablets initially. Support for editing was added in May, although the company’s online help files haven’t been updated yet to reflect this.

Subscribers to the Home edition can use Office 365 on up to five mobile devices, in addition to the five PCs and Macs that are allowed.