"Minecraft: Pocket Edition" is available for download on the Amazon Appstore, Apple App Store, Google Play and Windows Phone Store. As of 2015, the app costs $6.99 across all mobile app stores.
"Minecraft: Pocket Edition" is downloadable immediately after purchase, but not all mobile devices are compatible with the game. For instance, owners of the iPhone, iPad or iPad touch can only install the game if their devices run iOS version 5.1.1 or later. The Windows Store version of the game requires devices to have Windows Phone 8.1 and a minimum screen resolution of 480 by 800 pixels. The download size varies between devices.
A player who has already bought "Minecraft: Pocket Edition" for a particular mobile platform must purchase the game again if he wishes to play it on a different platform. On the other hand, the player can download and install the game repeatedly across devices under the same platform. The player must sign into the same account he used to buy the game to download it again.
For players who don't own or want to play on a mobile device, "Minecraft" is available for the PC and home consoles. Players can obtain the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 editions of the game at a cheaper price if they already have own the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 editions, respectively.