Aurora Store is a free app store that serves as an alternative to built-in stores like Google Play and Amazon. The app allows you to download APKs that might not have been available through the traditional app stores available on your device.
There are many marketplaces available, such as Kindle for eBooks, and iTunes for music, but for apps, most operating systems try to limit users to their own app store. Aurora Store can be installed alongside the default app store to provide an alternative source of apps with fewer restrictions.
Easy to install and use
Aurora Store installs just like any regular app and then serves as an alternative to the app store your device came with. The reason for this app is that those built-in app stores have very stringent rules regarding what apps are allowed to be distributed through the store, which can often exclude perfectly safe and useful apps from the store.
Aurora Store allows some apps that are not allowed into stores like Google Play, thus offering a wider selection. The trade-off is that there is more of a chance that you will find something malicious or poorly developed on Aurora Store, which could make your device run poorly or compromise your security. Always be careful when downloading unsigned apps.
More choice but also more risk
The additional choice in app selection is the primary reason Aurora Store is so popular, but the risk of malicious software should not be ignored. Some apps will still require connection to Google Play Services, meaning you will have to log in to use them. For the most part, however, no sign-in is necessary to download apps through the store.
Another advantage of Aurora Store is that it downloads the APKs directly, meaning you can copy them elsewhere if you wish. It also supports spoofing and rooted devices. The interface is clean and easy to use, and it provides most of the features you would expect from an app store, such as ratings.