How to test my own app on my phone

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Jul 9, 2016 5:24:00 AM via Website

I realize the Play Store will not allow developers to download their own app. I have fully read their instructions on setting up an emulator but honestly I have been trying to figure this out all day and cannot understand how to do this. I want the app on my phone, not on my computer. I do not want an emulator. On Apple I can test flight very easily through a test flight app. Can someone tell me exactly how to get my own app on my phone to test it? Thanks!
This is what I have read from Android and cannot figure out.
They say the following but they don't say where this is located. It is not in my console.

To sign in on a device or emulator, follow the steps below. The preferred approach is to sign in as the primary account — however, if there are other accounts already in use on the device or emulator, you can create an additional account and sign in to it using the publisher or test account credentials.

Open Settings > Accounts & sync {{{WHERE??}}}
Select Add Account and choose to add a Google account.
Select Next and then Sign in.
Enter the username and password of either the publisher account or a test account that is registered in the publisher account.
Select Sign in. The system signs you in to the new account.
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Jul 9, 2016 8:38:02 AM via Website

Samsung smartphones can have "Accounts" tab in Settings, maybe you will find it there.

I installed my own apps from Google Play many times and had no any problem....

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Aug 6, 2016 12:13:19 PM via Website

If you want to use an emulator go for Bluestacks , it is lightweight and is the best option. If you want to try on your phone you can enable Developer options on your phone and use android studio to directly run the application on your phone.

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Aug 25, 2016 12:25:54 PM via Website

I'll go with BlueStacks as well. Saved me a lot of time already.