Tag: Google Play

Google Play Movies & TV Gets New Features To Help You Find Where Your Shows Are Streaming

Google just updated the Play Movies & TV app with support for 28 streaming services. It now lists all the titles from these websites and shows users where they can watch them.

Apps/Software March 30, 2018

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery RPG For Android, iOS Rolls Out This Spring

An estimated release window has been confirmed by Warner Bros. for the 'Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery' mobile game. It is scheduled to launch sometime this spring with pre-registration available on Google Play.

Video Games March 3, 2018

Best Apps To Download For Your Android Phone Or Tablet On Google Play

Recently bought an Android phone or tablet? Here's our guide to the best Android apps to download on Google Play. There's everything from note-taking apps to dating apps and fitness-tracking apps.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech February 12, 2018

Google Play Books Product Manager Greg Hartrell Talks Launch Of Audiobooks

Google is now selling audiobooks on the Google Play Store. We spoke with Google Play Books' Product Manager Greg Hartrell about the development and launch of Audiobooks.

Apps/Software January 25, 2018

Audiobooks Now Live On Google Play: Here’s How To Listen On Your Google Home

Google has finally made audiobooks available on its Play Store, and it can even be played on its smart speaker. The move expands its rivalry with dominant audiobook merchant Amazon.

Apps/Software January 24, 2018

Google Play Offers 12 Days Of Deals For Android Users: Games, Movies, Books, And More

Google kicked off a Play Store sale, offering heavy discounts for Android users. Called 12 Days of Play, the sale offers deals on games, movies, music, and books.

Google December 23, 2017

Google Is Paying $1,000 For Every Malware Or Security Issue Found On Popular Third-Party Apps

Need $1,000? Google has announced that it’s going to pay developers who can spot security vulnerabilities in some apps available on the Play Store. The program includes remote-code-execution vulnerabilities and proof of concepts on Android 4.4 or higher.

Security October 21, 2017

Malware Apps On Google Play Added Devices To A Botnet, Proving Google Is Still Terrible At Reviewing Apps

Malware has managed to bypass and penetrate Google Play yet again, posing as 'Minecraft' skins apps this time, which connected devices to a botnet. Google has shut down the infected apps, but its impaired app review process deserves significant scrutiny.

Security October 20, 2017

Spyware Apps On Google Play That Secretly Recorded Audio, Took Photos Without Permission Now Removed

A security firm was able to identify a malicious family of spyware apps called SonicSpy, three of which were able to make it onto Google Play. These apps, which have now been removed, were capable of spying on its users.

Security August 14, 2017

Google Play Store Will Now Downrank Apps Prone To Crashing And Other Performance Issues

Google has found another way to demote certain Android apps in the Play Store. Now, if an app is found to crash frequently, users will less likely see it in app listings and search rankings.

Apps/Software August 7, 2017

Google Play Store July Sale: Games, Apps, Movies, TV Shows, And More Available At Discounted Prices

Google has now officially kicked off its storewide Play Store summer sale, offering steep discounts on basically everything, from books to films to games to apps and more. You can even get four months of Google Play Music for free.

Google July 1, 2017

Google Play Music Launches 'Exclusive' Radio Station For Samsung Galaxy S8

Google Play Music has launched New Release Radio, an exclusive radio station for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. The exclusivity of the feature for these smartphones, however, has been called into question.

Google June 20, 2017

Google Cracks Down On Huge Android Malware Campaign, Kicking More Than 40 Apps Off Play Store

Security firm Check Point has discovered what could be the largest Android malware campaign to ever plague the Play Store. Google has already removed more than 40 apps that contained an ad-clicking function.

Apps/Software May 26, 2017

Apple App Store Publishers Reach $1 Million Milestone Twice As Often As Google Play Developers

There were more publishers who hit $1 million in revenue on the App Store than on Google Play last year. The numbers highlight the Apple’s lead in monetization, but Google isn’t performing too bad either.

Apps/Software May 24, 2017

New Google Play Services Feature Will Allow You To Pause Updates: How Will This Benefit Android O Users?

A new feature for Google Play Services that is currently being tested will allow Android device users to pause over-the-air updates. The feature is expected to widely roll out alongside the public release of Android O.

Google May 21, 2017

Google Play Turns Five: The Most Popular Downloads Include 'Candy Crush,' Facebook And Adele’s '25'

'Candy Crush Saga' was the most downloaded game in the Google Play Store since its launch.

Google March 7, 2017

Google Play Store March 2017: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles coming to Google Play in March include the movie 'Rogue One,' the game 'Power Rangers: Legacy Wars,' and music by Ed Sheeran.

Apps/Software March 7, 2017

Where To Stream The 2017 Oscar Award-Winning Movies: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’ And More

Big winning movies at the 89th Academy Awards like ‘La La Land,’ ‘Moonlight,’ and ‘Fences’ are available to rent and download. Here’s where to find them.

Movies/TV Shows February 27, 2017

Google Play Store February 2017: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles available in February in the Google Play Store include the mobile game ‘Fire Emblem: Heroes,’ the movie ‘Doctor Strange,’ and the book ‘Empire’s End: Aftermath.’

Apps/Software February 1, 2017

'Super Mario Run' For Android Surfaces On Google Play, But You Can't Get It Yet

Nintendo's much-hyped 'Super Mario Run' mobile game has finally hit Google Play, but you can't get it just yet. The Android version is still not live, but you can now pre-register to get notified as soon as it launches.

Video Games December 29, 2016

Facebook, Google Dominate List Of Top 10 Apps In US For 2016

According to consumer research company Nielsen, Facebook and Google dominated the list of top 10 apps in the United States for 2016. The report also revealed the top operating systems for smartphones in the country for the third quarter.

Apps/Software December 28, 2016

Yes, Your Nvidia Shield Android TV Will Support Google Play Movies & TV 4K Content Soon

Nvidia stated that it will patch the Nvidia Shield software so that the device can support 4K content available at Google Play Movies and TV. The key rests on a codec that Google has said the Shield is currently lacking.

Gadgets December 10, 2016

Google Play Movies & TV Now Offers 4K Content For Sale Or Rent

You can now purchase 4K videos at Google Play Movies & TV if you live in the United States or Canada. You will be able to enjoy more than 125 movies but only if you presently satisfy specific system requirements.

Google December 7, 2016

Google Play Starts Adding 4K Movies But Those Extra Pixels Won't Come Cheap

Google has quietly started adding 4K movies to Google Play, but some titles cost nearly double their HD versions. The rollout is not official yet, but some titles are reportedly up for grabs already.

Google November 19, 2016

Google Play Store November 2016: The New Apps, Music, Movies and TV Shows Available To Download

New content coming to the Google Play Store in November includes 'Suicide Squad', the latest from Metallica and more.

Apps/Software November 4, 2016

Google Rolls Out Tools To Keep The Play Store Clean, Untainted By Fraud, Spam And Manipulation

Google announced a new detection and filtering system to keep the Play Store clean. With the new tools in place, Android developers and end users should be further protected against spammy, fraudulent and manipulative practices.

Google October 31, 2016

EDM Stars The Chainsmokers, Major Lazer And Calvin Harris Dominate Google’s Most Streamed Tracks With Rihanna, Justin Bieber’s Help

EDM has just made an impressive showing on Google’s most streamed tracks for September. Four of the five top songs were by EDM artists like The Chainsmokers, Major Lazer and Calvin Harris, with help from established stars like Rihanna and Justin Bieber.

Internet October 5, 2016

Google Play Store October 2016: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles being added to the Google Play Store in October include ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ ’Sausage Party,’ ‘FIFA Mobile Soccer’ and Bon Iver’s new album.

Apps/Software October 4, 2016

PewDiePie's 'Tuber Simulator' Tops The App Store Charts, Crashes Servers Due To Immense Popularity

'PewDiePie's Tuber Simulator is now the most popular free-to-play game in Apple's App Store. It is based on the video creator's own persona, simulating his attempts to build a successful YouTube video publishing empire.

Apps/Software October 1, 2016

Google Allo Reaches 5 Million Downloads On Google Play In A Week

Google Allo debuted barely a week ago, but it already raked in over 5 million downloads on the Play Store. The numbers are quite impressive in light of the data collection and privacy concerns surrounding the smart messaging app from Google.

Apps/Software September 30, 2016

Despite Privacy Concerns, Google Allo Scored More Than 1 Million Downloads Already

Google Allo made its debut just a few days ago, but it already raked in more than 1 million installs on Google Play. The number may not be as high as that of Google Duo, but it's still impressive considering the controversy Allo stirred over data collection and privacy concerns.

Google September 25, 2016

Google Play Store August 2016: The New Apps, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles available to download from the Google Play Store in August include the game ‘Mobius Final Fantasy,’ the soundtrack to ‘Suicide Squad’ and the movie ‘Me Before You.’

Google August 2, 2016

Google Play Books Launches A New Way To Easily Read Marvel And DC Comics On Mobile

Google Play rolls out a new feature called Bubble Zoom that uses machine learning to make reading digital Marvel and DC Comics easier.

Apps/Software July 21, 2016

Google Play Family Library About To Go Official: How To Set Things Up And Get A Running Start

Google will soon allow users to share their much-loved apps, games, movies and other content with their family members via a service it calls Google Play Family Library. Here's how to set things up.

Google July 15, 2016

Google Play Awards: Houzz Is Best Android App Of The Year

In the inaugural Google Play Awards, interior design app Houzz was named the overall best Android app of the year. Other winners include Clash Royale, Table Tennis Touch and NYT VR.

Google May 20, 2016

WhatsApp For Android Gets Formatting And More: How To Write In Bold Or Italics And Do Other Tricks

WhatsApp for Android got a cool new update, adding new features and formatting options. You can now write in bold, italics or strikethrough, use Quick Reply and manage your chats more easily, among others.

Apps/Software May 10, 2016

Updated Apple Music For Android Brings New Features, Including Music Videos

The Apple Music app for Android got a neat new update, live now on Google Play. Music video plyback is the greatest improvement, but other new features are also in the mix.

Apps/Software May 1, 2016

Google Play Store May 2016: The New Apps, Games, Music, Movies And TV Shows Available To Download

New titles coming to the Google Play Store in May includes the mobile game 'Skylanders Battlecast,' movie 'Zoolander 2' and Ariana Grande's 'Dangerous Woman.'

Life & Style April 28, 2016

Google Play Music Officially Adds Podcasts

Users of the Google Play Music service in Canada and the U.S. will be able to listen to podcasts as the feature has finally been rolled out.

Apps/Software April 22, 2016

Google Updates Entire Family Of Play Apps Icons To Show More Consistent Look

Google has revamped the entire family of its Play apps icons. This big update is not just aimed to give the apps a more refreshing look, but also to make them look more 'consistent.'

Apps/Software April 5, 2016

Google Play Offering Movie Rentals With 75 Percent Discount

Google Play has launched a new offer of a 75 percent discount on movie rentals. The offer will last until April 28, which gives users a lot of time to think about which movie to apply the discount to.

Internet March 24, 2016

PlayStation Video For Android Goes Live On Google Play, But Only For A Handful Of Markets

Sony launched a new PlayStation Video app for Android, but some caveats might limit its success. Here's what you need to know about the app, its availability and compatibility.

Apps/Software March 17, 2016

Netflix Pulls Android Beta Program After Accidentally Launching On Google Play

Netflix pulled what appeared to be a new beta program for Android on Monday that reportedly featured the anticipated mobile data saver feature.

Apps/Software March 14, 2016

Google Announces New Ads That Allow Gamers To Play Free Trials From Search

Google announced new features for developers on Monday at the Game Developers Conference, including new ads that allow potential players to get a free trial directly from search.

Apps/Software March 14, 2016

Where You Can Stream 2016's Oscar-Nominated Films

Stream the movies that are nominated for the 88th Academy Awards on Netflix, Amazon Video, iTunes and Google Play.

Internet Culture February 27, 2016

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