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
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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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 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
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
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
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
'Candy Crush Saga' was the most downloaded game in the Google Play Store since its launch.
Google March 7, 2017
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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 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 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
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 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 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
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
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 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 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
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 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
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
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
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 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 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
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 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 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
Stream the movies that are nominated for the 88th Academy Awards on Netflix, Amazon Video, iTunes and Google Play.
Internet Culture February 27, 2016