Google has spread their magic once again with their latest innovation- Google Play. Google Play is a cloud-based service which combines Android Market, Google eBookstore and Google Music into one easy to use app. Google calls their latest breakthrough: “a digital entertainment destination where you can find, enjoy and share your favourite music, movies, books and apps on the web and on your Android phone or tablet”.
What Does Google Play Do?
In an official blog post from Google, Google Play will allow users to perform the following:
- Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks
- Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games
- Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks
- Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles
Google Play Syncing
Google says that Google Play should ensure “your favourite music, books, movies, apps, and games are all in one place that’s accessible from the Web and any Android device”. Google Highlights the fact you can now purchase books on your phone and read them on the web-based Play Store, or you can rent a movie through the site and have it sent directly to your phone. This technology is nothing new but the fact that it is free and easy to use is awesome. The only time when you will encounter costs is when you want to make a purchase.
Google Play Website and App
One of the really cool things about Google Play is that its not only for Android users, in fact the sites Books and Video categories are fully functional on your desktop and allow you to access the content online. Google has taken things one step further by creating a Google Play Books App for IOS which will also allow Apple users to enjoy this experience. There is also an “All” tab within your downloaded apps page, which allows you to keep track of every single app you’ve ever downloaded. It even keeps track of the ones you have deleted. The Google Play app also lets you sort user reviews. These reviews show the exact model of Android phone used by the reviewer so you can identify the problem easily if they complain that an app doesn’t work very well on their T-Mobile Pulse.