Chrome OS users now have the ability to download and view movies and TV shows from the Google Play Store using the newly-released Play Movies & TV app. The app allows users to manage video libraries without an internet connection, something the operating system has previously been unable to do.
The library can also be synced across multiple desktop and mobile platforms, including Windows PCs, Macs, Android phones, and iOS devies. Chromecast streaming is available to play your downloaded content on an HDTV, and the app has full support for Google’s Info Cards, which display information about the content being played.
You can grab the app for free on the Google Chrome web app store. The full description is below.
Watch movies from Google PlayWatch your favorite movies and shows on your Chrome OS device, or any Chrome browser. - Buy or rent your favorite movies and shows and watch them anywhere, anytime on your Chrome OS device, even when you’re offline. - Manage your movies and TV show libraries effortlessly across all your devices, including Chrome OS, the Chrome browser on Windows, Mac, and Linux, and also on supported Android and iOS phones and tablets using the Play Movies & TV app. - Watch them in HD on the big screen of any HDTV using Chromecast. - On Chrome OS, download them to watch anytime, even when you’re not connected. - Pause select movie scenes to see Info Cards about the actors and soundtrack songs. Learn more about Google Play Movies & TV at http://play.google.com/about/movies and shop for movies and TV shows at http://play.google.com/store/movies. Note: TV shows are currently available in the United States, Japan, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. Videos may be downloaded for offline playback on Chrome OS only.