Google is known to add hints at upcoming features to its apps before they actually launch, and the latest version of the Play Store is no different. Android Police has noticed a couple of new features that Google has yet to announce within the Play Store app itself.

First off, Google appears to be adding support for critic reviews of content such as movies and TV in the Play Store. It’s no secret that Play Store reviews by users are generally less than useful, so it’s nice to see Google taking steps to improve that.

It also appears as if Google is preparing to add the ability to pre-register for an app. This basically means that users can sign-up to be notified about an app as soon as it launches in the Play Store. While the app won’t automatically begin to download, the notification will help users remember that they were interested in it.

In addition to those two new features, the Play Store 5.7 app coupled with Movies & TV 3.7 also hinted at support for special features accompanying movies, as well as bundled movie purchases. Both of these features were confirmed with the announcement of Star Wars in the Play Store.

It’s unclear when Google will officially announce these features, but we don’t expect it to be too long.

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