Google today has pushed a beefy update to its Play Movies & TV app on iOS that bumps it to version 2.0.7910 and brings several new features. The update gives the app a refreshed interface, AirPlay support, recommendations, and more.
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Perhaps most important for iOS users, today’s Play Movies & TV update adds in-app support for AirPlay playback to Apple TVs. While this was previously possible using the main iOS AirPlay setting, it’s now supported in the app itself. This means that you can start a video in the Play Movies & TV app, AirPlay it to your Apple TV, and continue using your iOS device as normal.
Next, the update adds support for cellular streaming. So now, no matter where you are, you can stream content from your Google Play Movies & TV library. Although, be sure to keep in mind that this will use a lot of your data so you’ll want to be conservative when it comes to cellular streaming. Furthermore, you can now stream content in HD through the app.
Finally, Google has introduced a new “Recommended by Play” section in the app that suggests content for you to watch based on your past viewing history. There’s also a new wishlist feature that lets you save a movie or show to your account to revisit later.
The updated Google Play Movies & TV app for iOS is available now on the App Store for free. The full change log is below:
What’s New in Version 2.0.7910
* Apple TV playback using AirPlay (Apple TV 3rd generation or higher running Apple TV Software 7.0 or higher) * HD streaming * Cellular streaming * New design for the app * Recommendations from Play * Search and wishlist any movie from the Play catalog to manage in your Google Play account