Google Play Movies & TV Overview Updated October 23, 2018

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35 'Google Play Movies & TV' stories

June 2013 - October 2018


Google Play Movies & TV is a video on demand service available in over 100 countries around the world. It allows users to purchase or rent movies and televisions shows. The content is watchable in standard or high definition through the web, Android and iOS devices, and other set-top devices like Android TV, Chromecast, Roku, and LG Smart TVs.

Google Play Movies & TV Stories October 23

Earlier this month, Play Movies & TV for Android hinted that Google was preparing to upgrade purchased films to 4K resolution. Starting today, Google Play will automatically upgrade both SD and HD movies to 4K for free. Google is also making Ultra HD content more affordable, while also updating its smart TV applications.

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Google Play Movies & TV Stories October 12

With the roll out of 4K HDR content on iTunes last year, Apple took the notable step of upgrading prior purchases to the higher quality free of charge. Google Play Movies might be taking a similar step according to a teardown of the Android app today.

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Google Play Movies & TV Stories July 2

Google Play Movies & TV adds HDR casting to Nvidia Shield, Sony Android TVs

After adding HDR casting support to the Chromecast Ultra about a year ago, Google is this week expanding the functionality to a few select devices, all powered by Android TV.

Google Play Movies & TV Stories May 24

In March, Play Movies & TV received a big Android and iOS update that made it a hub to content found on other streaming apps, while last week Google Home gained the ability to control and Cast the service. This week, the Roku channel is being updated with a whole new design, simpler navigation, and recommendation features.

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Google Play Movies & TV Stories May 17

Since launch, Google Home has surprisingly lacked the ability to control content from Play Movies & TV. Today, Assistant smart speakers are finally adding support for Casting content to Chromecast-enabled displays and controlling playback through voice actions.

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Google Play Movies & TV Stories May 10

My favorite feature of Google Home is the ability to cast media to my TV using just my voice. The feature launched with support for Netflix and YouTube, and has grown a fair bit since launch. Now, it appears Google Play Movies is finally adding the functionality…

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