Google Play has brought out a lot of new features, such as the ability to download movies, TV shows, and magazines, bringing it into direct competition with Apple.
In April, Google reached a deal with Paramount Pictures, which gave Google Play access to hundreds of movies that are now available for rent in the Google Play store. This also puts them into direct competition with popular online movie rental company Netflix. You then have a 48 hour window to watch that movie as many times as you want from the moment you press play, and 30 days if you don’t.
The search giant is also adding the ability to purchase these movies to Google Play. For those who want to catch up on their favorite TV show, meanwhile, the Google store will include “thousands” of episodes from broadcast and cable TV shows like Revenge, Parks & Recreation, and Breaking Bad from ABC Studios, NBC Universal, and Sony Pictures, and more.
“You can play back movies and TV shows on all your Android devices, through Google Play on the web, and on YouTube, and soon we’ll bring the experience to Google TV devices,” Google said.
As of this writing, these services are not available outside of the US, but we will keep you posted as to when it will be available in the Philippines.