Thursday 28 March 2013

Google Play Movies finally available in India

After the books, Google now has the movie buffs sorted too. Google Play Movies is finally here in India. It's a new section on the Play Store that could well turn out to be your newest movie shopping destination.

Google Play Movies lets you buy or rent movies for as little as Rs 80. You can pick from a range of titles that are sorted into various sections like Staff Picks and New Releases. By the looks of it, the new releases are up for rent only, while you can buy the older titles. Those looking to buy or rent movies can choose from the HD or the SD versions of films; upon renting a movie, you can start watching within 30 days of purchase and continue to watch for up to 48 hours. Once a movie is purchased, it will be available in the library.

The Google Play Movies and TV app can be used to watch movies and TV shows purchased on Google Play. TV shows are currently available in the US only. Using the app, Indian users can stream movies instantly on their devices or download them. Head over to the Play store to download the Google Play Movies and TV app.

The iTunes store started allowing Indian users to purchase books, music and rent movies in December last year. Non-HD movies are available for as low as Rs 190 for purchase and Rs 80 to rent.

Earlier this month, Google Play Books was finally made available in India. Google Play Books has a wide variety of books you can buy or download for free. Like the rest of Google Play, Books too has been arranged in various sections, including Top Selling, Top Free, New Arrivals in Fiction and New Arrivals in Non-Fiction. You can also browse through categories such as Biographies, Children's Books, Cooking, Fiction & Literature, History and Romance.

The same day, the Play Books app was also updated for performance and UI improvements. There is a drop-down menu in the library that allows you to filter books by type.

In December last year, the Google Play Books app was updated to include a slew of interesting new features. Users can now listen to most flowing text books thanks to the 'Read Aloud' feature, and pinch or double-tap within books to zoom-in or out.

The Google Play Books app allows users to read their favourite books and authors on the go. Users can choose from millions of titles on Google Play including new releases, New York Times best sellers, up-and-coming authors and free books. The app offers users a range of genres to pick from. Users can even personalise their reading experience and start from where they left on their phone, tablet or computer.

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