Android market has been available in the android device since the dawn of android civilization. It had allowed you to download numerous apps and features that made your life much easier and meaningful.
Well now it just got a whole lot better with the introduction of Google Play which is nothing but the android market being updated to enable certain new features that will provide a single place for all your entertainment needs.
Initially Google had separate services which provided you with EBooks, music and movies. You had to download these apps separately and then access them one at a time.
iTunes was the service introduced by Apple since the launch of the iphones from which you were able to access all your music, videos and ebooks and even download them for local offline viewing.
But now itunes has gotten the competition from Google Play which is designed to behave like itunes in providing you with a central repository from where you can access all your favorite mp3, ebooks and videos.
You will be able to access the Google play from any android powered device and share the contents between the devices very easily without much hassle.
Google play was designed to become a single digital destination from where you can obtain and enjoy music, movies and books or apps no matter from which kind of device you are using.
Features of Google Play are:
- You will be able to buy new music and also get the ability to store approximately 20,000 songs for free.
- Download more than 450,000 android apps
- Browse and buy from the world’s largest collection of ebooks
- You will be able to rent your favorite movies including new releases and HD titles.
The above features were listed in the official Google Blog and this will also incorporate the cloud service that google had been intending to release in their I/O conference this June.
In the coming weeks Google will be rolling out the updates to various regions and accordingly the android market will be called Google play store and the other services such as music, videos and books will be called Google Play music, Google Play Videos, Google Play Books respectively.
Any purchase that you had made before the upgrade will be retained in your account and you can access them when you like.
Since the update and features that are being offered through Google Play are country specific and here is a list of the features that you can expect from the Google Play depending on which country you reside in.
- In the US: you can access music, movies, books and android apps
- In Canada and UK: you can access movies, books and android apps
- In Australia: you can access only books and android apps
- In Japan: you can access only movies and android apps
- The rest of the countries can only access the android apps.
Although the updates are being rolled it will be sometime before all the services can be offered equally in all the other countries of the world.
Do let us know what you think about Google Play and whether it’s the right move to make a central Google entertainment system.