Google Play Music, Movies and TV updated with Chromecast support; Google Play Store and Hangouts updated too

July 25, 2013
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    Thanks to yesterday’s onslaught of Google announcements, new versions of Google Play Music, Movies and TV, Google Play Store and Hangouts have began rolling out to users. Google continues to use staged roll-outs for their apps, a feature we’ve all come to know and love since I/O 13 just two months ago. If you’re like us and don’t want to wait for the updates to become available for your devices, we’ve snagged the APK’s for Google’s latest app updates for your downloading pleasure. More importantly, if you happened to be one of the lucky ones to score a Chromecast, you’ll need the Play music and Play Movies and TV app updates to be able to fling content from your Android devices to your TV.

    Google Play Music 5.1.116K

    What’s new

    • Send your music to your TV (when used with Chromecast)
    • Bug Fixes
    • Increased tap target size for context menus

    Download APK | Download Play Store

    Google Play Movies and TV 2.6.9

    What’s new

    • Send what you’re watching to your TV screen (when used with Chromecast).
    • Support for virtual surround sound on the new (2013) Nexus 7, and on the Nexus 10 running Android 4.3.
    • Watch Now sync enabled across devices.
    • Several bug fixes.

    Download APK | Download Play Store

    Google Play Store 4.2.9

    What’s new (unofficial)

    • Minor bugfixes over last weeks 4.2.3
    • Minor widget changes
    • Minor layout changes

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    Hangouts 1.1

    What’s new (unofficial)

    • User interface tweaks
    • Updated emoji insertion animations
    • Bigger YouTube thumbnails in the hangout window
    • Bug fixes
    • Some users are reporting minor performance improvements, your mileage may very.

    Download APK | Download Play Store

    Download Note: All APKs are signed by Google and will update your existing, installed application. To install them, you’ll have to enable installation of applications from unknown locations in settings. Once downloaded, just install them as you would any other application. Enjoy.