Google I/O has been quite hectic so far, with amazing new devices such as the Nexus 7, Google’s low cost but high-end tablet, and the Nexus Q, Google’s social streaming media player. We also got a first glimpse of the next iteration of the Android OS, Android 4.1 Jellybean which will be featured on the Nexus 7 and will soon be available as an update on the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Somewhat lost in the melee is the revamped Google Play Store which now has movies, TV shows, and magazines as well. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights.
Movies on the Play Store were already available for rent earlier, but now you have the option to purchase titles as well. You can now also enjoy your favorite TV shows, with the option to buy individual episodes or even full seasons. Features of Google Play Movies and TV shows include:
You can watch the videos introducing Google Play Movies and TV shows here:
You can download the Google Play Movies app from the Play Store here.
Along with Play Books, Google has now also introduced Google Play Magazines. You now have access to your favorite magazines and the ability to choose from numerous titles thanks to Google’s deals with publishers such as Conde Nast and Hearst. Features of Play Magazines include:
You can watch a video introducing Google Play Magazines here:
You can download the Google Play Magazines app from the Play Store here.
Unfortunately, the new features of the Google Play Store are only available to US consumers for now, but that should change shortly.
What are your thoughts? Will you be purchasing TV shows, movies, and magazines from Google Play? What do you think of the new additions? Let us know in the comments section below.