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Google Play Movies update arrives, lets HD movie owners access SD downloads

A new Google Play Movies update now makes it possible for owners of HD movies to download an SD version for situations where a user wants to save some storage space.
December 5, 2013
Google Play Movies

On Wednesday a new update for Google Play Movies arrived to the Play Store, bringing several bugfixes and improving video stream performance for KitKat devices.

The biggest change in the update is that you can now download the SD version of movies even if you previously have purchased an HD copy. This could come in handy during those times that you are running low on physical storage space and rock a device like the HTCOne or Nexus 5 that has no microSD slot.

As many of us have multiple Android devices, it’s also possible that at least one of your handsets or tablets might not have an HD display — making the SD version a more logical choice.

Anyhow, here’s the full change-log of what to expect:

  • Get your content offline faster – now HD movies and shows may be downloaded in HD or SD.
  • Fixed Error 31 issue affecting some devices during playback.
  • Improved video streaming performance for select KitKat devices.
  • Additional bugfixes.

To grab the update for yourself, you’ll want to head on over to Google Play.