Google Play Movies & TV is Getting a Huge Update

28 March, 2018, 00:40 | Author: Tara Reeves
  • Rahul Gandhi

But for those that do work, you can just tap and the show or movie will automatically open and start playing in the respective app.

Finally, Google Play Movies & TV will also let you save shows and movies to watch later. The company is looking to improve your entertainment experience on Android by bringing a unified streaming experience to its Google Play Movies & TV app. The changes are focused on search and streaming, adding capabilities that seemed aimed at competing with the discovery and watch features Apple has added to its own TV app in recent years. The new features will roll out to Android smartphones and tablets in the USA over the next few days.

Google has taken a major step to counter phone makers that pre-install its core set of Android apps without first going through its certification procedures.

The move may also prevent uncertified devices from installing Google's Android apps through third-party app stores and user forums. However sometimes the existence of these apps might not necessarily be the most obvious, which means that the users that will really benefit from them might not even know that they are there. Google's Play Protect system is far from ideal, as is nearly any security system, but users are advised to continue trusting it for now and to stay away from third-party app markets when possible, as a lot of them have little to no vetting process for new apps. It also lists third-party apps and streaming platforms that now have rights to your desired content.

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Video streaming is a big deal. The service will show you when it becomes available to buy or rent on Play, if the price has recently dropped, or if it is now available to stream.

Lastly, the app has a watchlist tab for saving shows and movies to watch later.

Long-pressing: In this new update, you will be able to long-press on items to quickly vote them up/down or add them to your Watchlist.

Dubbed Andr/HiddnAd-AJ, it has since been removed by Google but researchers from cyber security firm Sophos Labs say it could have infected up to one million users.

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