The name which i am going to introduce is the Google digital media service that have been revamped to fly under a latest banner: Google Play offering its digital entertainment into a single cloud-based destination to play. Google now says goodbye to the Andro Market and merges Google Play into the Android market with music, eBookStore and many more, details after this break!
In order to adequately reflect changes and new content to the store, the Big G has changed the name to Google Play with immediate effect. It sold apps when it first launched, but Google has now added books, movies, and music to its new brand in order to keep up with rivals Amazon and Apple an ever changing market.
Google’s Android Developer’s blog describes the changes:
Today we’re launching Google Play, an integrated destination for apps, books, movies, and music, accessible to users on Android devices and to anyone on the Web. Users everywhere can now find their favorite apps and games in Google Play, with other digital content, all in one place.
Google also combines its entertainment services and Android Market to create a do-it-all, on any device’s hub. Doubt, when you get Google Music, Google eBookStore, the Android Market and the Android Movie rental service into one service called “Google Play”, then Apple and Amazon gets a headache.
What is Google Play? Actually it’s a digital entertainment destinatiuon where you can find, share and enjoy your favorite music, movies, books and applications on the web as well as on your Android phone or tablets. Google Play is completely a cloud-based so all your said favorites can be stored online, which is available for you anytime and never bother about losing them are moving them again and again.
While when comparec to Apple offers with rich content in an easy obtained way for all devices, all of which seem to be in perfect harmony with one another, and that appears to be the sort of thing Google is attempting with Play. The blog continues:
We believe that with a strong brand, compelling offerings, and a seamless purchasing and consumption experience, Google Play will drive more traffic and revenue to the entire ecosystem.
With Google Play you can get:
* Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks
* Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games
* Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks
* Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles
The Apps and games remain the “core” of Google Play, which isn’t surprising since the Music service is still in US-only beta, but Google has certainly outlined its intentions in recent years, having launched the Google eBookstore in December 2010 and YouTube movie rentals last April. Google has assured users that services should continue to run as normal by logging in to their Google Accounts.
The above said four Google services have already been incorporated into Google Play on PCs. On Android phone or tablet, Google will be upgrading the Android Market app to the Google Play Store app over the coming days. Google also promises, all “your books, videos and music apps” in the countries where they are available will be upgraded to Google Play Movies, Google Play Books and Google Play Music apps soon.
While the music, movies, books and apps you’ve purchased will continue to be available to you through Google Play-simply log in with your Google account like always.”
Google Play seems to work with all mainstream Web browsers. Try it now with Firefox 10, IE 9 and Chrome 17. Videos are shown via YouTube and require Adobe Flash. Google will be offering different album, book, video rental and Android app at a special price each day for the next week in what it calls a “7 Days to Play” sale.
Rumors point towards this: that Google Play will be entertainment hub for the rumored Google 7-inch tablet. Googl aims to capture the place that Amazon and Apple didn’t make it happen.