Google’s Android Market changes to Google Play
Google Play: the one-stop shop for Android digital media services
Google has today launched Google Play, its streamlined and rebranded digital media service.
Previously, Android users would have visited separate Google sites to download apps, books, music and movies, but Google Play will be a one-stop shop and also includes cloud-based technology – just like Apple’s iCloud
Buy a song from Google Play on your laptop and it will instantly sync and be available on your phone. There’s also the facility to store up to 20,000 songs from your own library for free with the service.
Essentially this is an evolution of Google’s Android Market, with content categorised into four areas: Play with Movies, Play with Music, Play with Apps and Games, and Play with Books.
You won’t need to do anything differently, but the way you purchase and download media to your smartphone and tablet should be simpler and with the cloud your entertainment will be available wherever you are.