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Google Play Movies get info cards similar to Amazon's X-Ray

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Google Play Movies get info cards similar to Amazon's X-Ray
Google Play Movies is one of the apps in Google's catalog that doesn't get a lot of attention. There is sometimes an update to the app here or there, but in general Google focuses more on adding more content to the Movies & TV store rather than updating the app. But, today brought a pretty nice new feature to the app, adding info cards similar to Amazon Kindle's X-Ray function.

Google Play Movies get info cards similar to Amazon's X-Ray
Like Kindle X-Ray, while you're watching a video on Play Movies, just pause the video and Google's favorite cards will pop up to tell you who is on screen and give you links to more information about that actor. You'll get the general personal info card with the name, birthday, and home town (assuming all that info is available), and you'll also get a card with links to other movies for the person. 

It isn't available on all movies. Google says it's available on "hundreds of movies" with more added all the time. You'll need to be running Android 4.0+ as well. If you want to get the update, just head over to the Google Play Store.

source: Android Blog

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posted on 27 Mar 2013, 22:25 1

1. WyclefJean (Posts: 38; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


@Micheal H, even India has got The Play Store Movies today :)

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 01:30

2. Jurdiales (Posts: 121; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)


Google Play Movies is now available in Mexico today too... It doesn't have too much movies right now but is a good start! And we had the Book Store 3 or 4 days ago... I like the way that Google is expanding they market stores, i'm waiting now for the Music Store and streaming :D

posted on 28 Mar 2013, 09:29

3. kalloud (Posts: 117; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


In tunisia, we haven't yet book store nor play movies, I hope that we get these soon inshallah..

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