Google Play to take on iTunes adding magazines, newspapers and TV series for a full content ecosystem

Google Play to take on iTunes adding magazines, newspapers and TV series for a full content ecosystem
Did you have the chance to play around with the new Google Play one-stop shop for Android apps, movies, books and music? Rented "Inglourious Basterds" for $0.25 this week?

We certainly did, but something is missing. No, not just the latest House M.D., but newspapers and magazines too, favorite pastime for young and old when in the bathroom. 

We kid, but according to the unofficial Google Operating System blog, the gang from Mountain View is gearing up to offer the full suite of entertainment content on Google Play, adding magazines, audiobooks, newspapers and TV series to the mix very soon.

As if to prove this suspicion, Google has recently registered a variety of domain names like googleplaymovies.com, googleplaynewspapers.com, googleplaymagazines.com, and googleplaytv.com.

We'd love to see a full-blown entertainment content war between Apple, Google, Amazon and Microsoft, because if this giants start undercutting each other's pricing, sub-dollar movie rentals might become the norm. We doubt it will go that far, though, but we'll surely enjoy streaming "Fight Club" to our HDTV for $0.25 tonight. Hmm... what's with Google discounting Brad Pitt this week?

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9 Comments

1. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Now Google is really on the move! It's gonna be really hard to stop this rolling elephant.

2. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

The Fight Club book is also .25 today through the Google Play store. A great read, especially if you liked the movie too.

3. android1234

Posts: 203; Member since: Feb 09, 2010

I have the Galaxy Nexus, and im still running on the android market. I habe the play music, and play videos, but not the play store. Does anyone know how to fix that?

4. shimmyx20

Posts: 280; Member since: Mar 03, 2009

I just got the update today. I'd say it's on it's way, I don't think they're updating all at once. That said, don't worry, you're not missing out on anything, just a name and icon change as far as I can see. Same selection and layout

5. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

Google still doesn't let you buy movies though, whereas iTunes does, albeit at inflated prices, I think. Epic fail if Google doesn't let us BUY TV shows. Why pay $4 to rent something when you could pay a little more to actually own? Google has a long way to go.

6. cepcamba

Posts: 717; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Install a video recorder on your device before renting movies. Then it's gonna be like buying an official-quality copy of the film. Keep it secret and don't distribute though, against the law you know. :p

7. ellishyman22

Posts: 3; Member since: Oct 29, 2011

Google needs to introduce gift cards into their ecosystem!!!

9. tward291

Posts: 559; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

i would actually like to see something like that. kinda how itunes has giftcards

8. Jenks

Posts: 11; Member since: Dec 30, 2011

If your still waiting on the update you can download the apk here: androidadvices.com/download-google-play-store-v346​-tutorial/

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