Google Play Movies & TV Updated With Material Design and Smarter Info Cards

Fittingly on the day Nexus 6 pre-orders went live, Google has officially unveiled an updated Play Movies & TV app with a look inspired by Material Design. That is not all that has changed, though, as the app is gaining automatic Info Cards, a tweaked “Watch Now” tab, plus a new icon.

The influence of Material Design is everywhere. The slide-out menu has shed its Holo appearance, buttons and iconography float above parallax images, and every header is distinctly red. The result is a much cleaner, more intuitive interface.  (more…)

The Wolf Among Us is Now Available Through Google Play, Free to Download

After a period of exclusivity through Amazon, The Wolf Among Us is now available to the majority of Android users through Google Play, priced at free to download. Created by Telltale, the same folks that brought you The Walking Dead series, the game is based on episodes, meaning that once you complete the first episode, you will need to purchase the additional parts of the story.  (more…)

Google is Halloweenifying Your Photos Through Google+

To get into the Halloween spirit, the Photos app from Google+ is now Halloweenifying your photos, allowing you to create your very own spooky scenes or scary portraits.

Creating your own Auto Awesome photos with Halloween effects is very easy. To start, open up the Photos app on your device, then hit the three star button in the top right corner. From there, select either Spooky or Fun Effect. Then, choose your photo. Once you hit “okay,” Google+ does its magic.  (more…)

Pay Your All Access Subscription Using Google Play Balance

Since the beginning of the service, users who wished to subscribe to magazine feeds, TV shows, or have access to Play Music All Access, needed a credit card on file to be charged when it came time to pay Google.

Starting recently, it appears Google has made it possible to use your Google Play balance to pay for subscriptions, such as your Google Wallet balance or Google Play balance (gift cards, survey rewards, etc.). While we are not entirely sure if the ability to pay with your Google Wallet balance is new, since we have not subscribed to any services on Google Play since the launch of All Access, the ability to subscribe to services with a gift card is entirely new.  (more…)