Joining a group to a beta version of an app on Android hasn’t exactly been the simplest of tasks. It typically involves finding out or knowing about a Google+ group or Google Group that hosts the beta, then clicking through a special link in that group to opt-in to testing, before moving onto Google Play to get the beta installed. See what I mean? (more…)
At the bottom of today’s post from Google on the new features coming soon to Google Play, there is a brief reference to a change that will allow family members to share paid apps. Why Google didn’t think this major change was worthy of a bigger announcement is beyond me, so we’re going to take a minute to make sure you know about it. (more…)
Google I/O hasn’t started yet, but you can bet that Google will talk about the release of a new app designed specifically for developers with apps on Google Play. It’s the Google Play Developer Console app! Yep, no more logging into the developer console via the web and attempting to manage your apps. With this app, you can do quite a bit of management of your apps from within an app. How fun. (more…)
We are feeling good today, so let’s give away a few Google Play promo codes. These codes will allow the eight different winners to purchase whatever they might want on Google Play, including apps, games, movies, books, music, or whatever. It’s your money, do what you please.
We have $200 worth of codes up for grabs, split up in $25 increments. That is a total of eight winners. On Thursday (5/12) at 10am PST, we will choose our eight winners via Rafflecopter.
Let’s do this. (more…)
Google Play announced via its Twitter account this morning that Play Movies and TV now supports Dolby Digital Plus surround sound on Android TV and Roku devices. To put it very simply, any movie you rent or purchase from Google Play should now offer a better audio experience, something which is great for those of you who use a nice home theater setup in your crib. (more…)
Anyone else seeing these cute little pop-ups inside Google Play with a notice that “The Force Awakens” is available for rent? Of course, the timing makes sense since today is May the 4th, aka Star Wars Day, but Google could do this for other movies, TV shows, or apps, presumably.
At least one of our readers is seeing them, but neither of our Google Play stores are showing the fun. We are all running v6.4.12.C.
This morning, Fenix, the popular Twitter app on Android that hit Twitter’s ridiculous token/user limit, returned to Google Play. That seemed odd to us since the removal was likely a part of a realization that the developer shouldn’t be selling an app to users who weren’t ever going to be able to login. So we reached out to the developer and he responded with a somewhat cryptic Tweet that is certainly interesting, especially to other 3rd party developers worried about Twitter’s limit. (more…)
Listed as coming soon, users of Netflix will be able to pay for their subscription via Google Play billing, just as you would for Google Play Music or Google Play movie rentals. While this change will likely not affect current users, anyone who downloads Netflix from Google Play and wants to begin a subscription, this change will be quite convenient. (more…)