Google Play opened up a Cyber Weekend Deals special last night that you should definitely take a peek at over the next few days. You’ll find games for as low as $0.99, big discounts on in-app purchases, 50% off other apps and their subscriptions, music deals with albums as low as $0.99, new movies to purchase for $5.99, and books and other literature for super cheap.
To view all of the deals, hit up the link below. (more…)
Remember that new Google Play UI that was teased back in early October, the one we said was starting to rollout the next day? Turns out it didn’t really rollout to many for a good month. But on Friday or Saturday of last week, and continuing on through today, everyone seems to be getting the new look, which features separated front pages for “Apps & Games” and “Entertainment.” (more…)
By early next year, the apps you consider downloading through Google Play will specify if they contain advertisements. Google notified developers today that they have until January 11, 2016 to sign into the developer console and declare whether or not their apps contain ads and that misrepresenting ad presence violates the Google Play Developer Program Policies. (more…)
Yesterday, Google removed Tasker, the automate-the-world with insanely complicated triggers and scenes and actions and tasks, from Google Play and has yet to restore the app for the hundreds of thousands of users who have downloaded it over the years. No one is quite sure the exact reason for the removal, which is often the case when Google suddenly, without warning, removes an app, but the developer did take to the app’s support group to say that Google did so “mistakenly.” (more…)
Apple Music is now available for Android devices through Google Play. Yup, this is a pretty momentous day for all in Silicon Valley, as Cupertino begins to acknowledge the importance of porting its luxurious iOS experiences to Mountain View.
The Apple Music app is currently listed as a beta, but if you do decide to check it out, you will be able to begin a 3-month trial for free, granting you access to over 30 million song titles. The service features catered recommendations, a way to “connect” with artists (on their own terms, of course), and create custom playlists for whatever mood you are feeling. (more…)
If you ordered a Nexus 5X or Nexus 6P, don’t forget that thanks to Android 6.0 Marshmallow and the fingerprint scanners on each, you can use your fingerprint to pay for goods on Google Play. You will have to enable the option and setup some fingerprints, but once you have done that, password typing will become a thing of the past. (more…)
The big new Google Play UI update that was teased yesterday has begun rolling out to select users. It seems to be a server-side switch, so updating to a new version of Google Play via .apk file may not even do the trick. With that said, a new version 5.10.29 did show up yesterday and could be needed in order to get the backend flip. (more…)
Ready for the next redesign of Google Play? It’s coming #soon, according to Google’s Kirill Grouchnikov, a man of #pixelpushing and Google Playness. Grouchnikov posted screenshots of the update to his G+ this morning, screenshots that show quite a change to Play’s main store page. (more…)