Play Movies Now Supports Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound on Android TV

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…)

Google Play’s 75% Off Any Movie Rental is Back

Back in December, Google handed out 75% off codes to everyone to try and get them to rent a movie on Google Play. If you missed out, you now have a second chance, as Google opened up the “75% off any one movie rental” promo again last night.

To claim, all you need to do is open up Google Play, jump through to the Entertainment (on app) or Movies & TV sections, and hunt for the red banner that tells you about the 75% off deal. Click the banner, tap “Continue” in the prompt that shows, and then be on your way to renting at a discounted rate.  (more…)

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…)