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…)
A quick note for our international readers – Google Play Movies is now available in four new countries: Belgium, Philippines, Uganda, and Switzerland.
Lost in the wave of app updates that we received yesterday, Google pushed out an update to the Play Movies and TV application. The changelog for this update might not be the flashiest, but it is full of solid features that will make watching your TV shows and movies on your Android device even better. (more…)
It seems that Google is going all out with Chromecast for this upcoming holiday season. Hot on the heels of the news that Chromecast is now usable with 10 new applications, today Google has announced that it is getting even more accessible. Google’s own Play Music and Play Movie services are now easier to use with Chromecast. (more…)
The official Play Movies & TV app from Google received an update today, just nearly missing the update festival Google held yesterday with all of its other apps. The update isn’t anything too major, but does bring several bug fixes, and the ability to buy the next episode in a series directly through the application. The app now also allows users to browse by TV show in the “My TV Shows” tab on the sidebar. (more…)
Even though none of us own a Chromecast yet, Google has gone ahead and updated the apps for Play Music and Play Movies for compatibility. Now, once you get your fancy new dongle, you can stream your music and videos right to the big screen with the press of a single button. There is also some bug fixes listed for both apps, so even if you aren’t a dongle man, go grab it anyways. (more…)
During this year’s Google I/O, the fate of the original Nexus Q seems to have been signed, sealed and delivered – it’s likely not coming back (though we’re still slightly crossing fingers). A new one wasn’t announced nor did Google announce new software or an update for the original that was introduced in 2012. It was indeed a sad day for those of us who actually used the half-baked-media-center-glowing-bowling ball. (more…)