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Google adds movies, TV shows and magazines to Google Play store

June 28, 2012|By Salvador Rodriguez
  • Between announcing Jelly Bean and the Nexus 7, Google also said Google Play will now sell movies, TV shows and magazine subscriptions.
Between announcing Jelly Bean and the Nexus 7, Google also said Google Play… (Google )

The Google Play store will now sell movies, TV shows and magazine subscriptions, Google announced Wednesday.

This is important news for any Android users but it was overshadowed by other major Google announcements from its Google I/O keynote, especially since the announcement was basically used as a gap filler between the introduction of Jelly Bean and the unveiling of the Nexus 7 tablet.

TV shows and magazine subscriptions are brand new additions to Google Play. Movies were previously available on the digital Google store but they could only be rented.

The three additions join apps, games, music and books on Google Play, which Google introduced in March to replace the Android Market, which was a store only for apps.

As for partners whose content will be included in the store, Google mentioned Disney/ABC, NBC Universal, Sony Pictures and Paramount on the TV and movie front, and mentioned Hearst, Conde Nast and Meredith for magazines, according to Engadget.

Along with Google Play's additions, Jelly Bean and the Nexus 7, Google also introduced the Nexus Q, a social home entertainment device on which you can enjoy content from the digital store.

And if you're part of the 1% and at the developer conference, Google also announced it will be taking $1,500 pre-orders for prototypes of its Project Glass futuristic eye glasses, which will ship early next year.

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