Just a few minutes ago Google announced the launch of Google Play, a re-branded Android content hub that brings Android Market, Google Music,Google eBookstore, and its video offerings under one roof or store.
So from now onwards you can get access to movies, apps, music, e-books and all google’s content services at one place (store) called Google Play and the changes go into effect today. So we can say Goodbye to the 3-year-old Android Market, and say hello to the new baby Google Play.
Starting today, Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore will become part of Google Play. On your Android phone or tablet, the Android Market app will be upgraded to the Google Play Store app over the coming days. Your videos, books and music apps (in countries where they are available) will also be upgraded to Google Play Movies, Google Play Books and Google Play Music apps.This update is for devices running Android 2.2 or higher, and users on other devices will continue to have the same access to your apps as before.
Google Play is built on the same infrastructure as Android Market, so the transition for users and developers will be seamless. Users can sign into their existing accounts with the same credentials as before and purchase content using the same payment methods.
With Google Play you can:
- Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks
- Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games
- Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks
- Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles
Also Google is celebrating the launch of Google Play with “7 Days to Play” sale, which offers a different album, book, video rental and Android app at a special price each day for the next week .
In the U.S., today’s titles include the collection of top 40 hits Now That’s What I Call Music 41, the popular game Where’s My Water, the novel Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and the movie Puncture for just 25 cents each. In addition, you’ll find great collections of hip-hop, rock and country albums for $3.99 all week, detective novels from $2.99, some of our editorial team’s favorite movies from 99 cents, and our favorite apps from 49 cents.
In the U.S., music, movies, books and Android apps are available in Google Play. In Canada and the U.K., Google offers movies, books and Android apps; in Australia, books and apps; and in Japan, movies and apps.
So Check out the Google Play web store now.