Google TV is about to get a whole lot more useful. As of today, Google is pushing Play Movies, TV Shows, and Music to GTV. The rollout is going to take a few weeks to complete, so don't stress if it's not available on your box just yet.


With this update, you'll be able to rent or buy content directly from the Play Store and stream it to your TV. You'll also be able to discover movies and shows via the TV & Movies app, which will also provide recommendations for content available on Netflix and Amazon, along with Google Play.

The update also brings a slew of goodies for developers, including auto-updates, subscription billing, and smart app updates.

[Google TV Blog]

Cameron Summerson
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  • JT

    So where does this leave the Nexus Q? Hopefully it will become the next iteration of Google TV.

  • b_to_the_randon

    Hoping the NSX-GT1 gets this. I love my Blu-ray + GoogleTV box. :)

  • randompsychology

    Now, if the Logitech Revue wasn't such a lag fest...

  • Tyler Brainerd

    I'm confused because I'm almost positive I've been watching Google play movies and listening to my play music since I got my Google tv like a month ago.

    • michael interbartolo

      you could sideload the play movie app or watch via youtube. now it is a native app for both purchasing and watching content. music player was available for a month or so, but you couldn't buy music from the play store on the googletv before now.

      • tylerbrainerd

        oh i didn't even think about purchasing. I always do that from my phone anyway, it's way faster.

        • spicymeatball

          except you tv shows won't show up in youtube.

  • numpty

    Wake me up when they bring Movies and TV Shows (and indeed Books) to those of us outside Merka, then I'll start caring about what device I might use to watch them.