Google Keep isn't the only app getting an update today – a new version of Play Movies is rolling out as well. This one comes with some UI refinements, news seeking behavior, and a few new settings. You want it? We can help.
Google has yet to update the changelog, but here's what we're seeing so far.
- Updated slide-out menu with multi-account selection
- New seeking behavior
- Closed caption system override setting
- Closed caption indicator icon on video info page
- Episode synopsis
If you're not switching accounts a lot, the new seeking behavior is probably the biggest improvement. You can still drag in the seek bar to get around in a video, but swiping above that on the video works now too. Doing this lets you scrub through the video in 10 second chunks with a swipe in either direction. You can also drag continuously for better precision (slower than using the main seek bar). It's really cool.
The APK is signed by Google and upgrades your existing app. The cryptographic signature guarantees that the file is safe to install and was not tampered with in any way. Rather than wait for Google to push this download to your devices, which can take days, download and install it just like any other APK.
File name: com.google.android.videos-3.1.22.apk.
Version: 3.1.22 (Android 4.0+).