Version 3.6 of Google Play Movies and TV has hit the Play Store, and it shakes a few things up a bit. I'm not going to waste your time with introductions here. Let's just jump right in.
Out of the box, a new set of slides are there to introduce you to the app.
The Managed Downloads screen has received a refresh, and it's not just about looks. Content is now separated into My Movies and My Episodes. Items are also arranged into a list rather than cards. Lastly, the storage bar now located at the top shows how much space your videos are taking up and how much is still free.
Old, Nexus 5.
New, OnePlus One.
Lollipop introduced a screen pinning feature that lets you prevent others from switching to another app when borrowing your phone or tablet (thanks for sharing that video, now I'm going to go browse through your personal photos!). This release of Play Movies brings that functionality in-app. It's available even if you still have screen pinning disabled at the OS level.
The functionality, which prevents you from accidentally switching to another app while watching a video, makes sense at first glance. But if you want to fast forward or rewind, you will have to go through the process of holding down the Back and Overview (Recents) buttons to do so (or just Overview if your phone is in Accessibility Mode).
And now, the APK.
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-3.6.11-36111-minAPI14.apk
Version: 3.6.11 (36111) (Android 4.0+).