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Google Play Movies may be planning to offer free films with ads

Google Play Movies may be gearing up to provide hundreds of movies to viewers for free — assuming they can put up with a few advertisements. The news comes courtesy of an app teardown done by the folks at XDA Developers, and with so many of us both stuck at home and trying to save money during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it's very good news, assuming it pans out.

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Google Play Movies will support HDR10+ content soon

Google Play Movies is still one of the best ways to purchase movies and TV shows online, thanks to its integration with YouTube purchases and support for Movies Anywhere. However, the service has been slow to adopt new technology. HDR compatibility didn't start rolling out until 2017, and support for the HDR10+ standard (which was created in 2017) is still missing — but not for much longer.

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Netflix and Disney+ content now appears in the Google Play Movies app

Netflix has been one of the largest movie and TV streaming services available since pivoting from its DVD-rental model in 2007. Despite mass popularity throughout the greater half of this decade, Netflix has managed to completely avoid integrating with the Google Play Movies app — at least, that was until now. We have confirmed that Play Movies can finally search for content exclusive to Netflix, as well as the brand new Disney+ streaming service.

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(Update: Rolling out) Google launches Play Points in US to reward you for Play Store spending

In a time when our media consumption — from video to music to books and more — is stratified across myriad platforms and when we just can't be bothered to download another application that'll end up taking precious space on our phones, Google faces the challenge of consumer malaise as it battles for its piece of those markets. One way it has tried to get people excited for apps again is with its all-you-can-eat Play Pass scheme. Another tool that the company has deployed in other countries and is launching in the United States from today is a loyalty program covering everything under the Play Store tent called Play Points.

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All 10 seasons of 'Friends' are on sale for $60 ($80 off) on Play Movies

Netflix may have paid $100M to retain 'Friends' for 2019, but come January 2020 it goes over to HBO Max. If you still want to have a show to play in the background when you're tired of 'The Office', you can buy the Complete Series Collection of Friends for $60 over at Play Movies, a cool $80 off.

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Play Movies rentals for popular films start at $0.99 this weekend

This weekend is apparently "Ultimate Movie Weekend," meaning that digital rentals from studios like Lionsgate, Paramount, Sony, Universal, and Warner Bros are being discounted to as low as $0.99. A ton of films have been slashed to $0.99, $1.99, or $2.99, but you'll have to hurry — these prices are only valid until June 3.

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Google Play Movies v4.9 includes several subtle UI tweaks and prepares Watchlist price comparisons [APK Teardown]

While most of Google's core apps have gone through some pretty monumental changes in their adoption of Google's Material Theme, many of the other apps have been slower to take on a new look. In some cases, like the latest Play Movies & TV app, the changes are also much gentler, spanning over the course of a few versions.

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You can now access Google Play Movies content via Google Home

Google Home can start playback of video content from plenty of streaming services like Netflix and HBO. This has been a thing since shortly after Home launched, but Google's own Play Movies platform was not included for some reason. After getting some hints last week that the feature would arrive, it's now official.

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Google Home may have playback controls for Play Movies soon [Update]

Google's Home/Assistant have been able to pull media from your Netflix subscription for a while now, but playback for first-party Play Movies content has been unavailable. Based on recent reports, that may be set to change. For some, media in Play Movies can now be triggered for playback on a Chromecast by asking a Google Home.

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Google Play Movies v4.3 prepares configuration options for streaming services [APK Teardown]

Google recently launched a new feature that suggests various streaming services when you're looking at TV shows and movies to watch. The latest update doesn't appear to do any more than ensure that feature is available, assuming it hadn't already rolled out to you. However, it looks like there's still a little more to come. It looks like we'll also get the option to configure those streaming services and cable subscriptions to get better suggestions.

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