New Android market offers movies and e-Books

Google has unveiled a revamped android market that includes a new interface, movie rentals and e-book downloads, though only available in the US for the time being.

By - July 13, 2011 Share on LinkedIn

US Android users can now rent movies priced at $1.99 (±R13.60) directly through the android app market using a new Videos app.

In a recent blog post, Google said, “With the Videos app, available in Android Market, there’s no more waiting for downloads, syncing, or worrying about storage space, simply sign into Android Market with your Google account, and you can rent movies from anywhere—the web, or your Android phone or tablet—and start watching instantly.”

E-books are also available, with over 3 million e-books included in the app store. As with movie rentals, e-books are linked to your Google account, so you can make use of them over a variety of devices such as your mobile phone, computer or tablet.

Finally, Google has revamped the look and feel of the app store itself. “We’ve created more space to feature some of the most interesting content of the week on the home page. We’ve added more top charts, with newer, more relevant items, and we’ve made it easy to swipe through these charts as you browse the store. We’ve also introduced new collections of great content, like staff picks and Editors’ Choice apps,” Google concluded.

The automatic update will be available soon, with devices running Android 2.2 or higher supported.

Read the full story over at PCMag.

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