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LAST UPDATED: February 1st, 2023
Google Play is an efficient way to buy or rent what you love to watch. Google Play makes transferring your movies quick and easy, it also gives you the option to watch your library on the go. You can save purchased movies on multiple devices, allowing you to view movies, even if you are unable to connect to the internet.

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The Good

  • Access to content anywhere
  • Save content to five devices
  • Parental controls available

Access Anywhere with Google Account

With Google Play, your purchases link to your account, which allows you to watch your favorite movies and TV shows anytime anywhere, even if you are offline.

Download Options

Users can download purchased movies to up to five devices. If you reach this five device limit, you can remove a movie download from any device, allowing you to re-save that same movie to a new device.

Occasional Free Rentals

Occasionally Google Play will provide users with a free rental, available on any device instantly.

Seamless Google Account

Not only can you keep your movies and TV shows in one place, but you can also keep any other purchases you make with Google Play linked to one account such as games, music, and apps.

Parental Controls Available

Google Play allows users to set maturity levels as well as a PIN code for all purchases. This allows parents to protect their children from accessing anything they shouldn't be viewing. Google Play has many great benefits to their streaming TV services.  The main benefit to using Google Play is that it is tied with the users Google account.  Everything a user purchases from apps to movies is accessible in one place.  And users can access their content anywhere, due to everything being tied to their Google account.
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The Bad

  • No cloud storage
  • Can be expensive
  • Pay to view

No Cloud Storage

Though it's great to take media on the go, Google Play does not allow users to upload or save movies to the cloud. Users have to keep their home library and movies purchased through Google Play separate.

Expensive Long Term

Google Play can be rather expensive compared to other streaming platforms. Because users don't pay a monthly fee for unlimited access to a company's library, users pay per rental, which can add up and be expensive.

Google Supported

If you're not an Android user customer support on other devices may be tricky. However, Google Play is available to all users who create a Google account. Google Play's benefits definitely outweigh the drawbacks but it is good to take note of the few drawbacks Google Play does have.  The main fault is that users pay for just about everything they watch.  So although the Google Play library is large, everything users want to see is for purchase.  After just a few purchases, users will have spent more than a monthly price for Netflix. View Top Rated Companies

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The Bottom Line

Google play is a great step toward integrating services and platforms for Google users. If you'd like to keep your library updated and linked with your account on the go, Google Play is a great solution. Similar to Apple TV or Amazon, Google Play now allows you to store any and all of your Google or Android purchases in one place. This makes billing, searching, and overall experience more seamless than ever. But do note that everything you want to watch on Google Play is for rental or purchase. There are very few free TV episodes and movies available to watch for free. So after just a few rentals and purchases you have spent more than the Netflix or Amazon Prime monthly payment amount.
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70 Reviews

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Tony's Babygirl Staton MO

Great for all google users, a must have. The content and signal to stream is great..love the outcome and would recommend!

1 day ago

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Shantel Palomino Euclid, OH

This is a great.i really like playing the games and being able to leave a review for everyone to see it also has a library with everything in it customer service is great and security is always protected

3 months ago

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Who Knows Baltimore, MD

I have had an amazing experience with Google play streaming. I love that I can stream my favorite movies and T.V. shows. There's also an option to download those movies/shows to watch offline later. All together a great service.

4 months ago

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b. ellena Kansas City, MO

Google Play comes with that trusted "Google" name of which it definitely lives up to. It I'd my main source for application content downloads and 9 times out of 10 I find what I am looking for in a very fast and uncomplicated way!

4 months ago

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Shaterria N Fort Lauderdale, FL

I am loving the new rewards system google play store has. Any games or in game purchases you make are converted into points and you can rack those up to use in game. I also love how easily accessible apps are and how they are categorized.

5 months ago

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Bridget Walker Gulfport, MS

Who doesn't love Google Play. It's the best service on my phone. Without their service my phone would be useless. It's the best service I have and the price is so affordable that any one can afford to have it. You can find everything there.

5 months ago

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tia robinson Minneapolis, MN

I don't use Google play as much as I did before but I have purchased many TV show episodes and a few movies from them.

4 weeks ago

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Yaminah Williams West Chester, PA

I like that Google play is convenient. I can access and use so much on this app.

1 month ago

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Natalie

I dislike that the first one or two episodes of a television show are sometimes free but then have to purchase the remaining episodes if you'd like to continue.

1 month ago

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luke klemm Farmington, NM

Generally I don't use Google service's but Google play works good. The app search is kinda limited but overall it works

1 month ago

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Rafet Afnan Mymensingh, 34

Google Play is the newest online streaming service of Google that meets customer demands and satisfaction. Google Play is easy to use and there are 30 days free trial version too! Google Play offers you the latest movies and shows that are not on Netflix too! You can arrange your favorite movie genre into your Google Play Library. Most importantly, You can use it from any device. Subscription fees based on series shows, and vary from show to show. On newly updated Google Tv you can only watch your subscribed items, which is a bit harsh. And more than 480p is restricted.

1 year ago

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J Allen Pensacola, FL

This is very good. Younger users (16- 30) love this and I understand. Just not the quality of others.

2 months ago

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Darrin Pelham Rincon, GA

I have always used Google play to get all my apps and have always found what I have been looking for. The suggested for you feature has lead me to things that I might not have thought of as well. I will say that I only use the free apps because I have never found anything that I need to pay for. The options are there and Google play is definitely my go to app source.

1 year ago

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Gail Mann Charlotte, NC

What I like most about Google play I am able to download a verity if different apps as needed

3 months ago

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Candice Allen Houston, TX

Great variety easy to operate for my children and easy to operate for myself as well it’s hassle free & great for car play

3 months ago

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SAMANTHA EDWARDS TX

Google Play is an absolute great company. They are always coming in with new games and apps. I would recommend them to anyone on any day of the week.

6 months ago

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James Tuttle Kingman, AZ

I have used it for every app. on my android phone. Very easy to use and reliable as the have protected apps that they check for any types of damaging junk.

8 months ago

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L Hill Chicago, IL

Not enough free content but at least there is a few items that I liked or discovered that I found enjoyable. Renting and buying content in my opinion was really overpriced for me. If your on a tight budget it is not easy to expand your library with Google Play.

11 months ago

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Chad Edgar Wentzville, MO

Streaming TV plenty of shows to watch my movies really awesome place to so when you want to do this anything from learning to Syfy history Gaia all kinds of stuff

11 months ago

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melrose1989 Carterville, IL

I love google play. I recently joined a couple years ago. I love how you get "play points" for many purchases that you can use towards credits in the future once you have enough.

1 year ago

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Chris Bright Tempe, AZ

It is really easy to down load much needed apps from this platform. I really like that I can go to a page and update my installed apps all at once. They are also really good at resolving over charge issues

1 year ago

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Susan Bowes Aberdeen, WA

very good they have great selections would recomend highly

2 months ago

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Mickey Mangum Long Beach, MS

I downloaded several tracks from Google Play that were not in Apple Music. I found it to be very similar to the other online music platforms I've used. It works fine and payment is simple via card. The quality of the sound files are great.

3 years ago

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Jacob American Fork, UT

I definitely recommend Google Play. I love having monthly deals like free movies, $5-$10 off movies, and even clearance movies that receive new titles constantly. Movies are way cheaper through google play than anywhere else I can find.

3 years ago

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Kylie Howes Provo, UT

Google play is a good option as far as online shows and movies go, but it's more like building an online library than it is a streaming service. You can rent movies and videos or add them to your library, but you usually have to pay in order to get access to their content. It seems to work pretty well, though, and I've never had any issues with poor video quality or bad streaming connections.

3 years ago

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Whitegul Slime Grand Rapids, MI

The movies are great I just don't like that you have to rent them and you can only watch it once

4 months ago

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Christine Barnhart IA

Overall very good experience. I love how fast and convenient it is, and the options it selects from, lots of free apps as well.

5 months ago

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Lisa Cato Lake City, FL

I like google play sometimes they offer bargain prices for videos and movies. The streaming quality has always been good. I like that I can pay as I go/play

9 months ago

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Emerald Scott West Jordan, UT

Google play is great. I purchase and rent movies from them all the time. As long as you can access your Google account you can stream all of your movies easily.

5 years ago

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Rosie Hansen Salt Lake City, UT

Google Play allows you to download games, apps and pretty much whatever you may be looking for. Really user-friendly and downloads are pretty fast, especially if you are connected to wi-fi.

3 years ago

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Kmzokie Tulsa, OK

I have always enjoyed my Google services on my phones and computers they are user friendly and offer so many products that are extremely useful. Thanks google😁

5 months ago

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Adam Sokal Warsaw, 14

I use just google play for my phone apps. I really like that you can read other users reviews before installing the app that is interesting for you.

1 year ago

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Alex Danielson Riverton, UT

We've used Google Play to purchase movies we couldn't find for purchase anywhere else! Service is reliable and price is on point!

2 years ago

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Alexander Johnson Burbank, CA

I enjoyed it while I was a android user but the acting world isn’t compatible with google play. Watching shows streamed from GP always glitches out on me

2 years ago

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Cade Boudreaux , FL

I personally don’t like google play. Its catalog is smaller than other streaming services. It’s also weird that you have to buy individual movies, etc. instead of having everything all at once which can end up being more expensive in the long run.

2 years ago

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Melissa Holcomb Portland, OR

Always great and easy to use! No complaints here.

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Dylan Curtis Pleasant Grove, UT

This is a great service, I get to put my digital movie copies onto Google Play with our family email address and everyone can enjoy the movies wherever they are.

3 years ago

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Zac Marx Brighton, CO

Google Play has one of the best deals for streaming tv and movies. With constant deals and cheap giveaways, you can get classics for a great deal and have access anywhere.

3 years ago

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Jess Root Gilbert, AZ

I have used this to stream movies I own and also to purchase and rent movies. Sometimes you can find free movies and deals. Easy to use on mobile device.

4 years ago

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Rakim Carpenter Tulsa, OK

Google rewards you for answering a few questions have almost every app

6 months ago

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James Richards Las Vegas, NV

Google play is awesome. They have great apps, movies anything you want they have it.

7 months ago

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alk43420 Cleveland, OH

I like it. A variety of apps of all sorts. If a problem occurs custom service is very helpful.

9 months ago

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anupam sumessur

There is a vast variety of movies available at cheap prices. Highly recommend google play.

11 months ago

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Bianca Youmans Orangeburg, SC

I love their platform and variety I like that they have a lot to choose from which make things easier

4 weeks ago

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Jineice Hamlett The Bronx, NY

I like Google lay you can download alot of stuff games music movies I just dislike when some things you install sometimes is slow

2 months ago

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Mandy Pesce Laurelton, NJ

I love this app. I also love the rewards points system they have where you can cash in points for things!

1 year ago

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G GA

They usually have the app you need but the cost of your privacy and lately there's been a lot of issues with performance although they go to app I prefer to go to a different app

1 year ago

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Rocio Diaz Tallahassee, FL

Google Play does not offer an easy user experience and is not used much as competitors offer a larger range of movies and tv shows than are offered in Google Play. Also, it usually disconnects from the internet.

2 years ago

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DeeDee G. Dallas, TX

Google play works great! I love the service and all the movies I get on it. I do not have any buffering issues so overall I reccomend!

2 years ago

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Erin American Fork, UT

google play is pretty perfect. its very helpful if you need a quick song or show in a snap and its as easy as using google

4 years ago