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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.

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.

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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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Dylan Curtis
October 15th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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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.

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sydney clark
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I am a big fan of google play! Everything about it is easy to use and I am always surprised by their helpful service!

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Zac Marx
October 8th, 2019 Brighton, CO DETAILS
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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.

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Amy Boren
October 2nd, 2019 American Fork, UT DETAILS
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Its easy to use and my whole family enjoys it! I Appreciate how kind and quick they are to fix any problem that has come up!

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Tracy Womack
August 7th, 2019 Cedar City, UT DETAILS
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Google Play has the best options of shows in the business. I love the prices that they have as well!

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Mazi Marcel Womack
July 22nd, 2019 Cedar City, UT DETAILS
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Google Play is awesome. They have the best shows with the best quality of videos.

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Rosie Hansen
May 20th, 2019 Salt Lake City, UT DETAILS
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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.

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May 15th, 2019 Pleasant Grove, UT DETAILS
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Google Play is an ok video streaming company. I don't feel like it has anything different than any of the other video companies.

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Erin
December 10th, 2018 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

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Trying to figure out google play is like trying to figure out how to do homework for a class you didn't go to. virtually impossible even if someone has used it forever

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Grant
December 3rd, 2018 American Fork, UT

I used to use an Android, and I used to use Google Play. I used to watch some stuff on it and I didn’t enjoy it. I don’t love watching stuff on my phone, and also I don’t like paying that much for tv shows or movies. You could lower the price on them so more people would but them.

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Dylan Curtis
October 30th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT

We use this to upload our DVD library so we can stream movies when we don't have access to the DVDs and DVD player. Sweet service.

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Jess Root
July 11th, 2018 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.

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Sadie Scoville
June 12th, 2018 Pleasant Grove, UT

I really like how easy it is to use google play and all the options that they have.

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Emerald Scott
December 6th, 2017 West Jordan, UT DETAILS
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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.

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Kenneth Okerlund
June 1st, 2017

I haven't had any good experiences with Google Play. The main issue I have is the pricing and the lack of cloud support.

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