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LAST UPDATED: February 25th, 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.

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


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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Tony's Babygirl Staton MO

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

1 month 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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Bea ThaTruth San Antonio, TX

Easy to navigate this app. It explains points when you buy the packages with Google play.

2 months ago Edited January 20, 2023

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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.

3 months 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

4 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

5 months ago Edited October 4, 2022

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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😁

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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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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.

7 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.

10 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

11 months 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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Melissa Holcomb Portland, OR

Always great and easy to use! No complaints here.

4 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.

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abby becht Pleasant Grove, UT

I like using google play because inside the app you have many cool things, including books, movies and games for your devices.

3 years ago Edited September 14, 2021


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Amy Boren American Fork, UT

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!

3 years ago

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I like that some apps on Google Play have reviews. It is a shame that not all of them have those.

1 year ago