Google Play replaces Android Market

Google has rebranded its Android Market app store as ‘Google Play’, an entertainment hub where users can get access to music, films, books and apps.

The cloud-based platform allows Android users to search and share content that is stored online, enabling access wherever you are and on any Android device.

Up to 20,000 tracks can be stored in Google Play and more than 450,000 Android apps and games are currently available to download. However, apps have been given a step back from the limelight, being fourth in the store’s list.

Google Music and Google eBookstore will also be joining Google Play alongside Android Market. It's available to use on both computers and mobile devices running Android 2.2 or above.

Jamie Rosenburg, Director of Digital Content, wrote in the Official Google Blog: “Our long-term goal is to roll out as many different types of content as possible to people around the world, and we’ll keep adding new content to keep it fresh.”

The full service is available in the US, but UK residents will only have access to movies, books and apps for the time-being. 

 

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