Google Announces Google Play - music, movies, books and apps

Google Announces Google Play - music, movies, books and apps

Google has just announced Google Play. Google Play will combine the Android Market, Google Music and the Google eBookstore. Google is describing Google Play as a "digital entertainment destination" combining apps, games, movies, music and books into one place.

All of your musics, movies, books and apps are stored online, always available on any device through Google Play. Google Play stats:

Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks

Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games

Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks

Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles

The move starts today and the Android Market will get upgraded on Android Phones and Tablets over the next few days. Video, books and music apps will be upgraded to Google Play Movies, Google Play Books and Google Play Music apps. The music, movies, books and apps you’ve purchased will continue to be available to you through Google Play.

Google is also going to have some special prices for albums, books, video rentals and apps over the next week.

Country info:

In the U.S., music, movies, books and Android apps are available in Google Play. In Canada and the U.K., we’ll offer movies, books and Android apps; in Australia, books and apps; and in Japan, movies and apps. Everywhere else, Google Play will be the new home for Android apps. 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.

For teachers, students and schools using Google and Android, this is important information. It brings all of these different media types into one location.

Google Play:

About Google Play:

(on a side note, I love the interactive logo circles on the Official Google Blog).

Cross posted atEducational Technology Guy and viaTwitter. David Andrade is a Physics Teacher and Educational Technology Specialist in Connecticut. He is the author of theEducational Technology Guy blog, where he reviews free educational technology resources for teachers, discusses ways to use technology to improve teaching and learning, and discusses other issues in education.
He is also a professional development trainer and presenter at conferences, helping educators learn new and innovative ways to educate students. He is also a Discovery Education STAR Educator and member of the CT DEN Leadership Council. Disclaimer: The information shared here is strictly that of the author and does not reflect the opinions or endorsement of his employer.

David Andrade, MS Ed, a former educator, edtech specialist and school district CIO, is the Business Development Manager, Google Services, at CDW•G, a leading provider of integrated information technology solutions. He works with schools and internal teams on services and solutions around their Google environment.