Google launches Play Movies in SA

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If you’re downloading apps for your Android device all the time, you would have noticed an all new-look Google Play Store, with a new entertainment section, but what’s in it is even more surprising.

First there were Books, then came the Music but just recently Google launched Play Movies in South Africa.

Play Movies is the tech company’s answer to movie-renting services already available online, making the traditional video renting store even more obsolete.

The Google Play Movies allow South Africans to rent or even purchase films, watchable on their smartphones, tablets, computers and smart TVs.

Titles available include the latest Hollywood blockbusters and even a few old-time favourites. Locally produced films are yet to have their place in the store, but Google South Africa is working on it.

Movies are available for rent from R19.99 and when rented the user has 30 days to watch most of them.

More recently released movies are priced slightly higher with some prices hovering around the R34.99 mark. Films on the store are categorised in a variety of genres, including Comedy, under the Laugh Out Loud section,Thrillers, Horrors, Sci-Fi, Action and Adventure.
Source: The South African 18 March 2016