Google Play Movies & TV now available in 117 countries on Android and iOS, vai Chromecast on just about any TV, on a Roku streaming box, and on select Smart TVs recently added many new ways to watch the movie including:
Starting today, Play Movies now offering over 125 movies in 4K Ultra HD resolution, using VP9.
Google Play Movies & TV together with Daydream VR platform available since October, now lets you watch all movies and TV shows in a Google Play library in a virtual cinema, even if you’re offline.
Play Movies & TV is also now available on 2016 Samsung Smart TVs, which means your library is immediately available to watch directly on a TV. You can also browse new release movies and next-day TV shows using the TV remote. and start watching new right away.
Google is reported experimenting a feature to allow searchers to rate movies or TV shows directly from the search results page. With that, now in the knowledge panel, when a movie or TV show is displayed, users will be able to express their ratings by clicking on the thmbs up and thumbs down icons that appear on the page.
As always, a Google spokesperson said, “We’re currently experimenting with the feature but have nothing to announce at this time.”
Google also noted that celebrating music on YouTube is turning more into dollars as music subscriptions have been growing faster and advertising is another powerful driver of revenue. In fact, in the last 12 months, “YouTube has paid out over $1 billion to the music industry from advertising alone,” Google said.
On December 7th, National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Google is enabling students to explore the Pearl Harbor with Google Expeditions to mark the 75th anniversary of the attack and to honor the Hawaii’s vital role in World War II.
Interested, check out the many Expeditions featuring Pearl Harbor — The Battleship USS Missouri, Onboard the USS Bowfin Submarine, World War II, and Pearl Harbor and Hawaii During World War II. “Visiting these historical locations through Expeditions gave students a stronger connection to their homeland and sparked new curiosity about the places they pass every day,” writes Google.