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Google Play Movies & TV
Google Play Movies & TV
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Initial releaseMarch 2012; 7 years ago (2012-03)
Stable release(s) [±]
Android4.17.68 / January 27, 2020; 28 days ago (2020-01-27)[1]
Android TV4.14.22 / August 1, 2019; 6 months ago (2019-08-01)[2]
Android Daydream4.9.5 / December 10, 2018; 14 months ago (2018-12-10)[3]
iOS2.13.0004 / May 23, 2018; 21 months ago (2018-05-23)[4]
Operating systemAndroid
webOS (smart TVs)
Tizen (smart TVs)
TypeDigital distribution

Google Play Movies & TV is an online video on demand service operated by Google, part of its Google Play product line. The service offers movies and television shows for purchase or rental, depending on availability.

Google claims that most content is available in high definition, and a 4K Ultra HD video option was offered for select titles starting in December 2016.

Content can be watched on the Google Play website, through an extension for the Google Chrome web browser, or through the mobile app available for Android and iOS devices. Offline download is supported through the mobile app and on Chromebook devices. A variety of options exist for watching content on a television.


Google Play Movies & TV offers movies and television shows for purchase or rental, depending on availability.[5] Google states that "Most movies and TV shows on Google Play are available in high definition", with a resolution of 1,280×720 pixels (720p) or 1,920×1,080 pixels (1080p).[6] Google added a 4K Ultra HD video option for select titles in December 2016,[7] and began offering content in 4K HDR quality in the United States and Canada in July 2017.[8][9] Users can pre-order select content to have it delivered automatically at the time of release.[10] Rented content has an expiration time, listed on the content's detail page.[11]


On computers, content can be watched on a dedicated Movies & TV section of the Google Play website, or through the Google Play Movies & TV Google Chrome web browser extension.[12][13]

On smartphones and tablets running the Android or iOS mobile operating systems, content can be watched on the Google Play Movies & TV mobile app.[14]

Offline download and viewing is supported on Chromebooks through the Chrome extension, and on Android and iOS through the mobile app. Computers running Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS operating systems cannot download content.[15]

In order to view content on a television, users can either connect their computer to a TV with an HDMI cable, use the Google Play Movies & TV app available for select smart TVs from LG and Samsung as well as Roku devices, stream content through the Chromecast dongle, through the YouTube app on Amazon Fire TV devices, or through Android TV.[16]

Geographic availability

Geographic availability of movies on Google Play
Geographic availability of TV shows on Google Play

Movies on Google Play are available in over 110 countries.[17]

The full country list includes: Albania, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Aruba, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Canada, Cape Verde, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, Fiji, France, Gabon, Germany, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malaysia, Mali, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Moldova, Namibia, Netherlands, Nepal, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Norway, Oman, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Rwanda, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad and Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.[17]

TV shows on Google Play are only available in Australia, Austria, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and United States.[17]

History of expansion

Google Movies was launched in May 2011[18] and rebranded under the "Google Play" banner in March 2012.[19] Availability of movies was introduced in Korea in September 2012,[20] movies in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, and Spain in October 2012,[21] movies in Brazil and Russia in December 2012,[22][23] movies in India and Mexico in March 2013,[24] TV shows in the United Kingdom in July 2013,[25] movies in Italy in November 2013,[26] a major expansion of movies in 13 new countries in December 2013[27] and 38 new countries in March 2014,[28] movies in Belgium, Philippines, Switzerland, and Uganda in May 2014,[29] movies in Ireland in July 2014,[30] movies in Austria in September 2014,[31] movies in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Cyprus, Hungary, Iceland, Macedonia, Malta, Slovenia, Taiwan, and Ukraine in November 2014,[32] movies in Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore in July 2015,[33] movies in Turkey in March 2016,[34] and movies in Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam in November 2016.[35]


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  13. ^ "Google Play Movies & TV". Chrome Web Store. Google. Retrieved 2017.
  14. ^ "Watch movies & TV shows on your mobile device". Google Play Help. Google. Retrieved 2017.
  15. ^ "Download movies & TV to watch offline". Google Play Help. Google. Retrieved 2017.
  16. ^ "Watch Google Play videos on your TV". Google Play Help. Google. Retrieved 2017.
  17. ^ a b c "Country availability for apps & digital content". Google Play Help. Google. Retrieved 2017.
  18. ^ Parr, Ben (10 May 2011). "Google Launches Movies for Android". Mashable. Retrieved 2018.
  19. ^ Ruddock, David (6 Mar 2012). "The Android Market Is Now Google Play - Integrating Apps, Games, Books, Music, And Movies". Android Police. Retrieved 2018.
  20. ^ Spradlin, Liam (September 28, 2012). "Google Play Movies Come To Korea - Enjoy Hundreds Of Titles From Korea And Hollywood". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
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  24. ^ Ravenscraft, Eric (March 27, 2013). "Play Movies App Updated With In-Depth 'Info Cards', Service Launches In India & Mexico". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  25. ^ Rice, Jeremiah (July 31, 2013). "Google Play TV Shows Now Available In The United Kingdom: UK Residents Can Watch As Much Honey Boo Boo As They Want". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  26. ^ Rice, Jeremiah (November 12, 2013). "Google Play Movies Are Now Available In Italy On Android Devices And The Web". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  27. ^ Crider, Michael (December 27, 2013). "Google Play Movies Expands To 13 New Territories, Including Hong Kong And New Zealand". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  28. ^ Whitwam, Ryan (March 27, 2014). "Google Play Movies & TV Expands Into Chile, Sweden, Denmark, And 35 More Countries [Update]". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  29. ^ Whitwam, Ryan (May 22, 2014). "Google Play Movies Goes Live In Belgium, Philippines, Switzerland, And Uganda". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  30. ^ King Jr., Bertel (July 9, 2014). "Play Movies Now Showing In Ireland". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  31. ^ King Jr., Bertel (September 17, 2014). "Play Movies Is Now Ready To Stream To Devices In Austria". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  32. ^ King Jr., Bertel (November 4, 2014). "Play Movies Is Now Ready To Stream Motion Pictures In Hungary, Macedonia, Ukraine, And 6 More Countries". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  33. ^ King Jr., Bertel (July 30, 2015). "[Update: And Singapore] Google Play Movies Now Shows Flicks In Indonesia And Malaysia". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  34. ^ King Jr., Bertel (March 30, 2016). "Google Play Movies Launches In Turkey". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.
  35. ^ El Khoury, Rita (November 17, 2016). "Google Play Movies rolls out in 10 new Middle Eastern countries and Vietnam". Android Police. Retrieved 2017.

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