Fans of the Jurassic Park franchise will want to head over to the Play Store right now. Why? Google Play has dedicated an entire section to the franchise’s books, films, and apps. The best part about the section is the deal that offers the four Jurassic Park films, including the most recent summer blockbuster, in high definition for just $35. If purchased separately in the same format, you would have to pay about $60.
[Google Play] [Jurassic Park Collection – Google Play]
As the dust started to settle from today’s big announcements from Google, the Google Play division shared some new markets for the Play Newsstand and Play Music sections of the Play Store.
Joining existing markets, consumers in Japan, Malaysia and Thailand can now tap into Play Newsstand for the latest magazines and newspapers. Meanwhile, Play Music will now be available in Japan. This brings the number of markets with access to Play Newsstand up to 28 and 59 for Play Music.
source: Google Play (Twitter)
Developers uploading applications to Google Play were left with an APK file size limit of 50MB prior to today. Now though, developers can publish APKs that are up to 100MB in size. For anything higher than 100MB or requiring expansion files, Google will continue issuing a warning to users to let them know that their downloads are of larger size.
The company notes that users still have auto-updates over WiFi as a default setting on their devices.
Pink Floyd fans, listen up! The group’s Wish You Were Here album released in 1975 is available for free through Google Play.
Here are the songs on the album:
- “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts I-V)”
- “Welcome to the Machine”
- “Have a Cigar”
- “Wish You Were Here”
- “Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Parts VI-IX)”
Maybe your Labor Day BBQ gets started in a few hours. You’re going to need some music, right? Good thing Google Play has various Best Of albums available for free. The seemingly growing collection includes Britney Spears, Johnny Cash, Simon & Garfunkel, Three 6 Mafia, and many more. All you have to do is go to the album’s listing in the Play Store and add it to your library.
Hit the break for the full list.
In 2010, Google pulled its Play services from China. According to a new report, the company is trying to make a return to China with a modified version of Google Play to fair with the Chinese government.
Waiting on a special offer to make the HTC One M9 worth buying? Now could be the time to buy. With all purchases of its flagship phone, HTC is including a $100 Google Play credit.
Hit the break for the terms of the deal.
Dr. Dre released his final album, Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre, two weeks ago as an exclusive for Apple Music and the iTunes Store. The 14-day window has come to an end and now the album is available through Google Play along with music streaming services such as Tidal, Rdio, and Rhapsody. Compton includes sixteen tracks that run for around sixty minutes.
Plan on seeing Straight Outta Compton in theaters? The album pairs pretty well with that film considering Dr. Dre was a member of N.W.A., the group that Straight Outta Compton chronicles.
Source: Google Play Music (Twitter)
If you’ve been waiting to pick up Telltale’s Game of Thrones adaptation, now might be the time to jump on it. The first episode has been discounted on Google Play from $4.99 to $0.60. That’s probably going to be as cheap as you’ll ever find the Android version of this game. Read more
As we move into the second half of 2015, App Annie has released their report on the performance of the Google Play and Apple App Store for the 2nd quarter of 2015. No surprises emerged regarding the competition between the two as Google continues to dominate in terms of downloads while the App Store maintains a lead in revenues. Read more