Tag Archive: Play


Google Play had 145% more app installs than Apple App Store in Q4 2017

More than 19 billion new apps were installed from Google Play in Q4 2017.

Apps are an essential component of any smartphone, and while this is an area that iOS was previously king of, that’s definitely no longer the case. The Google Play Store has grown and matured a lot over the past couple years, and Q4 of 2017 was its best quarter yet.

According to App Annie, the Play Store saw 19 billion new app downloads  [Read More…]

It’s not perfect, but Google Play is still the best place to get all your apps

Android allows you to install apps you downloaded from anywhere and everywhere, but most people should stick to Google Play.

As smartphone users and general citizens of the internet, we’re all used to seeing headlines telling us how the app store for our phones was found to have a handful of apps with malware and that they were downloaded a few million times. These stories come from security companies who spend 100% of their time looking for  [Read More…]

Google now offers audiobooks in the Play Store (get 50% off your first purchase)

Want to read more, but don’t have the time? Audiobooks are the obvious solution. Lots of people today use the time spent cooking or working out to enhance their knowledge by loading up an audiobook on their smartphone (or another device). Aware of the trend, Google too wants to encourage people to expand their horizons, […]

Audiobooks now available on Google Play without a monthly subscription

You can start listening to a new title for under $ 10.

The Google Play Store is already Android’s one-stop-shop for apps, games, movies, TV shows, and e-books, and now the digital marketplace is officially stepping into the world of audiobooks. There was a rumor back in November that this was in the works, but now you can head to the Play Store and start listening to your favorite titles.

Audiobooks will be offered alongside e-books within  [Read More…]

Lara Croft Go is one of the purest Tomb Raider experiences you can play

Lara Croft Go forgoes backstory and traditional action-adventure game conventions — yet it’s still the best Tomb Raider game you’ll play.

2018 will see the release of a brand new Tomb Raider movie, which will officially be…takes a deep breath … a reboot of a movie series that’s adapted from a video game series with the source material, of course, based on the most recent video game reboot of the original Tomb Raider games. In other words,  [Read More…]

7 Google Play Music playlists to get your blood pumping while you work out

Your best workout tool isn’t a dumbbell or treadmill: it’s your music!

January is a month many of us promise to start getting back to the gym to exercise. Doing this in the dead of winter can be problematic because you really need some motivation to get out of our warm beds and trudge through the cold and ice to go avoid eye contact at the gym. Well, a good playlist can get your adrenaline up, your  [Read More…]

Everything you need to know about Google Play Music

There is more music than you can imagine right at your fingertips.

While there are many apps that stream music, and stream it well, Google Play Music is Google’s music service, and as such is an app that comes on millions and millions of devices. While the app has gotten clunkier in recent years, the app is still undoubtedly one of the most useful on the Android scene, and with generous benefits to both paid and free  [Read More…]

How to upload and download music on Google Play Music

Put your music in the cloud and stream it anywhere

Before All Access, before the white and orange overtook Google Play Music, the service was rather simple: you uploaded your music, and you streamed it anywhere. It was a simpler time. It was a better time. Nowadays, many users use Google Play Music without ever uploading their libraries. Whether you want to download the music you bought, upload the music you own, or just get music saved  [Read More…]

Moto G4 Play finally has Android 7.1.1 Nougat 13 months later

Who needs Oreo when you have Nougat, right?

Back in 2016, Motorola released three entries in its G-series with the Moto G4, G4 Play, and G4 Plus. The G4 and G4 Plus were both updated to Nougat later in the year, but the same could never be said for the G4 Play. Motorola was running Nougat soak tests for the G4 Play at one point in 2017, but an official over-the-air update was never released.

Now, in  [Read More…]

Google Play Music and YouTube Red are the best deal in streaming right now

You get a lot of video and music subscriptions vying for your money.

From music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music to video services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video, there’s more and more subscriptions anxious to get your money every month, but one of the best values in subscription streaming isn’t one subscription, it’s three.

It’s Google Play Music! It’s YouTube Red! It’s YouTube Music! It’s all three in one!

Three services, one  [Read More…]