Tag Archive: Play


Give back by making a donation to your favorite charity with the Play Store

It’s that time of the year where the carolers are making their rounds and mostly everyone is in a cheerful and giving mood. For the last year or so, Google has made it easy for Android users to make donations to some of their favorite charities, and you can do so directly from your phone. Here’s how you can make a charitable donation from your Android device.

How to make a charitable donation

There are quite a few  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies now lets you search content from Netflix and Disney Plus

Stop wondering which service has what and watch more.

What you need to know Google Play Movies has now added support for Netflix and Disney Plus. With these services added, you’ll now be able to search for even more movies and TV shows within the app. You must still have the apps installed and subscribe to the services, Google Play Movies can only help you find which service the movie or TV show you are searching for  [Read More…]

When it comes to the Moto G7, should you go with Play or Power?

Everyone has something they’re passionate about, and at Android Central, we’re crazy about Android phones. We test and play with all of the latest devices out there to ensure you’re spending your money on products that are a good fit for your lifestyle.

Most affordable Moto G7 Play

$ 130 at Amazon

Pros Same processor as G7 Power Matte plastic finish Flash for selfie camera Cheapest of the two phones Cons Less RAM Smaller display Weaker  [Read More…]

How to set parental controls on Google Play

Google Play has millions of apps, movies, and books available — and not all of it is family-friendly.

The Google Play Store is a vast marketplace filled with tons of great kid-friendly content, but there’s also some things on here that are decidedly not kid-friendly. If you just got your kid an Android phone that they’ll be managing rather than being under your Family Link profile, you can still set parental controls on Google Play to keep  [Read More…]

These cases let you play around with the Moto G8 Play with no fears

The Moto G8 Play is aiming to be one of the more popular handsets over the coming months if Motorola’s mid-range track record is any indication. However, with so much value in the G8 lineup, you’ll still want to keep it protected and we’ve found the best cases for the G8 Play.

Improved grippiness Fancart Soft TPU Protective Case

Staff Pick

Fancarts Soft TPU Case keeps everything simple with its raised edges, matte TPU material to  [Read More…]

Use the Oculus Link cable to play Viveport Infinity games on a Quest

Now that HTC has released the Beta for Viveport Streaming, headsets such as the Oculus Quest are now able to stream VR content from the Viveport Infinity store by using the Oculus Link cable. Quest owners will have access to hundreds of incredible games through the program. This step-by-step guide will help you set up your Oculus Quest to play games through the Viveport Infinity store.

Products used in this guide VR without external sensors: Oculus Quest (Starting  [Read More…]

Google Play Movies is prepping support for Dolby Vision HDR

Dolby Vision HDR support requires a licensing fee from Dolby.

What you need to know Google Play Movies is prepping Dolby Vision support in the app. A recent APK teardown by XDA Developers of the 4.17.22 version of the app revealed strings referencing Dolby Vision. Dolby Vision gives a superior picture quality over HDR10 by using dynamic metadata.

Google Play Movies is apparently working on adding Dolby Vision HDR support for its app soon. The revelation comes  [Read More…]

Google denies Epic’s request to be exempt from the Play Store’s 30% fee

Epic says that it did not ask for special exemption for itself, but that it wanted to see changes to the smartphone ecosystem across the board.

What you need to know Google takes a standard 30% cut from app revenue on its Play Store. Epic asked for Fortnite to be exempt from this fee. Google denied its request.

There are some facts in life that are indisputable. The sky is blue. Water is wet. Epic Games can’t  [Read More…]

Terraforming Mars is an award-winning board game you can play on your phone

Terraforming Mars is one of the most celebrated strategy board games released in the past decade. A digital version of the game was released on Steam last year, and now fans can enjoy playing the game on their smartphones, too.

While I never played the board game myself, my old roommates were absolutely obsessed with Terraforming Mars. I’d often come home to see our kitchen table taken over by a giant map of Mars and find them deeply  [Read More…]

Oculus Quest owners will be able to play hundreds o Viveport Infinity games

Viveport Infinity now supports Oculus Quest.

What you need to know HTC Vive releases VIVEPORT Streaming for standalone headsets. Oculus Quest owners will be able to use the Oculus Link to connect to the Viveport Infinity store. Quest owners will be able to access hundreds of PC VR titles through a Viveport Infinity subscription for $ 12.99 per month or $ 8.99 annually.

HTC Vive has released the Beta of VIVEPORT Streaming, which will give Vive Focus  [Read More…]