Tag Archive: Play


Google Play listing for Disney+ goes live for Netherlands

Give it to me now, please!

What you need to know The Disney+ app listing is live on Google Play, but only available in the Netherlands. Dutch subcribers will apparently get a free preview this fall ahead of the November launch. Screenshots of app on Android phones and tablets shown in listing.

Disney+ launches on November 12, but if you live in the Netherlands, it sounds like you’ll be getting a sneak peek. The app listing has  [Read More…]

Google will roll out its ‘Play Pass’ subscription service ‘soon’

You may have to shell out $ 5 a month to get a Play Pass subscription.

What you need to know Google’s Play Pass subscription service is coming soon. The service is expecteed to have a $ 5 monthly fee and include access to ‘hundreds’ of premium apps. Games like Stardew Valley and Marvel Pinball will also be included.

Google’s Play Store subscription service, called Play Pass, will soon be launched to take on the Apple Arcade  [Read More…]

OneDrive hits 1 billion installs on Google Play Store

Microsoft’s efforts on Android continue to hit major milestones.

What you need to know OneDrive recently hit one billion installs on the Google Play Store. OneDrive is the second Microsoft app to hit the one billion installs milestone. Several other Microsoft apps are at 500 million installs.

Microsoft’s OneDrive recently hit one billion installations on the Google Play Store. OneDrive is the second Microsoft app to hit this milestone, with Microsoft Word being the first. Microsoft continues  [Read More…]

Google Play Store gets UPI as a payment option in India

UPI is currently the most popular digital payment option in India.

What you need to know Users in India will soon be able to purchase apps, games, and in-app content using Unified Payments Interface (UPI). Google is hoping the addition of UPI as a payment option will help app developers reach a wider audience. UPI will show up as a payment option on the Play Store in India over the new few weeks.

Google has announced the  [Read More…]

Honor Play 3 is an entry-level phone with a hole punch display, 48MP camera

Thanks to the hole punch cutout, the Honor Play 3 boasts a 90% screen-to-body ratio.

What you need to know Honor’s latest entry-level phone has a HiSilicon Kirin 710F chipset and packs a large 4,000mAh battery. The phone also features a 6.39-inch HD+ display with a hole punch cutout and triple rear cameras with a 48MP primary sensor. It will be going on sale in China later this month for a starting price of just 999 yuan  [Read More…]

Google Play Store promo videos will soon start playing automatically

Promo videos in the Play Store are expected to play silently, similar to the feature on YouTube.

What you need to know Beginning this month, videos in Play Store listings will begin playing automatically. Google says this will “help more users discover your content at a glance.” Developers have been asked to disable monetization in their videos by November 1, 2019 to keep them eligible to be shown on the Play Store.

The Google Play Store recently  [Read More…]

Borderlands 3: What you need to know before you play

Borderlands is probably the game equivalent of a “mindless action flick,” and I say that with as much respect as possible.

The essentials: What you need to know before playing Each Borderlands game summarized

Everything you need to know about Borderlands 3

Welcome back Borderlands 3

$ 60 at Amazon

Prepare for the fight of the galaxy

Borderlands 3 promises a ton of action and mayhem. Pick your new favorite Vault Hunter and  [Read More…]

Brighter, whiter Google Play redesign rolls out after months of testing

This new store is cleaner, brighter, and absolutely killing my eyes during midnight app binges.

What you need to know New Google Play UI is rolling out on Android and Chromebooks. New design is cleaner, uses new font, and moves the section carousel to bottom tabs. New update also brings customized store lisitng options for app developers.

The Google Play Store seems to go through a redesign about once or twice a year, but the new UI  [Read More…]

Is this the beginning of the end for Google Play Music?

It looks like Google may be planning to draw curtains on Play Music very soon.

What you need to know Google has removed the ability to gift Play Music subscriptions with the latest version of the app for Android. You can still gift a Google Play Music subscription using the web version or an older version of the Android app. Google has already confirmed that it plans to eventually replace Play Music with YouTube Music.

Earlier this  [Read More…]

Google Go is now available on the Play Store for everyone

You can download the lightweight app for free right now.

What you need to know Google Go is a lightweight version of the regular Google app and uses less storage/data. It was first launched in 2017 for select countries as part of the Android Go program. As of August 20, 2019, it’s available worldwide for everyone to download via the Play Store.

Back in 2017 when Google launched the Android Go program, it created an assortment of  [Read More…]