Google unites Android Market, Google Music, Movies and Books into Google Play


Google Play is not a tablet after all, it is a rebranding of Android Market merged with Google Music, Movies and Books all together into one single entertainment store that’s accessible from the Web and any Android device. Discover, buy and share now made easy.

Google Play is your one-stop shop for all your favorite entertainment. With over 450,000 apps, millions of songs and books, and thousands of movies, Google Play has something for everyone. Before you decide what you want, sample a free music or book, view app ratings, reviews, and screenshots, or watch a movie trailer. Google Play is a more connected, powerful experience.

With Google Play you can:

  • Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks
  • Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games
  • Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks
  • Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles

In the U.S., music, movies, books and Android apps are available in Google Play. In Canada and the U.K., we’ll offer movies, books and Android apps; in Australia, books and apps; and in Japan, movies and apps. Everywhere else, Google Play will be the new home for Android apps.

Google’s long-term goal is to roll out as many different types of content as possible to people around the world, and they will keep adding more new content to keep it fresh.

Source: Google Play, Google Blog