Posted On March 6, 2012 By In Mobile, Top Stories

Google Ditches Android Market For Google Play [VIDEO]

Google has announced a new service called Google Play. An online hub of music, movies, books and apps on the web and Android devices. Google Play will store files in the cloud so you can access them online at any time.

Google Play is an integration of Android Market, Google Music and Google’s eBookstore. Users of Android Market will get an update to Google Play in a few days time while users of Google Music and Google Books will also get updates to Google Play Movies, Google Play Books and Google Play Music apps.

For storage, Google Play allows you store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks, download more than 450,000 Android apps and games, browse through Google’s eBooks and rent movies. For the next 7 days, Google is running a special ““7 Days to Play” sale offering discounts on apps, movies and albums.

Google is still getting licenses for music, books and movies around the world so for now only U.S. residents can access music, books, movies and apps via Google Play. In Canada and the U.K., users can get movies, books and Android apps. Australians get access to only books and apps while Japan residents get movies and apps. Everyone else in the world will access Android Apps via Google Play.

Here’s a video from Google explaining the all-new Google Play

Google Play is obviously a target at the iTunes Store. Apple’s iTunes store collection has worked for it over the years as a great place to find a wide range of content.

What do you think about Google Play? Will users find the switch easy? Will you switch to Google Play?

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