In May this year, we got our first taste of Google Play Moives on our Android Phones in Uganda, Google also made this service available for iPhones and iPads but there was no support for downloading Movies. As a gesture of good will, Google is updating its Play Movies app from iTunes to include one very important feature: the ability to download movies for offline viewing.
Google Play Movies on iOS might sound a bit strange, especially considering Apple heavily relies on iTunes Store to do just that. But those that straddle both Apple’s and Google’s worlds will very much appreciate the availability of Google’s video service on both platforms. In the past, using Play Movies on an iPhone or iPad would need an Internet connection, and a very good one at that, because it only supported streaming videos. iOS users have now been unshackled and can also enjoy untethered (from the Internet) watching that those on Android have enjoyed for some time now.
The update also brings some other improvements, particularly in the accessibility of the app as well as fixes for bugs. But really, the highlight of this update is all about offline viewing.
You can get Google Play Movies for iOS on iTunes App Store, and it is ready for the taking. It is compatible with both iPhones and iPads as long as they are running iOS 6.0 or higher. Those with Chromecast dongles can also use them.