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HD Report | July 26, 2017

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Google Play starts offering 4k movies with HDR enhanced color

July 14, 2017 |

Google Play started offering Digital UHD movies last December, and now some of those 4k titles include support for HDR. For now though, the 4k HDR titles can only be played back on the Chromecast Ultra streaming stick.

Upon launch … Read More

Google Offers Up To 50% Off TV Bundles

May 25, 2017 |

On Google Play you can get up to 50% off selected digital TV show bundles. The sale is part of a number of deals Google has going on for Memorial Day.

At 50% off is The X-Files series for $49.99 … Read More

Google Play .99 Cent Movie Rental includes 4k UHD

May 4, 2017 |

Google Play wants your business. The online service is offering one movie rental of your choice for just .99 cents. Users can choose any title from the Google Play library, and select either SD, HD or 4k UHD resolution if available.

Most titles in … Read More

Google Offers 2 Months Free of Unlimited Music

May 3, 2017 |

Google Play Music is currently offering a free two-month free trial of their $9.99 per month service that provides unlimited access to millions of songs. The service typically only offers a 30-day trial period, so this might be a great … Read More

The Newest Movies in 4k UHD on Google Play

March 15, 2017 |

Google Play is one of the few places you can purchase or rent movies in Digital UHD, and their library has been slowly growing as it becomes more commonplace to watch content in 4k. Like Vudu, the service recently … Read More

Google Play 50% Movie Discount Ends Jan. 31

January 22, 2017 |

Have you taken advantage of Google Play’s 50% discount on a digital movie yet? If not, be sure to get in on it before the end of the month. The limited-time promotion is offering one digital movie in SD or HD for … Read More

4k Ultra HD Movies Now On Google Play

December 6, 2016 |

Today, Google Play’s movie service starting offering 4k movies to purchase or rent. The new UHD resolution is only viewable on select devices though, for now limited to Chromecast Ultra ($69) connected to a 4k TV, Sony Bravia Android TVs, and the … Read More

Google Play Offers 50% Off One Movie Rental Or Purchase

December 6, 2016 |

Want to rent a movie for next to nothing? Google Play is currently offering 50% off any movie rental from the Google Play Movies store. Or, get a great deal on purchasing a new movie in HD with 50% off.

Some … Read More

Google Promo Offers 50% Off Movie Purchase

October 21, 2016 |

Google really wants you to use their online Google Play movie service. After recently offering Underworld Digital HD for just .99 cents, and occasional other promotions including discounts on rentals and free feature films like Transformers, the service is knocking 50% … Read More

Google Play Selling ‘Underworld’ Digital HD For .99 Cents

October 7, 2016 |

Great deals like this don’t come often, but Google is pushing its Play services by offering the vampire film Underworld (2003) in Digital HD for just .99 cents. The deal also comes in advance of the theatrical release of Underworld: … Read More

Google Play Labor Day Movie Sale Offers Hits For Under $10

September 4, 2016 |

Looking for a great movie to watch during Labor Day Weekend? The Google Play store is running a sale on digital movies where you’re sure to find something. These aren’t clearance box titles either, with recent hits such as Kung … Read More

VIZIO SmartCast Update Will Add Google Play

August 23, 2016 |

The latest update to the Vizio SmartCast software for Smart TVs has improved performance time with faster load times for content, browsing and search results, as well as adding the Quick Start mode over WiFi. But the company also promises Google Play integration … Read More

‘Game of Thrones’ Episode 1 is Free on Google Play (in HD)

April 23, 2016 |

Want to try out Google Play’s streaming video service? The company is offering Game of Thrones‘ Season 1: Episode 1 titled “Winter is Coming” free-of-charge. And, the digital episode is in HD quality. Just head over to Google Play Movies & … Read More

‘Game of Thrones’ seasons selling for as low as $14.99

April 21, 2016 |

Amazon, Google Play, iTunes, and Vudu are among the digital services selling entire Game of Thrones seasons for as low as $14.99 in HD resolution. The sale comes just in time to binge-watch a few seasons before the premiere of … Read More

Google Play offers freeplay of animated film ‘Bling’

March 8, 2016 |

Want to watch a free movie online — no strings attached? Google Play is offering the animated film Bling to viewers at no charge. The film, from Momentum Pictures, has not yet been released to theaters but is available on Google Play … Read More

Google Play offers 75% Off a Movie Rental

February 19, 2016 |

Google Play is currently offering 75% off one movie rental from their digital library. Most titles are available in HD, with new releases such as Spectre, Trumbo, and The Last Witch Hunter renting for $4.99 each.

Some movies, such as Straight … Read More

Google Play: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo & more renting for .99 cents

January 27, 2016 |

Google Play has a couple dozen movies that are available to rent in HD for just .99 cents. But while many are obscure titles that never had wide distribution, they do have Swedish film The Girl with the Dragon … Read More

Weekly Tech Wrap-Up: Google Play on LG TVs, Dolby Vision on Vudu, & more

November 22, 2015 |

Here’s our weekly wrap-up of technology news in the consumer electronics and entertainment industries.

Google Play launches on LG Smart TVs It’s been a long time waiting for LG Smart TV owners to be able to access Google Play directly … Read More

LG Smart TVs Add Google Play Movies & TV Access

November 18, 2015 |

LG announced this month LG Smart TV owners will be able to add the Google Play Movies & TV service to their internet-connected sets. The Google Play access will be available in over 100 countries, for LG TVs with the webOS Smart … Read More

Google’s short-documentary EMIC is free on Google Play

March 31, 2015 | 1

“What would you want to remember if you left Earth?”

This a question answered by videographers and filmmakers from around the world in the short-form documentary EMIC. The 12-minute film is an Interstellar X Google Play collaboration that collages … Read More