Google Play replaces Android Market and unifies Android content services

Android logoGoogle has gradually been ramping up its content distribution channels for Android. Over the past two years, the platform has gained dedicated stores for purchasing electronic books and movies. Google also provided its own music locker and streaming service. The search giant is now streamlining all of these into a unified service for purchasing, syncing, and streaming media content.

The new cloud-based media platform is called Google Play. The company characterizes it as a comprehensive digital entertainment service that can handle all of the user's content needs. The Google Play store has already launched on the Web and Google is also taking the opportunity to overhaul the manner in which users obtain and consume media on the Android platform.

Google Play replaces Android Market and unifies Android content services

The traditional Android Market will be replaced with a Google Play application. Android's official video, music, and e-book applications will be rebranded and tweaked to fully integrate with the Google Play services. Google says that users will always be able to access their previous purchases through the service and easily get their purchased content onto new devices.

We were really impressed when Google Music launched last year. It offered great device integration from the start and a nice hassle-free syncing and streaming model that has continued to work very well. If the new Google Play service can build on that success, the convenience might really appeal to users. We will see how it stacks up later today when we take a closer hands-on look at the Google Play user experience.

Source: Ars Technica

Tags: Android, Google

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