Google Play Store Adds 20th Century Fox Content
Google today announced that it has struck a deal with 20th Century Fox and will now offer its content in the Google Play Store and on YouTube. Android device owners will be able to rent or buy 20th Century Fox content (movies, TV shows, etc.) starting today. Google says it now has distribution deals with all six major film studios in the U.S. Fox's content will first be available to U.S. customers, but will eventually made made available outside the U.S.
YouTube Adds VR Video Content for Google Cardboard
YouTube today kicked off widespread support for virtual reality video content in the Android YouTube app. Android handset owners can find VR content in YouTube and watch it through the Google Cardboard viewer.
Google Play Store Begins Adding 4K Movies
Google today said the Google Play Movies & TV store is now offering a small selection of 4K (Ultra HD) movies. About 125 titles can be purchased or streamed in 4K.
Google to Add Family Friendly Tools to Play Store
Google today said it plans to add a section to the Play Store that will make it simpler for families to find appropriate content. A new graphic, called the Family Star, will signify to consumers when content is rated for children.
Airplay Support Comes to Google Play Movies for iOS
Google has updated its Play Movies & TV app for iOS devices and added direct Airplay support for streaming to the Apple TV. Play Movies users have been able to push content to the Apple TV for a while, but it involved a workaround.