Google Play Store Teases Carrier Billing for Verizon Devices
Owners of Android devices that run on Verizon Wireless's network will soon be able to pay for Google Play Store purchases via their wireless bill. The official Twitter account for the Google Play Store revealed this information on Twitter, but didn't provide any further details. Verizon is the only carrier among the four largest that doesn't yet support carrier billing in Google Play. The feature will be enabled in the coming weeks.
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 Debuts Family Library for Play Store Purchases
Google today introduced the Google Play Family Library, which allows a single account holder to share purchases with up to six family members. Google says eligible app, game, movie, TV show, and book purchases from the Play Store can be shared across Android and iOS devices, as well as the web with no additional sign-up fee.
Google Play Instant Lets You Test-Drive Games Without Downloading Them
Google today announced several changes to the Google Play Store and Google Play Games apps that should entice Android device owners to check out the latest games. A new feature called Google Instant Play lets people tap and try games directly in the Google Play Store and Google Play Games app without first downloading the game.
Google Pay Now Available On the Web
Google Pay has officially expanded its reach to the web. Now, people can use Google Pay to make online purchases whether they're browsing on their desktop or their mobile device.
Google Play Protect Now Securing Android Devices
Play Protect, a security tool Google announced earlier this year, has made its way to many of today's Android smartphones. Play Protect is a set of features that Google created to keep Android phones safe from malware and other malicious applications.