Android Marketplace Update

Well, this is interesting.  I recently went into the Android Market on my Galaxy Tab and it asked me to accept the terms and conditions again.  I accepted, and the app closed down.  When I booted the market back up I had a shiny new "movies" tab.  In my preview of the Touchwiz UX update, I noted that the update came with the "Google Videos" app pre-installed but that the market didn't have movies available for purchase yet.

One puzzling thing is that the playback worked flawlessly on my rooted galaxy tab, but Josh's rooted phone just gave him the playback error we all know and love.  My device is running essentially a "stock" Touchwiz build, so that might have something to do with it.

Like most market updates, expect this rollout to go out gradually, but it can't hurt to clear the cache to try and force and update.  One additional screen capture, and a blurrycam pic of actual playback (since the videos app seems to block screen capture methods) after the break.  If you get it on your device, be sure to sound off in our forums.

Yes, I got excited and clicked randomly

Mr. Blurrycam goes to the movies

 

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Google Movies update pushing out to Galaxy Tab

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Too funny... I posted about this on twitter last night. Was wondering why my wife's Tab now had movies and mine didnt... And I also wonder why I was able to play movies on my rooted Tab.
Guess i will clear cache on my Tab again to see if I get it...

I did the exact same thing lol. I figured it was a little strange that I now had it and I couldnt remember anyone else writing about it. Go Tab!!!

Remember it takes all kinds... I travel a LOT, and you cant stream Netflix while headed to South America on a plane... So for me, 3.99 rentals are ok...I download it, and watch it on my overseas trips...

Zapote21, do you know for sure if that's how it works? For instance, if I rented a movie, it would download on my Tab for me to watch (not streamed) for say, a 24 hour period?

You have the option to download or stream. If you download, you have thirty days to watch it. Once you start to watch the movie, you then have 24 hours to complete watching. It automatically erases the movie after it has been used.

I too have had the movies tab on my 10.1 Verizon LTE tab since it's first release. I (Since they haven't released it yet for the LTE version) don't have the new Touchwiz either.

I had the "Videos" app on my tab since the update as well. But the movies tab in the market is the update that pushed out. That, and the fact that I can watch Google movies on a rooted device made me pretty excited. Though I need to spend a bit more time before clicking rent. Didn't see this was the old movie (which I have already seen) and not the new one.
Go into your tab's settings, and into applications and "Manage Applications" If it's not done already, make sure you are viewing "all" applications (the middle tab). Go down to "Market" and then clear cache and force stop. After that, go to your market app and see if it loads the new market.