Google Play Movies offline

We're keeping an eye on the Google-Intel Chrome OS livestream, and this little nugget just dropped:

Google Play Movies will be available offline on Chrome OS later this year.

That'll help with the major criticism with Chrome OS — that the web browser-turned laptop becomes all but useless without an Internet connection. That's never been 100 percent true, of course, but neither is it completely false. And being able to watch movies offline is a huge step in the right direction.

The new Google Play Movies Chrome app will be available "over the next several weeks."