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Play Store shows off 2014's best games, apps, movies, music, and more

Play Store shows off 2014's best games, apps, movies, music, and more

Google is highlighting some of the best content of 2014 in the Play Store. A new section called "Best of 2014" showcases the best apps, games, music, movies, books, and magazines from 2014 that Google's editors have chosen. If you're looking for new content for a new phone at the end of the year...
Refund emails for unauthorized Google Play in-app purchases start going out

Notification emails go out for Google's $19 million refund for in-app purchases

Google Play refund notices are being sent out to customers as a result of Google's $19 million minimum settlement with the U.S. Federal Trade Commission. If your Google Play account was charged between March 1, 2011 and November 18, 2014 as a result of unauthorized in-app purchases made by young...
Google takes down Pirate Bay-related apps from Play Store

Google removes Pirate Bay-related apps from Play Store

Google began taking down apps that are based on services offered by The Pirate Bay Friday in an effort to curb piracy. Google sent developers of The Pirate Bay Proxy, The Pirate Bay Mirror, PirateApp, and The Pirate Bay Premium emails notifying them that their apps have been removed from the...
Play store Material makeover adds new My Account page

Play Store Material makeover adds new My Account page

Google will be rolling out a software update for its Play Store app, giving its digital storefront a Material Design makeover. For Material lovers, the Play Store will get full-height drawers, consistent visuals and scrolling in the My Apps section, real-time card shadows, and a new My Account...
Google to take responsibility for collecting VAT for EU app sales

Google to take responsibility for collecting VAT for EU app sales

If you're a developer selling apps in a European Union member country, there will be some changes in the way taxes are handled on your apps and in-app purchases. In response to some changes to Value-Added Tax (VAT) laws in the EU, Google will be responsible for calculating and remitting VAT for...
Save 10% on digital Play store purchases with gift cards from Best Buy

Save 10% on digital Play store purchases with gift cards from Best Buy

If you're looking to buy or gift apps, games, music, movies, books, or magazines this holiday season on Google's Play store, you may want to pick up some gift cards from Best Buy. Select denominations of the Play store gift cards are now on sale through the big box retailer at 10 percent off,...
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Cuba can now access free apps on Google Play along with Google Analytics

Following the launch of Google's Chrome browser in Cuba earlier this year, the company has announced that residents in that country can now download free apps and games on the Google Play Store for the first time, along with the free version of its Google Analytics service. As with the launch...
Google Play Store offers up to 75% off select movies through Black Friday

Google Play Store offers up to 75% off select movies through Black Friday

The Google Play Store is offering major discounts on several movies in their library as early Black Friday deals. Right now you can get newer releases like Divergent, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and 300: Rise of an Empire, for up to 75 percent off. Discounts are also available for a number of...
Score deals in participating apps with 'Buy with Google' promotion

Score deals in participating apps with 'Buy with Google' promotion

Google announced today that it has some big savings in store for those of you shopping around the with your favorite retailer apps from the Google Play Store. If you choose "Buy With Google" at checkout you can snag some great deals from several different participating retailers. To take...
Google adds China to list of supported Play Store merchants

Google adds China to list of supported Play Store merchant locations

It looks like Google is keeping the train rolling in its efforts to support apps from developers around the world. The company announced today via its Android developer blog that developers in China will now be able to offer both free and paid apps in the Google Play Store. The announcement...
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Google adds 7 new countries to list of supported Play Store Merchants

Google has again widened the availability of Play Store Merchant accounts, this time to 7 new countries. Now those located in Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Pakistan, Puerto Rico, Qatar, or Venezuela can register as merchants and accept payments for premium apps through Google Play. Previously developers...
81 pages on how to succeed in Google Play, per Google

Google wants you to know how to build a successful Android app

So you've got an app idea, but how do you make it a successful app idea? Google is here with a handy guide that aims to help you with everything you need to know about having an app that's successful on Google Play. With over a million apps to choose from and hundreds of millions of customers, it...
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Google Play can now accept Brazilian Real currency for apps and games

Google is now accepting payments in Brazilian Real (BRL) for the purchase of Android apps and games in the Google Play Store. New Brazilian Google Play developer accounts will automatically use BRL as their default currency from now on. Merchants who sell apps in Brazil and get payouts in...
Developers can now publish Android TV apps on Google Play store

Developers can now publish Android TV apps on Google Play store

Google announced that developers can now publish apps created for Android TV on the Play store. Additionally, Google also published some guidelines for developing apps for Android TV, which can be found on the Android Developer portal. If you've got a great app or game, Android TV and...
Google Play Movies & TV now available on Roku Players

Google Play Movies & TV now available on Roku Players

If you're a Roku owner who likes taking a dip into Google's ecosystem, there's a bit of good news today: Google Play Movies & TV is now available on Roku Players in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, and Canada. If you're new to Google Play, it's still worth checking out, as Google is currently...
Moto 360 chargers now in stock on Google Play

Moto 360 chargers now in stock on Google Play

Google Play is following Best Buy in stocking spare Moto 360 Chargers. You can pick up the Qi wireless charger for a cool $39.99 from the Google Play store here. The price tag of this spare official charger is a bit hefty, so if you find yourself scrounging for change, there are cheaper...
Google Play rounds up 99 games for 99¢ each

Google Play rounds up 99 games for 99¢ each

If you're into playing games on the cheap, you're going to want to check out some of what's being offered right now on Google Play. Google has compiled up a nice list of 99 games which are available for only 99¢ each. It's hard to say whether or not any of them are really on sale but in any...
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New Google Play Store rolling out with flat icon, Material Design makeover

It's happening. The Google Play Store is picking up an update to version 5.0.31, crossing over the 5.0 border for the first time and bringing a pretty comprehensive redesign within Material Design guidelines. It all starts with a new "flatter" Play Store icon and continues throughout the app with...
Google Play movie preorder

You can now preorder feature films on Google Play if you're in the US

Starting today, those of us in the US can now preorder feature films from Google Play. This will let us reserve certain hit movies before they are released to DVD or digital download. This is all done through Google Play on your computer or Android. The process is explained thusly: Check out...
Google Play dev console adds field for developers' physical addresses

Google Play dev console adds field for developers' physical addresses

Google today revised the announcement in the Developer Console telling us all that starting tomorrow, Sept. 30, physical addresses will be required. Those addresses will be available on the app detail page in Google Play. The field appears to be live in the dev console, and you can add an address...

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