Play Movies & TV for iOS

Watch the shows and films you've purchased right on your Apple iOS device

We know that plenty of you fine folks have an iPad or even an iPhone as a companion for your trusty Android. It's cool, none of us here judge and most of us have an Apple product or two laying around as well. They just got a little bit better if you're entrenched in Google Play.

The Play Movies & TV app for iOS has been released, and it's not half bad. You can't purchase or rent through it — we imagine that's a way around Apple's fees — but you can watch anything you've rented through the Android app or from a desktop browser. Protip — Chrome for iOS is a desktop browser. Wink wink, nod nod. There's even support for the Chromecast.

Anyhoo, if you've been wanting this one, you can grab it through the App Store.

Via: iMore

 
There are 44 comments

JFMobile says:

now all that's missing is iTunes for Android :P

While I wouldn't use it, I agree 100%. These two companies need to stop bickering — no matter how one sided the bickering seems — and do some shit for the people buying their stuff.

DabuXian says:

Won't ever happen, because Apple earns money on hardware and its user experience. So they're not going to share the experience with other platforms. Whereas Google is aiming at web services and advertising, so it's in their interest to make it available on as much devices as possible.

Casey DC says:

You mean like putting iTunes on Windows?

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ITunes on my PC is a piece of crap compared to the Mac version. I understand Apple wants to make their version better, but still...

jamrolu says:

That was to increase the market for selling iPods.

mammlouk says:

I'd settle for Amazon Instant Video for Android...

enoch861 says:

Seriously though, why hasn't this happened already? I use Amazon Instant Video all the time on my Xbox One and it sucks that I can't take it on the go.

RexMaximus says:

Two words: Kindle Fire. It sucks, but that's how Amazon keeps its tablet relevant. Until Fire goes under or it sells enough to secure itself in the market, it's holding onto Video.

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vansmack says:

Then why is it on the iPad and the iPhone?

(I used to agree with you, BTW)

Only on iPad, and it was released with the iPad 1...before the fire was a thing

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vansmack says:

No, it's definitely on my GF's iPhone 5s...

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sebianoti says:

I thought this was an Android blog, not iOS.

neonworm says:

I hate these kind of comments.

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eahinrichsen says:

You make a really good point. I just HATE when they post articles about things that are useful to a large portion of users.

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saltyzip says:

If you have an iPhone why are you reading Android Central?

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MERCDROID says:

Do us all a favor and stop thinking, lol.

eahinrichsen says:

I'd rather he do us a favor and START thinking.

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XavierMatt says:

Ha. Good one.

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Brandoshus says:

The iOS Youtube App previously gave you access to these purchases as well

blazer236ix says:

Is still does unless they updated in the last week or so.

cerebasan says:

Didn't need chromecast support tho...
Youtube purchased tab would show your Play movie items then you could stream to chromecast. Still I'm happy to see it.
Now....
Let's see Amazon add chromecast support to their instant video app and I'm solid.

brendilon says:

Workarounds are a handy thing to have.
Not needing a workaround is far better though.

Grahaman27 says:

They need to make an instant video app for android first.

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How I feel at the mention of no Amazon Instant Video Android app:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sX0CbA4718A&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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cporier91 says:

Now we need Google play music for ios

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Pierce09 says:

They released Google Play Music for iOS about 2 months ago.

blazer236ix says:

Lol

JFMobile says:

Dang.

cporier91 says:

Was not aware thank you!

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blazer236ix says:

About Damn Time!

Awesome!

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HighDef says:

Searching the App Store on the iPad returned no results. However, opening this article on the iPad and clicking on the link did find the app, and I was able to download it. Works well, with Chromecast capability even.

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jnt_ip says:

Google is making it harder and harder to care if we have an iPhone or an Android device... which I'm sure is their ultimate goal anyway.

vansmack says:

Bingo. They real gold is your data, any way they can get it.

vansmack says:

You should probably mention that it only works over wifi too. There's your iOS influence...

Can you pin the movie to your iPhone?

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jamrolu says:

That's not an iOS restriction, plenty of video apps stream over mobile data. Netflix being the big one! Google haven't enabled pinning for offline viewing either, I'm guessing they've rushed this out and these features will be added over time.

sladyrko says:

What a JOKE! And I will tell you why.. If you are iOS user you can download the app and use it.. If it's not in supported countries like mine (Bulgaria) you just change regions in itunes settings and you are ready to go... If you are like me with Android device. You need to use VPN to download the app, google need to change your cookies so you can use it.. If you don't use Vpn time to time it will go back to your original country and you are f*cked up... So tell me how stupid are people from Google.. Can't they just add change regions and we all be happy!!!

mvsmith says:

Hell has frozen over. You could before though watch a play movie on YouTube its where their stored. My friends love iPhone but I doubt this will phase them. Most iPhone users don't think much of android or other devices. This might slowly change that though.

Amazon let's you read kindle on multiple devices. Google does too. Google let's you use Google music on any device. And now movies and TV. Even if you can't buy you can still view it. Apple blocks that anyways.

When are people going to ask. "Why can't I use iTunes on android or browser?". Or, "Why can't I watch iTunes movies on other devices but google can." I hope this slowly shakes things up.

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JwK_ says:

It makes me very happy to hear this, It would have been plain WRONG if countries like Sweden got ANY of the play content services at least on android before they started working on apple devices.

XavierMatt says:

Really. Why am I on Android then.

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saltyzip says:

You can't purchase or rent through it, so what's the point?

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