Google Play

What Does Google Play Mean?

Google Play is a Web service portal created by Google and launched in March 2012. Originally, introduced in 2008 as the Android Market, Google Play consolidates the search giant’s app market and movie, video, music and e-book offerings, allowing users to download, play and use games, apps, music, movies and books from a central location.

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Techopedia Explains Google Play

Google Play’s services are similar to Apple’s iTunes and iCloud. It can be thought of as Google’s answer to rival Apple’s rising dominance in the personal cloud service market.

Characteristics include:

  • Because it’s cloud based, users may access and use apps through a single portal.
  • It’s social media friendly. Users may use Google Plus (Google+) to share content, including movies, music, books, mobile games and apps.
  • Recommends interesting apps or content based on favorite movies or music genres, authors or addictive apps.

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