Download Google Play movies and TV shows onto your Android and iOS devices or Chromebook, so you can watch without a Wi-Fi or mobile data connection.
Own or rent new releases weeks before they are available on DVD, Redbox, or Netflix and choose from your favorite action, adventure, drama, comedy or animated titles.
Own or rent thousands of hit movies, timeless classics and HD titles on Google Play.
...by Google as a way to ‘watch your favourite movies and shows on your Chrome OS device, or any Chrome browser‘, the app allows users to buy or rent films and television
If you buy or rent a flick through there, you’re given the option to download it to your computer and watch it offline without much hassle.
for example, if you rent a movie on google play, does it stream to your device when you want to watch? or do you download it? my main concern is being able to view tv and movies while offline if i'm not around a wifi connection.
New ‘Google Play Movies’ Chrome App Released With Offline Playback, Chromecast Support. After being teased last month, new app for Google's media service launches on Chrome.
Of course, the app is still limited in a major way — namely, users can't actually buy or rent movies through it. They can only play back things that have been purchased through Google's Play Store online or through Android devices.
To buy or rent movies, you’ll need to visit Google Play Store on any computer. Taking advantage of new iOS 7 features, media downloads run in the background so you can go on with your work while the device retrieves movies and TV shows marked for offline playback.
From the Google Play Movies app. Press the menu button, then tap the Manage offline rentals option.