In a bit of a surprise move, Google has killed off the names of several of its main services including the Android Market, and re-branded them under a new umbrella called Google Play. The Android Market will now be called the Google Play Store, Google Music will now be called Play Music, Google Music will be called Play Music, and Google’s movie service will now be called Play Movies.
Google Play is now available on the internet while upgrades for mobile devices will be rolling out over the next couple of days. All of your content – music, books, movies and so on and so forth – that you’ve purchased with these services will still be available through Google Play.
You’ll just need to log in to your Google account per usual.
Those who use these services will still have access to all of the content that was available before the re-branding. That includes:
- Store up to 20,000 songs for free and buy millions of new tracks
- Download more than 450,000 Android apps and games
- Browse the world’s largest selection of eBooks
- Rent thousands of your favorite movies, including new releases and HD titles
Now, there are some limitations.
In the United States, music, movies, books and Android apps will all be available through Google Play. Movies, books and Android apps will be available to those in Canada and the U.K. Those in Australia will be able to access apps and books through Google Play and in Japan, users will find movies and apps.
Google says that it will be trying to roll out all kinds of new content to those around the globe so if something isn’t available where you are, it should be in the months ahead.
Head on over to the Google Play website to get started.