Get ready to have your phone go from the back of your mind to the forefront of your life.
It’s time to start using your phone to stream, share, download, rent and share your favourite TV shows, movies and other media, thanks to a new feature of Google’s Android app called Movie Library.
Google is taking its own approach to video on the Android platform, but the company’s apps and services have a lot in common.
Both are designed to make watching video easier, but Google also wants to keep you more informed.
A big change to Google’s Movie Library is the inclusion of the “movie preview” button.
This lets you scroll through a movie and see what you might miss.
It also lets you view all your favourite episodes of a TV show or movie, and also previews episodes of upcoming movies.
The new feature can be accessed from the Google Now Launcher on the bottom-right corner of the screen, as well as the Settings menu at the top-left.
You’ll notice a new menu bar on the top left of the app.
This is where you’ll see all your available video content.
You’ll also notice a “video preview” icon at the bottom of the list.
When you click on this icon, a preview will appear that shows what kind of content is available.
You can then scroll through the preview by tapping on the thumbnail of the video you want to watch, or by using the arrows at the end of the preview to jump to that section.
As you can see in the screenshot below, there are four categories of video content available: live events, documentaries, documentaries on demand, and other types of content.
The Movies section in the app also has a feature that lets you choose which videos you want the app to show you.
You’re then given the option to watch them in full screen, in the current tab, or in a separate tab that you can view as an overlay.
While the Movies section is a nice touch, it does come with one major drawback.
When the app is opened, there is a very small amount of space for videos.
This means that if you scroll up to the bottom and press the playback button, you’ll only see the preview of the movies you’re interested in, even though you can watch them from a whole new angle.
For those that are used to the default tab layout, this may not be a big deal.
It could also be useful for people that like to read while watching a movie, as the preview will only show the content that’s relevant to that particular tab.
With the new feature, it is possible to skip through videos that aren’t in your library.
The “watch video” button also lets users skip to the next and previous video clips.
If you do not have access to an Internet connection, you can still stream videos from the Movie Library section on your device.
You will have to be on WiFi or cellular, however, and will have a limited amount of time to download and watch videos before they’re removed from your library completely.
The app is available for free on the Google Play Store and the Google app store, but it’s available for purchase in Canada for $2.99, $3.99 and $4.99.
If you’re in the US, you should be able to find the app for free via the Google Store, although the Google Appstore in Canada is a little slower at updating its app.
What do you think of Google now offering a feature like the Movie Preview feature on its Android app?
Let us know in the comments below.
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