Similar to Amazon’s X-Ray feature, viewers can quickly press the pause button and find out more information about the on-screen actors or music playing in the background. Pausing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and tapping on Bilbo Baggins, for instance, will reveal Martin Freeman as the actor and list all of the movies and TV shows he’s starred in.
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It’s a minor feature, but one that’ll save you launching Shazam or the IMDB app whenever your curiosity is piqued by the actor on-screen or the soundtrack blaring out of your speakers. Google recently launched Play Movies in Belgium, Switzerland, Uganda and the Philippines – bringing global availability up to 69 markets – so today’s roll-out is no small feat.
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