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This article was published on September 8, 2014


Google Play Movies & TV for iOS now lets you download and play videos offline

Google Play Movies & TV for iOS now lets you download and play videos offline Image by: AFP
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Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, incl Emil was a reporter for The Next Web between 2012 and 2014. Over the years, he has covered the tech industry for multiple publications, including Ars Technica, Neowin, TechSpot, ZDNet, and CNET. Stay in touch via Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.

Google today updated its Google Play Movies & TV app for iOS with offline playback. You can download the new version now directly from Apple’s App Store.

The addition means you can now download movies and TV shows to your device, and then watch the videos on the go, even when you don’t have an Internet connection. You still can’t buy content directly from the app, but that shouldn’t be too surprising if you remember that Apple takes a 30 percent cut of every sale on its platform.

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Google released the iOS app only earlier this year, though unlike its Android counterpart, it came without this key feature. Offline playback on iOS devices comes just three months after it arrived on Google’s Chromebooks.

Google Play Movies & TV for iOS

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