Earlier today the new Google Play Movies for Android app was updated, the roll out process is staged so its becoming available in different markets at different times. The update itself brings a new layout and visual design, which is now actually consistent with a number of other Google apps, as Google Play Movies gets the new slide-out menu that we’ve already seen in other apps. There’s also a new feature on-board called Watch Now, it suggests users what they would like to watch next, and lets them access that quickly.
The new interface puts Personal Videos in the overflow menu, previously this entry used to be in the primary interface of the app. Google has also pulled Nexus Q support from the app. The Nexus Q was a short lived device announced at the I/O conference. Play Music app had already dropped support for it, now Play Movies app won’t stream content to it as well. So if you had managed to pick up one of those spheres in the short time that they were available, its practically of no real use now.
- 2013-12-23: Nexus Q Android 4.4 Unofficial KitKat Update Released
- 2013-06-27: Google Play Movies For Android Updated, Nexus Q Support Pulled
- 2013-05-19: Google's Alleged New Nexus Q Like Media Player Stops By FCC
- 2013-05-16: Google Play Music Not Compatible With Nexus Q
- 2013-05-13: Nexus Q Will Reportedly Not Be Revived At I/O 2013
- 2013-01-18: Nexus Q Is No Longer Available