screen-shot-2014-01-15-at-4-55-10-pmWe all know that Apple has iTunes which allows users to download music, videos, games, and more onto their iOS devices. Google has Google Play which is their answer to iTunes for Android devices, but it looks like Google is starting to encroach upon Apple’s territory as the company has recently released a version of Google Play into the iTunes App Store which basically allows users to stream their movies and TV shows that they bought on Google Play onto their iOS devices! We expect that Apple cannot be too happy about this, especially given the fierce rivalry between iOS and Android, but we suppose as long as the app does not violate Apple’s terms, they have no legitimate reason to disallow it.

In any case there are some limitations to the Google Play app for iOS, which is that newer content that you want to get will have to be bought on an Android device or through the internet, as opposed to directly through the app itself. This is a good solution for Android users who might be making the switch from Android users to iOS, or for those who might have recently bought an iPad and would rather stream their videos on a larger display rather than on their smartphones, but either way we’re sure this is something Apple might not appreciate. As it stands the app is only supported in countries like the United States, Japan, and the United Kingdom and will also allow for streaming to the ChromeCast.

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