Google ‘Play’ Merges eBookstore With Music, Movies & Apps

Google is taking it’s eBookstore, Android Market and Google Music and folding them into a new platform that the company is calling “Play.” Google Play includes apps and games, music, movies and books, all arranged through one central portal.

Jamie Rosenberg, Director of Digital Content, at Google, broke the news in a blog post: “Entertainment is supposed to be fun. But in reality, getting everything to work can be the exact opposite—moving files between your computers, endless syncing across your devices, and wires…lots of wires. Today we’re eliminating all that hassle with Google Play, a digital entertainment destination where you can find, enjoy and share your favorite music, movies, books and apps on the web and on your Android phone or tablet.”

Here is more about Play from Google’s site: “Now your favorite movies, apps, and games are all in one place that’s accessible from the Web and any Android device. Discover, buy and share like never before.” With special book offers sitting right next to featured albums and top movie rentals, the online store experience is much more multimedia than anything Google has done before.

Rosenberg continues in the blog post: “The music, movies, books and apps you’ve purchased will continue to be available to you through Google Play—simply log in with your Google account like always.”