Androids users in SA are experiencing an all new-look Google Play Store, with a new entertainment section, but what’s in it is even more surprising.
It started with access to books, followed by Music but just recently Google has launched Play Movies in South Africa. Play Movies is the tech company’s answer to movie-renting services already available online, making the traditional video renting store even more obsolete.
The Google Play Movies allow South Africans to rent or even purchase films, watchable on their smartphones, tablets, computers and smart TVs. Titles available include the latest Hollywood blockbusters and even a few old-time favourites. Locally produced films are yet to have their place in the store, but Google South Africa is working on it.
Movies are available for rent from USD1.31 and when rented the user has 30 days to watch most of them. More recently released movies are priced slightly higher with some prices hovering around the USD2.30 mark.
This presents a new frontline battle for DSTV after the recent entry of Netflix into the African market. We are waiting to see where this battle boils down to with consumers being the biggest beneficiaries either way
Source: News24 Tech
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