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Amazon wants to be more involved in movie streaming. Photo: Amazon

Amazon wants an even bigger presence in your living room. Photo: Amazon

Amazon will roll out a new, standalone video streaming service next year that won’t be bundled with a $99 Prime subscription, according to sources familiar with its plans. The retail giant hopes to take on rivals like Netflix and Hulu and undercut their prices in an effort to attract customers.

Popcorn Time now has an offline mode. Image: Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time now has an offline mode. Image: Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time for Android, the app that lets you stream movie and TV show torrents directly to your device, now allows you to download content and enjoy it offline. The much-anticipated feature is baked into Popcorn Time’s latest beta release, which also brings lots of bug fixes, adds support for physical keyboards, and lets you customize the color of your subtitles.

Screenshot: Cult of Android

Screenshot: Cult of Android

Google has finally given Play Movies customers the ability to pre-order upcoming titles — if you live in the U.S. There are currently 15 movies to choose from — including 22 Jump Street and Guardians of the Galaxy — and they’ll be added to your library automatically on the day they become available.

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Who says Chromebooks are useless without an Internet connection? Not Google, which today announced that Chromebook users can now watch movies and TV shows offline using the new Play Movies & TV app for Chrome OS.


If you’ve been an Android user for a number of years — and you don’t mind spending money on good apps — then you might be surprised by how much cash you’ve spent on Google Play in total. Those tiny $2 purchases soon add up. So, how do you find our your total spend on Google Play content?

It’s easy with My Paid Apps, a free app that provides you with a list of all the apps, books, movies, music, and TV shows you’ve purchased from Google Play — and tells how much you’ve spent in total.

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