Google Play literally is a one-stop shop for all things media related. You can download movies, games, music and apps. Not to mention books and newspapers too. That said, one thing the Play did not offer was pre-orders for movies. Yep, believe it or not you could not pre-order any of the latest releases and instead would have to wait until the movie was released and then click through the shop. You know what’s coming right…That is until now.
Google this morning announced the introduction and immediate launch of their movie pre-ordering system. Now if you literally cannot wait for to own Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and watch it over and over again. You don’t have to. According to the new Google Pre-order page the process is rather easy. Firstly all you have to do is simply scroll through the pre-orders available, click the one you want and you will receive an email confirming your pre-order. Of course, you do need to be a Play Store customer so if you are not you will have to sign-up. As well as being a customer Google do require you to keep a payment solution (credit card etc) on file for obvious reasons. As well as the email, the pre-order will be listed under your ‘My Movies’ section of the Play Store along with the release date, any additional information about the movie and probably a trailer too. Once the movie is officially released, Google will charge you and the movie will instantly be sent out for delivery. This is for both DVD and digital copies so depending on which format you choose will affect the arrival time. In short if you are ordering digital copies the movie will be available in your ‘My Movies’ the morning it is released.
Currently, the pre-order section has fifteen movies available including Gone Girl and Guardians of the Galaxy although no doubt this will greatly increase over time. Now, before you all click on the link down below. It is worth noting this service is currently ONLY available to US residents. Google do note ‘more countries coming soon’ although again do not list which countries or when. Interested? Want to see the full list? Well follow the link to head over to the new pre-order page. Anyone seen Teenage Mutant Nina Turtles yet? Already added it to my pre-order list.