Review from John Hamerl
This app is crap! It's really embarrassing to know we just rolled into 2013, and an app this buggy is still somehow available in the Play store. I bought a title for $17.99, which in the first place is completely unreasonable. It double billed me, and didn't even play through the whole movie. To add insult to injury, I woke up this morning to the file completely missing from my queue! If it wants more of my money, I say the hell with that! *very angry face* >:|
Edit: reinstalling the app has nothing to do with it. A call to Google support confirmed that it's not an app bug, but a content limitation: one simply cannot watch movies in their original language. I won't pay to watch American movies dubbed in French. I'll stick with Orange and iTunes instead. /-----/ Great Chromecast integration and superb playback control. But there's hardly anything to watch. The library is very limited, all movies are dubbed (original sound is not available), and no captions either. It's Google who should be paying users to use this.
I like Google Play movies.. very nice UI, great quality, works on my TV, my wife's Iphone, The laptops and our desktop. We really like the idea of buying digital copies instead of physical copies; save space, easy access compared to bluray. However... one big caviat.. GOOGLE PLAY MOVIES ARE NO COMPETITIVE WITH THEIR PRICES! AT ALL! I know your partly paying for convience but come on. Pretty much everything $19.99. I want to buy from here but It's just not worth the price.
I tried renting a movie a while back and it didn't actually play beyond the first 30 seconds. It basically buffered until my rental expired. And my email to support about my issue was never replied to. I'm still waiting for them to do something about it before spending any more money on this app.
This is my fourth time, in ten days, having to reboot my phone ......still! Rebooted it, and am currently waiting for updates to download. Again! Last night I was receiving updates, automatically, which I couldn't stop. This messed my phone up, and I am having to go through the whole starting up process.....AGAIN! Why are you ignoring these complaints, google? This is disgusting behaviour, and your system or your programmers, are clearly no good. I want a number, a site, or an email, to send my complaints too. Directly.
Subtitles are the only thing wrong with this app. They don't align well half the time appearing off to the side of the TV which hides part of the subtitles. Basically they're not centered more than half the time. It's a minor inconvenience but if I'm paying for a movie, I want my money's worth.
Nothing you purchase is available to your family unless you pay for yet an additional service, the library. Use Vudu instead and drop play for movies and tv. They are nickel and diming all the way while selling you piece by piece to advertisers.
* Stability improvements and bug fixes
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