Star Wars: The Force Awakens has been in movie theaters for less than 24 hours but you can already pre-order the move on Google Play. The movie absolutely destroyed opening day totals, bringing in an estimated $54m on its first day and this weekend it will likely set even more records. Now through Google you have the opportunity to pre-order the movie when it is released for download sometime in 2016. No there is no stated release date but pre-order will assure that the moment that it is available on the store, it will be in your library, ready for you to download.
The move is available in HD for $19.99 while the SD version is $14.99.
How The Star Wars: The Force Awakens Pre-Order Works
When you place your pre-order for the movie, your credit card is not charged. Basically what it does is reserve a copy for you (although you don’t really need to do that with digital media… but I
digress) so when Google gets the go from Disney to release the digital media, it shows up in your Google Play Movies & TV list. At that point you can download it to your devices to watch or cast it to your Chromecast.
Once the media is put into your account, that is the point in which your credit card will be charged.
If for some reason you change your mind, you can cancel your pre-order right up until it is released to your account. Once it is in your library, it is yours and there are no refunds. This is the normal pre-order policy with Google and other services so no real surprises to be found.
I for one have not seen the new Star Wars as I’m going to wait a bit for the hype to settle down (I don’t wait in line for much folks) but I have already placed my pre-order to add to my collection.