The Google Play Movies & TV app has been updated today and while on the whole it is a minor update, there is a nice improvement to the Wishlist feature that comes in this build. The update is build 3.11.5 for those keeping score at home and it is in the Google Play Store now. If you already have the app installed, you should see the OTA update in the next day or two at the latest.
From a bug fix perspective, Google has improved the playback reliabilty of the app so you should see some improvements as you play back on your devices. In testing for this post, the pause/start function while watching a movie or television show is much smoother than before and starts up quicker.
But as I said, the big news is Wishlists. More on that after the break.
While the app has had Wishlists in it for a while, the one thing you could not do was add a yet-to-be-released movie or show to that list. It had to be available for rent or purchase. That has changed. Now you can add those pre-
release movies to your wishlist and when they become available, you will get a notification. Basically what Google is trying to do is to assure you never miss that new movie launch date.
For those who aren’t familiar with the app, Google Play Movies & TV is the app that allows you to purchase or rent movies and television shows to stream (or download) to your Android devices. The app supports Chromecast so you can easily show those movies on the large screen easily. Most movies and shows are available in both SD and HD so you can get the one that fits your device needs the best.