My husband and I are longtime Android fans, but also believe it is important for our children to learn their way around both the Android and iOS operating system. Our children each have an iPod Touch 5 for games, music and general kid stuff.
One thing we don’t like do is double up on games and music so we buy the majority of our apps, games and music through Google Play. Prior to the January 15th release of Google Play Movies and TV app for iOS, we used this trick to watch Google Play Movies on iOS devices.
After you have purchased your movie in the Google Play store, the first thing you need to do is install the YouTube app on your iOS device. Make sure you sign into YouTube with the gmail or email address for the account that you purchased the movie through in Google Play.
Open your YouTube app on your iOS device and click on the upper left corner to see your account information. Here you will see your subscriptions, uploads, playlists and more.
Continue going down the list until you see “Purchases” and click on it. This will take you to a list of the movies you have purchased through Google Play and you can now play them. Keep in mind that you are streaming them through YouTube so your playback will be better with a stronger connection.
The funny thing is I wrote this original post on a trip up the coast when our kids wanted to watch a movie on their iPods in the Mazda CX-9 we were test driving. It published today and Bryan from Logan apps (thank you Bryan 🙂 ) let me know the happy news that I missed:
Google Play Movies and TV is now available on iOS.
It does come with limitations though and does not allow for purchases to be made through the app so make sure you make your rentals or purchases BEFORE you want to view them through your Android device or computer.
Additionally, movies can only be viewed over WiFi through the iOS app.
You may still want to be familiar with how to view them through YouTube in case these limitations get in the way.