Google today introduced a unified distribution channel for movies, books, music and apps — rolling them all up under the name “Google Play.”
Perhaps most notably, Google Play will replace the Android Market as a discovery, sales and distribution channel for Android apps.
The company says the combination of the different marketplaces will make it easier for Android users to access different types of content across their devices, through Google’s cloud-based service.
It’s the latest example of the search giant aiming to make its different products and services work more cohesively together.
According to a post on the Android Developers blog, the Android Market app becomes the Play Store app, accompanied by the Play Music, Play Movies and Play Books apps on Android devices.