Google Play Store

July 26

Google Play Store: Up to 80% Off with 99¢ Movie Rentals

Posted by on July 26, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Google Play Store: Up to 80% Off with 99¢ Movie Rentals

Is money tight and are you dying for entertainment? Check out the Google Play Store 99¢ Movie Rentals for a selection of movies you can rent for under the price of a regular coffee. I think 99¢ for several hours’ entertainment is a worthwhile expenditure especially as some of these rentals originally cost up to $5.99.

This selection of 99¢ movie rentals turns over frequently with new titles added and old titles removed from the offer. If you do not find a movie you are interested in this time around, then wait a week or two to see what new movies they have added to the collection. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 25

Google Play Store: 1000 Forms Of Fear by Sia – Only 99¢

Posted by on July 25, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Google Play Store: 1000 Forms Of Fear by Sia   Only 99¢

The Google Play Store has refreshed their album deal of the week to feature a gorgeous artist with an amazing voice: Sia. Sia’s album 1000 Forms Of Fear is on sale this week for just 99¢.

You must download this album if for no other reason than her song Chandelier. That song is amazingly powerful and, ever since I first heard it, has stuck in my head like few others. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 24

Save 92%! Duck Tales Remastered App Now $0.99 AND Google Play Summer App Sale

Posted by on July 24, 2015 at 1:30 PM

Save 92%! Duck Tales Remastered App Now $0.99 AND Google Play Summer App Sale

Google Play is having a large summer app sale that can save you up to 92% off of many fun and popular apps including Duck Tales Remastered. This fun game retails for $11.99 at iTunes Canada and has been reduced to only $0.99 at the Google Play Store. Now is the time to pop over and pick up a few great apps.

So the absolute most fantastic thing about this sale is that you have apps that have dropped down to the cost of a loonie or less. There is a collection of sale apps together and so many of them look fantastic.. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 21

FREE Sago Mini Space Explorer App @ Google Play

Posted by on July 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM

FREE Sago Mini Space Explorer App @ Google Play

As I mentioned before, Google Play is offering free albums, movies, and applications each week for busy parents and excitable kids. These freebies are all family oriented, which means they are suitable to entertain kids. This week, download Sago Mini Space Explorer for free. Usually, this app would cost $3.49.

Visit the following link and the free app should pop up on your screen. If not, then just click on the green banner to download your sweet little freebie. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 18

Only 99¢ – Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone Album @ Google Play

Posted by on July 18, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Only 99¢   Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone Album @ Google Play

Music warms my soul and makes work (seem) to go a lot faster! There is nothing like a new album for less than the price of a song. Pick up Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone Album (various artists) for only 99¢ from Google Play. This album is their album of the week.

Unlike most albums of the week, this is a composite album featuring several different artists all in tribute to the legendary jazz singer Nina Simone. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 17

Tom and Jerry The Fast And The Furry FREE @ Google Play ($5 Value)

Posted by on July 17, 2015 at 2:30 PM

Tom and Jerry The Fast And The Furry FREE @ Google Play ($5 Value)

I cannot tell you how stoked I am for this awesome freebie movie! This week you can rent Tom and Jerry: The Fast and the Furry for free at Google Play. The movie rental usually cost $4.99, thus you are saving yourself a fiver with this sweet Deal. Even better, you get free family entertainment to help you keep your kids entertained this summer.

This movie is another tribute to the epic battle for survival between a cat and a mouse. This time, Tom and Jerry are going up against each other in the “Super Race,” which is an extreme reality show (think the Amazing Race) where you drive all-terrain race cars around the world. Read the rest of this entry »

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July 13

Google Play: Superhero & Fantasy Movie and TV Sale – from $3.99

Posted by on July 13, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Google Play: Superhero & Fantasy Movie and TV Sale   from $3.99

Google Play Store is throwing a big superhero and fantasy movie sale in honour of San Diego Comic Con. Buy a selection of movies from $3.99 and up.

You can rent these movies from Google Play but the better deals are on buying a digital copy of each movie for your very own collection. Let us start with the higher discounts.

First, a digital copy of The Dark Knight retails for $14.99. In this sale, you will pay just $3.99. To put this in perspective, most these movies cost $3.99 just to rent for a one-time viewing. With this sale, you can buy the movie for the cost of renting it. I think that is pretty nice. Batman fans can also score other Batman movies in this sale. Batman Begins is also on sale from $14.99 down to $3.99 to own.

I saw Watchmen in theatres when it was released. My favourite part was the giant blue man who could replicate himself (Dr. Manhattan). I figured he could be pretty useful around the house and in the bedroom. This movie was $14.99 to buy, bit it is now only $3.99.

While I recognize most of the movies offered in this sale, I drew a complete blank on The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones. It is fairly recent too, just having been released in 2013. Originally $9.99, the movie to own is now $3.99. One reviewer said:

Every fantasy creature except zombies get a workout in this overstuffed spectacle about a teenage girl who discovers she has angelic blood in her veins.

That actually sounds pretty cool and the movie has an overall rating of 4.1/5 on Google Play.

The Hunger Games is a very popular series of books and is now a series of movies. The original movie is on sale from $19.99 down to $7.99 to own. If you are not sure you will like the movie, then you should rent it from $3.99.

Clash of the Titans is a great little movie full of gods, mythical creatures, and plenty of action. Originally $14.99, the movie will now cost you just $3.99 to own.

I do not remember this Red Riding Hood movie, but it looks like a great twist on an old fairy tale. Originally $14.99 to own, the movie is now on sale for $3.99.

Shop these and other great superhero and fantasy movies at the Google Play Store.

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July 12

Google Play Album of the Week: Sonic Highways by Foo Fighters – 99¢

Posted by on July 12, 2015 at 3:30 PM

Google Play Album of the Week: Sonic Highways by Foo Fighters   99¢

Google Play has a new album of the week steeply discounted! This week, you can purchase Sonic Highways by the Foo Fighters for just 99¢.

I am completely unfamiliar with this album. Although I know of the band (hasn’t everyone heard of them) I have never really listened to their music. The album has 8 songs on it. Your purchase price works out to just over 12¢ per song! Songs on Goggle Play Store retail for $1.29 each as you can see. If you were to buy these songs separately, then you would pay more for one song than you would for the entire album.

I price compared this album with both other digital and physical copies. iTunes Canada sells the same album for $6.99 and a physical copy at Amazon Canada would cost you $10. Even compared to the digital copy, Google Play’s price is far superior.

Your new album features the following eight songs:

  1. Something From Nothing
  2. The Feast and The Famine
  3. Congregation
  4. What Did I Do?/God As My Witness
  5. Outside
  6. In The Clear
  7. Subterranean
  8. I Am A River

The album has overwhelmingly good reviews with a 4.6/5 star rating on Google Play with over 4000 reviews. One reviewer said:

Pure class again How the foo’s keep delivering more and better just defies belief. Dave didn’t just pop in the studio and presto another album of more the same, its a masterpiece of musical depth inspired from his road trip for the American Rock …

I listened to a few songs including the popular Something From Nothing but they are just not my cup of rock. However, if they are your cup of rock, then this is a fantastic deal you will not want to miss out on. You can preview each and every song before purchasing the album if you want to get a feel for their music. I do have to say that these Google Play album deals are super sweet and I cannot wait to see what they offer next.

Hey Moosers, do you like Foo Fighters? If so, what is your favourite song?

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July 11

Google Play Store: SDCC Comic Book Sale -Up to 85% Off!

Posted by on July 11, 2015 at 3:00 PM

Google Play Store: SDCC Comic Book Sale  Up to 85% Off!

San Diego Comic Con is the biggest comic and assorted fandom conference in North America. In honour of this year’s conference, Google Play store is offering steep savings – up to 85% off – on various comics from Marvel, DC, Dark Horse, and more.

San Diego Comic-Con is my cream convention. I think every geek, nerd, and dork in the world dreams of going to the ultimate comic convention down in San Diego. Since I am, obviously, not in attendance this year, I will have to make do with some digital comic deals compliments of Google Play.

My partner sent me this deal because he knows I love the illustrator Skottie Young. Included in the sale is Rocket Raccoon Vol. 1: A Chasing Tale, which is both written and drawn by the amazing Skottie Young. If you are not familiar with this guy, then you haven’t been keeping up in the world of comics. He is famous for his Baby Marvel variant covers and the Marvel OZ series. The volume one of Rocket Racoon was $20.39, but is now only $5.09.

The discounts are very steep on select titles. For fans of the Dark Knight, I recommend picking up the Batman: Knightfall series. All three volumes are steeply discounted from $30.97 each down to $5.15 each. That means all three volumes will cost you half the price of the original price of one volume. Pick them up here:

For Frank Miller fans, this copy of RoboCop vs. The Terminator is on sale from $15.99 down to $3.99. I have to admit, Frank Miller was never my cup of geek. I always found his style a bit too graphic for my taste. I admire the artistry of stuff like Sin City, but the story lines don’t appeal. I do think this might be a fun read as it is combines two separate worlds with strong followings.

DC fans can pick up four volumes of the New 52. Each volume was $20.64 and is now on sale for $5.15. With over 1200 pages of reading between the four volumes, this $20 will keep you reading for a long time. Here are all four volumes:

We own the entire 52 in one gigantic omnibus, which is terribly cumbersome.

Score these deals and more at the Google Play Store comic sale. There are so many great titles in the sale that I can not recommend enough. There are also some new finds that I am eager to read.

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July 10

Google Play: FREE Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake App ($5.80 Value)

Posted by on July 10, 2015 at 9:00 AM

Google Play: FREE Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake App ($5.80 Value)

Google Play Canada has a new app of the week for you to add to your collection. Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake was $5.80, but is now free of charge. The promo should trigger through the link below, but I have included the coupon code in case you need to put it in.

Click here to download Monsters Ate My Birthday Cake @ Google Play now

  • Discount: free game
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There will be a pop-up that offers you the game free of charge. To read more about this cute little game that is perfect for children, click here. The game sounds pretty darn awesome for kids of all ages. The description on Google Play says:

Oodles of friendly monsters will join Niko’s quest and use their kooky powers to demolish obstacles and humiliate enemies. Hordes of evil monsters will cause mayhem and generally be jerkfaces, but that’s nothing you can’t fix with headbutts, frost breath, stink clouds and rainbow barf.

There are plenty of environmental puzzles and bonus challenges where you can earn stars. Help other monsters and people to earn points on side quests. While not necessary, these quests can add a lot of extra time and play to the game. The monsters, costumes, music, scenery and everything is fun and endearing. In fact, with over 2000 reviews, this game has received an average rating of 4.3/5 stars. Most people rave about the game and some even compare the quirky dialogue to Adventure Time. This one reviewer agrees:

Charming design and humor. Loaded with clever puzzles. The game is just a delight to look at. Dialogue reminds me of Adventure Time, which is hilarious and endearing to me, but it might not be everyone’s cup of tea. So much content here including collectibles and sidequests.

I think this game looks adorable and I think that I would enjoy this as much as kids would! I am all for monsters and when rainbows, cake, and puzzles are involved – how can I say no? The price is also just right – free.

Google Play is now offering one free family-friendly app per week. I believe these change over on Thursday, so visit Google Play every week for a new app for your Android phone. I am sure your kids will enjoy the change.

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July 8

Google Play: Family TV Sale with Shows & TV Movies from $3.99

Posted by on July 8, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Google Play: Family TV Sale with Shows & TV Movies from $3.99

Google Play has discounted select TV shows and TV movies to keep your kids busy this summer. In this sale, TV movies start at $3.99 and TV seasons start at $6.99.

The best deal has to be on The Batman Season 1 (2008). The full season usually retails for $26.99, but it is now on sale for just $6.99. Join the caped crusader as he saves Gotham from bad guys and keeps the city safe. In fact, children and geeks alike will enjoy this animated series. The first season has 13 episodes, which works out to around 54 cents an episode.

Miffy and Friends (2005) is another excellent selection for families on a budget. Originally $14.99 for the full season, it is now on sale for $6.99. This show is aimed at a younger age group. Perfect for your pre-schoolers:

Miffy and Friends takes preschoolers along on adventures, exploring basic concepts and themes including numbers, colors, seasons, nature, friendship, family celebrations and exotic locations.

There are more recent children’s shows to buy. I know this LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu will be popular among boys and girls alike. LEGO has been big for ages and I cannot see that changing anytime soon. In fact, it seems to be becoming more popular! Originally $24.99 for the 15 episode season, it is now on sale for $9.99. One reviewer said:

Awesome Show! One if those continued Watching after my son was already in bed and actually didn’t even mind kinda shows!

There are also a few TV movies for sale. The Little Bear Movie was $5.99 and is now $3.99. I used to watch this series once in a while and it was okay, but a little ‘young’ for me. However, I can only good things about Babar. I LOVED Babar. While the movie is a bit dated (1989), it is still one of the finest cartoons ever made. Babar the Movie was $5.99 and is now $3.99. Watching Babar is one of my fondest childhood memories!

With the cost of cable these days, it is just becoming unaffordable to have a subscription. Rather, I recommend options such as renting movies online, buying physical TV shows and movies, as well as buying digital TV shows, movies, and more. These are affordable options that can eliminate your $60+ per month cable bill. When you buy the seasons from Google Play, your child can watch each episode as many times as they like – on repeat if necessary.

It is easy to watch these off your TV! Just hook your computer up via an HDMI cable.

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July 6

Google Play Store: Family Movie Rentals Only 99¢

Posted by on July 6, 2015 at 12:00 PM

Google Play Store: Family Movie Rentals Only 99¢

The Google Play store is offering family friendly movie rentals – commonly known as children’s movies – for only 99¢. This is often a $4- $5 discount on the regular price of the rental. In addition, these movies are also on sale if you end up wanting to buy a copy for your own digital movie library.

There are seven great family movies available to rent for only a dollar. First, the beloved kid’s creepy movie Coraline is discounted from $5.99 to rent down to $0.99. This is one of the few more recent movies that have been made with stop-motion animation. While I have yet to see the movie, I do love the author Neil Gaiman, who wrote the book that this movie was based on.

Next, enjoy a HD rental of Astro Boy. This is one movie I have been meaning to see as I love Japanese style animation and I have watched some of the original Astro Boy series from way back. I might even rent this for myself tonight and indulge in a little popcorn at the same time. Originally $4.99 for the rental, it is now only $0.99.

Next, you can rent Paranorman. Originally $4.99 for a rental, it is now only $0.99. I think of this as the perfect movie – along with Coraline – for a Halloween eve. For more sensitive children, watch it in the day light of summer! Norman’s town is under siege by zombies, and his is the only one that can speak to the dead!

Hoodwinked 2:  Hood vs. Evil is one of the few films I have actually seen from this list. This is a sequel to the brilliant movie Hoodwinked. While I think Hoodwinked 2 falls well short of the mark, it is a fun trip for kids into the land of fairy tales. Rent it now for only $0.99.

I had never heard of Sea Level before, but it is the adorable story of one bamboo shark’s attempt to save his family. Regularly $4.99 for a rental, watch it now for just $0.99.

Lastly, The Adventures of Mark Twain looks like a fun dive into literature including Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, and more stowed away on an airship. Originally $6.99, pick up the rental for just $0.99.

With kids out of school for the summer break, these budget friendly movie rentals will come in handy.

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July 5

60-Day Free Trial of Google Play Music

Posted by on July 5, 2015 at 6:30 PM

60 Day Free Trial of Google Play Music

As if in response to Apple Music finally moving to Canada, Google Play Music has doubled their 30 day trial to a 60 day trial. Receive two months of free music streaming and more from Google Play.

There are two different versions of Google Play Music. First is the ‘free’ version and the second is the ‘unlimited’ version. If I understand correctly, this promotion is for a 60-day free trial of Google Play Music Unlimited, which includes many lucrative features.

First, Google play Music allows you to store up to 50,000 of your iTunes songs and listen to them on any device: tablet, smart phone, or computer. You will also receive recommendations based upon your taste.

Secondly, Google unlimited offers you on-demand access to over 30 million songs for your listening pleasure. You can download songs to play when you are not connected to the internet. These songs will play add-free. Enjoy your own curated radio station with unlimited skipping songs. Receive recommendations based upon your specific music tastes as well. here is a quick info-graph on the difference between the free Google Play app you download and a Google Play Music Unlimited subscription:

60 Day Free Trial of Google Play Music

Now, your free trial lasts for 60-days at which point it will cost $9.99 per month to continue your subscription.

I think of Google Play Music Unlimited as sort of a cross between Apple Match ($27.99/yr) and Apple Music ($9.99/m)… I do think this promo is directly in response to Apple Canada’s recent offer for three months free trial of their music subscription service.

I think this offer is ideal for Android phone users as Apple has not yet created an iTunes for Android, yet! This is a great way to get music off the iTunes on your computer and playable on all your devices. With support for up to 50,000 songs plus plenty of access to online (and offline) streaming, you really cannot go wrong with a deal like this from Google Play.

If you have the Google Play Music Unlimited account, then let us know what you think of it! We are always eager to hear user views on tech and software.

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July 2

Canadian Freebie: All Creatures Big And Small Movie Download @ Google Play Canada

Posted by on July 2, 2015 at 5:00 PM

Canadian Freebie: All Creatures Big And Small Movie Download @ Google Play Canada

Here is a little freebie you might want to snag for the kids. Right now on Google Play you can get the movie All Creatures Big And Small completely free. You do need to have a Google Play account to take advantage of this deal.

This freebie today over at Google Play Canada includes the free movie All Creatures Big And Small in full high definition. This movie is a cartoon and starts during the story of Noah building an ark while the animals are boarding two by two. Somehow our two main characters, animals known as Nestrians, are left behind. Our heroes must now comically survive the floods and get to the top of the mountain to survive. Meanwhile the parents of our heroes who are onboard, try to turn around the Ark in an attempt to try to save their children. Though the film is set in the middle of a biblical story, it is a slapstick comedy at heart. From reading the reviews at IMBD, it seems this it is trying to be more funny and quirky from the animal’s point of view and less of a biblical retelling. It seems to be from the reviews that this movie has plenty of funny pop culture reference to keep the story light and moving.

Reviews over on Google Play are looking good overall, especially for a free movie. Movie watchers are honest in that this movie is a bit of slapstick with a side of cheese. I would not expect this film to live up to the quality we expect from Disney or Pixar, but it is a fun film for a rainy afternoon for a laugh. Here is one review from Google Play:

Hey, it’s pretty good for a free movie I laughed a good bit during it. It’s a good kid movie I’m sure. Plus, this is like one of the few movies that I’ve seen that actually have a G rating for the film.

You might have figured out by now if you are a regular reader that I love freebies. I was just telling Anna the other day when I was blogging about the free Chorus Spa and Wellness samples that I tend to be a little bit of a freebie hoarder. I will be adding this movie to my collection for my kiddo.

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July 1

Google Play: Walk Off The Earth “Sing It All Away” Album Now 99 Cents

Posted by on July 1, 2015 at 2:00 PM

Google Play: Walk Off The Earth “Sing It All Away” Album Now 99 Cents

We have seen a lot of great music from Google Play lately, but this is the first time I have seen a Canadian band’s album at a steal of a price. Check out the band Walk Off The Earth’s album Sing It All The Way. This album is normally $9.99, but you can grab it right now for only 99 cents at Google Play.

At first, I was excited to check out this band’s music because it is a Canadian band. Not only do I love supporting music that is regional, it also means I have a much better chance of seeing them live in concert! In all seriousness, when I started clicking around on the tracks of the album, I realized I knew the song Rule The World from the either the radio or one of my free streaming programs and the song is awesome! If you need a peppy and empowering song, this is it. While I can sing along to this song on the radio or while I am working out, I also think I would turn on this song when I am trying to focus or motivate myself. This song has a peppy undertone that reminds me of bands such as Foster and The People or Florence and The Machine

Itunes is selling this album for $9.99 and is also selling each individual track for $1.29. You are much better off just purchasing the entire album on Google Play.

Reviews are looking amazing on Google play for this album. Many people are digging this band’s sound. Here is one happy music listener.

Stuck in my head seriously blown away by this album. Great work. Songs will be stuck in my head for a long time. Cheers

Another happy listener mentions that this band does some awesome covers. You can listen to their covers yourself on YouTube, such as this peppy cover of Grenade by Bruno Mars. They are quite fantastic!

If you are in Brampton Ontario, this fantastic band is performing for Canada Day free at Ching Park. They will be headlining at 8:30 pm, and there are many free activities scheduled weather permitting. There is also one other chance to pick up tickets to catch them in concert in September in BC before they head out for a tour across Europe. Fans are saying this band is even better in concert and it seems like they do a great show.  I would try to catch them live if I lived close enough, I love their sound. If you are like me and too far away, make sure to pick up the album so you can dance to it in your own backyard instead. Check out this music video the band made with the song Rule the World.

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