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Watch movies & TV shows on your mobile device

Follow the steps below to buy, rent, or wishlist movies & TV shows on your Android, iPhone, or other mobile device using Google Play Movies.

Buy or rent movies & TV shows

On Android devices

To buy or rent movies & TV shows on your Android device:

  1. Open the Play Store app Play Store
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Movies & TV.
  4. Browse or search for the movie or show you’d like to see. 
  5. Tap the item to view prices, buy, or rent.

Note: You can also visit http://play.google.com/store/movies on your mobile web browser. 

On iPhone or iPad

Buy or rent movies & TV shows

To buy or rent videos to watch on your iPhone or iPad:

  1. On your computer or mobile browser, visit http://play.google.com/store/movies.
  2. Browse or search for the movie or show you’d like to see.
  3. Select the item to view prices, buy, or rent.
  4.  Your purchased videos will then appear in the My library section of your Play Movies app on your iPhone or iPad.

Note: You can’t buy or rent videos using the Play Movies app for iPhone/iPad.

Access your purchased videos on your iPhone or iPad

  1. Open the Play Movies app Play Movies.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap My library.

Add videos to your wishlist

On Android devices

Add items to your wishlist

To save videos to purchase later, you can add movies or TV shows to your wishlist. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Play Store app Play Store.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu.
  3. Tap Movies & TV.
  4. Browse or search for the movie or show you’d like to see. Tap the item. 
  5. Tap Add to Wishlist or the wishlist icon Wishlist

View and manage your Movies wishlist

  1. Open the Play Movies app Play Movies.
  2. Tap the Menu icon Menu.
  3. Tap Wishlist.
  4. Tap the item you want to install, purchase, or remove from your wishlist.

Learn more about managing your wishlist.

On iPhone or iPad

Add items to your wishlist

To save videos to purchase later, you can add movies or TV shows to your wishlist. Here’s how:

  1. Open the Play Movies app Play Movies.
  2. In the Watch Now section of the app, browse or search for the movie or show you’d like to see.
  3. Next to the item, tap Add to Wishlist or the wishlist icon Wishlist

To purchase videos from your Movies wishlist, visit http://play.google.com/store/movies on your computer or mobile browser. 

View and manage your Movies wishlist

  1. Open the Play Movies app Play Movies.
  2. Tap the Menu icon Movies Menu.
  3. Tap Wishlist.
  4. To remove an item, tap the item > Remove from wishlist.

Play videos

To play a movie, select the movie and tap play Play. To play a TV episode, tap the episode you'd like to watch.

Streaming videos
You can stream videos using Wi-Fi or a 3G or 4G network connection. Streaming quality adjusts to your Internet connection speed. To watch in higher quality, you can download your video for offline viewing.
Rewind and fast-forward on Android

When you’re watching a video, you can replay a scene or jump ahead.

  • To rewind or fast-forward just a few seconds, touch and drag your finger across the screen.
  • To skip forward or backward 10 seconds, swipe to the right or left. 
  • Touch the progress bar at the bottom of your screen to fast-forward or rewind.
Start watching on one device, continue on another

When you're signed in to the Play Movies & TV app, the place where you stopped watching a video is saved so you can pick up where you left off on any device. To help ensure uninterrupted viewing, make sure sure you watch on only one device at a time.

Note: Your watching position isn’t saved when watching videos on your computer (play.google.com/movies) or when using Chromecast.

Streaming, caption, and download settings

You can change your streaming, caption, and download settings through your Play Movies & TV app's Settings menu.

  1. Open Play Movies & TV Play Movies.
  2. Touch the Menu icon Menu > Settings.
 

Note: You can no longer watch personal videos through the Google Play Movies & TV app. Your videos will still be available on your Google Drive account or your device's gallery.

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