Watch movies & TV shows on your mobile device
Find videos that you’ve added to your library and recommendations based on what you’ve recently watched, what’s popular, and what you’ve purchased on the Watch Now menu on the Google Play Movies & TV app. The more you watch, the better Watch Now gets at helping you discover videos you'll like.
If you're using multiple mobile devices, the Google Play Movies & TV app syncs your watching position so you can start watching on one device, and resume watching on another on Watch Now. If you've started watching a movie or show and see it listed on Watch Now, you can select it to continue watching from where you left off.
Note: Your watching position will not be saved when watching movies and shows on your computer or Chromecast. Make sure you're only watching using one device at a time to help ensure uninterrupted playback.
To watch videos using the Google Play Movies & TV app, select the video you’d like to watch, then touch the Play icon (movies) or episode (TV shows) to begin streaming your video. You can stream videos that you’ve rented or purchased on Google Play over Wi-Fi or a 3G or 4G network connection.
- If you’re viewing a movie or show's detail page on Google Play, you can also play videos by selecting Play on your device or computer.
When watching a video on your device, the bitrate may adjust automatically to allow for smoother playback. If you want to help ensure the highest quality playback, we recommend downloading your video for offline viewing.Streaming notification settings
To help avoid unexpected mobile data charges, your Google Play Movies & TV app can notify you before streaming a movie or TV show using a mobile network (3G/4G).
You can change your streaming notifications through your app's Settings.
- Android: Touch Menu > Settings.
- iOS: Touch Menu > Settings.
On some Android devices, you can watch movies from your Google Drive account or movies from your device’s gallery. On the Google Play Movies & TV app, select Menu > Personal videos.
After choosing a video source, choose Always if you would like to always view personal videos from that source or Just once if you’d like to choose your source the next time you watch your own videos.