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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

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Play Store app Google Play
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Movies & TV.
  3. Browse or search for the movie or show you’d like to see. 
  4. Tap the item to view prices, buy, or rent.

Note: You can also visit on your mobile web browser. 

Add videos to your watchlist

Add items to your watchlist

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

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Play Store app Google Play.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Movies & TV.
  3. Browse or search for the movie or show you’d like to see. Tap the item. 
  4. Tap Add to Watchlist or Watchlist Wishlist

View and manage your Movies watchlist

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Play Movies app Play Movies.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then Library and thenWatchlist.
  3. Tap the item you want to install, purchase, or remove from your watchlist.

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 ( 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. On your Android phone or tablet, open Play Movies & TV Play Movies.
  2. Tap Menu Menu and then 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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