Google Play began renting movies in Australia back in April 2012, started selling them in October that year, added music in April last year and streaming music as a subscription service in July. Now, rather belatedly, it will sell you TV shows as well.
Shows cost $2.99 per episode, with season passes available for some series. That pricing is (unsurprisingly) essentially identical to iTunes, but Google Play is obviously a more convenient option for Android owners.
Shows Google highlights in its announcement include Game Of Thrones (only seasons 1-3), Breaking Bad and Veep. Local content seems mostly drawn from SBS (Wilfred, Housos, East West 101), though veteran comedy Russel Coight’s All-Aussie Adventures also gets a shout-out.
Your favourite TV shows – now available on Google Play [Google Australia Blog]