Google Play explained.

Welcome Google play.

Google Play is home to Google’s suite of online goodies, including apps, books, music and movies – available to you wherever, or whenever, you want them. All you need to do is press play.

A little background.

In 2012, Google Play replaced the Android Market as the place where Android users went to buy and download their apps. It’s now the official app store for the Android operating system.

Keeping it together.

You can take your pick from millions of games, apps, movies and songs, browse the world's largest eBook store or flick through popular magazines. And the best part? All these are available to browse in one place.

So, even if you're away on holiday, you'll be able to access all of your favourites in a jiffy. Plus, with Three's Feel At Home service (which operates in 16 destinations, with more to come), using your data allowance doesn't cost any more than when you're in the UK – so you can download that translation app without worrying about a “costo grande” data bill.

Play anytime, anywhere.

One of the slickest features about the service is that it links up all of your Google accounts.

Google Play allows you to store all of your stuff online in the cloud, rather than on one particular device, so everything is available on the web and your Android devices. You can even access it offline if you download it when you’re online.

You don't have to use a cable or faff about with syncing. All of your personal preferences – like your playlists and bookmarks – are also stored in the cloud.

So, if you wanted to create a new music playlist on one device, it would be automatically available across the rest of your devices. Just like that.

Having all of your bits and bobs stored online means you don’t have to worry about losing them, moving them or managing them. It’s all taken care of.