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Google Play summer sale will help you save on movies, games, apps and more

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Google is the latest to join the mid-year bargain bonanza (see: here, here and here), today launching its Google Play summer sale. This means massive discounts on movies, apps, games, music, TV shows and books. 

Running now through July 6 for apps, games, books and music and now through July 13 for movies and TV shows in select regions, Google Play shoppers will find prices so good, they may need a pair of sunglasses to view them. 

For starters, Google is taking movie rentals down to just $0.99/£0.99/AU$0.99 (opens in new tab). Though it's limited to one rental per customer, you can choose any title from Google Play's movie library, including new releases like Beauty and The Beast (opens in new tab), Logan (opens in new tab), John Wick: Chapter 2 (opens in new tab), and Get Out (opens in new tab). Each of these movies and other discounted flicks are normally $4.99 in the US.

Games are also getting big price cuts with up to 80% off (opens in new tab). Some standouts include Call of Duty: Black Ops Zombies (opens in new tab), Star Wars: Kotor (opens in new tab), Final Fantasy Tactics (opens in new tab), and Reigns (opens in new tab).

If you've been itching to try a new app but don't want to pay full-price for a subscription, Google is also taking 50% off (opens in new tab) for new, one-year subscriptions for select apps. 

These include the NYTimes (opens in new tab), Runtastic Running & Fitness Tracker (opens in new tab), Memrise, Peak (opens in new tab) , and Showtime (opens in new tab). Who says your brain has to shut down in the summer?

Save on books, music and TV shows

If books are more your bag, then you'll like Google Play's deals on books, ranging from 50% to 80% off (opens in new tab). From romance to thrillers to sci-fi, there's a digital paperback for everyone. 

During the summer sale, music lovers can nab a free four-month subscription to Google Play Music (opens in new tab)(two months free in Australia).  Yeah, that's right, four full months free at no charge. After that, it's $9.99/£9.99/AU$11.99 per month.

Like movies, full seasons of Google Play TV shows are also seeing prices drop to $0.99/£0.99/AU$0.99 (opens in new tab) as well as some show prices being slashed completely in half. 

The Google Play summer sale is on now in the US, UK, Australia, Canada and other regions. Be sure to act fast because just like summer, these deals won't last forever.

Michelle Fitzsimmons
Michelle Fitzsimmons

Michelle was previously a news editor at TechRadar, leading consumer tech news and reviews. Michelle is now a Content Strategist at Facebook.  A versatile, highly effective content writer and skilled editor with a keen eye for detail, Michelle is a collaborative problem solver and covered everything from smartwatches and microprocessors to VR and self-driving cars.