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Active Android Market URLs Point to Music, Movies Coming Soon

We’ve heard the rumors: Google wanted to take on Apple and their iTunes suite. More than just apps, the Android market is poised to become a music downloading service, a digital library, and even a film repository. Books already has its own tab on Honeycomb’s Android market. And we already know of Google’s plans to eventually release a music service. Movies is a new one.

But when is all of this going down? We’re not sure when exactly these URLs went live, but the following list of them point to the Android market landing page:

http://market.android.com/music/
http://market.android.com/movies/
http://market.android.com/books/

Notable considering you’ll get a 404 error if you try to replace “music”, “movies”, or “books” with any other word. I tried “phandroid” for fun, and “games” for a more serious test.

It’s been nearly a year since we last heard of Google’s plans to become a multimedia download repository through Android. That news came right around the time that the web-based market was introduced, so it would appear these series of announcements aren’t far off.

Google I/O is coming up and it would be a perfect avenue for Google to introduce them, but Google could very well debut this stuff before then. You know we’ll be on the lookout every day, regardless. [via Android Guys]




  • shifter

    cool movies! I hope their not goint to be like apple and restict you from burning movies to a DVD to watch on your tv.

  • SavageJeep

    Nice stuff.
    Got to get this up and running before I get my Xoom.

  • Tommy

    @shifter
    it’s “they’re” and not there or their. It is short for THEY ARE.

  • Android Fan

    Who’s cares. Google can add there junk to Android econsystem but it make no difference. Android already has best ecosystem anyway because all music and movies freely available. if Google force this on users then Android will fail and fork of Andriod will become new dominate OS. this already happening in some countries where Google cannot pay off officials as they do in west.

  • Quincy Mccray

    Damn apple was second in the computer market to Microsoft and now Android is taking over the phone and tablet market apple just cant get a break lol

  • http://www.marioplanet.com boss

    This is perfect timing as I’m just switching from iTunes (plus the iPhone) to the Atrix tomorrow!

  • Khalid

    Congrats on being a moron, 3. Google won’t force this on anyone and it won’t kill Android; most people aren’t freeloaders, but if you want to continue to steal content, go right ahead.

    These urls, or javascript relating to them have been there since day one of the new Market.

  • daveydawg

    lack of an “itunes” is the only negative about android… hope this happens soon!

  • Presto117

    If Google offered their own music/movie rental and purchasing system directly on the device, then that’s going to make ditching my iPad that much easier. One thing I always liked about my iPad was being able to download movies directly onto it if I weren’t near my computer. Come on, wifi Honeycomb tablets! Take my money already!!!

  • Hank

    @Android Fan What is funny about the phrase “where Google cannot pay off officials as they do in west” is that in the “west” it takes many millions to pay people off…everywhere else you can pay people off for peanuts. Aside from the ridiculousness of your statement, it is logical that less wealthy people would be harder to pay off.

  • Eric

    @daveydawg

    Lack of iTunes is a huge advantage to android in my opinion. I hate the thing. Looks like google might do it right. No required syncing ftw.

  • jawman

    I would LOVE to replace iTunes on my desktop with a Google/Android media library.

  • Bobert

    Shifter,
    You cant blame Apple for that.
    There is this crazy thing called piracy.
    Here is a crazy idea!
    Maybe you should go out and buy the DVD instead of taking advantage and buying it cheap so you can make your own DVD.
    I know crazy right!

  • avenuePad

    @Eric – re: daveydawg
    I wholeheartedly agree with you. iTunes is a bloated, unfriendly service and music player. Of course there are people who love it, but it seems to me there are a lot of people who use it only because they are tied to it and would leave the service in a heartbeat if it didn’t mean they would have to convert their entire music library to mp3. I have avoided iTunes from the get-go because I can’t stand the GUI and because it acts like malware on my computer. No iTunes on Android is a huge plus, for me.

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