Google Play: Thanksgiving movie rentals cut to $0.99, plus more big discounts

Google cooks up major deals for Thanksgiving and Black Friday.
Written by Liam Tung, Contributing Writer

With Thanksgiving and Black Friday just around the corner, Google has cooked up deals on movies, games and books that could tempt the whole family to escape the feast for some solitary device time.

On Thanksgiving Day only, any movie available for rent on Google Play can be hired for just $0.99. The discounts on movie rentals are part of Google's Play Store offerings for its Cyber Week sale.

There are discounts on purchases of some hit TV shows and movies, including Game of Thrones, American Horror Story, as well as Mamma Mia 2, and for the kids Teen Titans Go! to the Movies.

Google Play is also offering a special introductory Starz subscription for $5 per month for the first three months.

For those more into ebooks and audiobooks tastes, Google Play has "serious discounts" a selection of top-selling titles.

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The Cyber Week Google Play discounts include up to 80 percent off premium games and in-app deals in The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Star Wars: KOTOR , Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle, and Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery.

Google has put together a special Black Friday US landing page for all the deals it's offering this week across games, movies and audio books.

Of course, Google isn't the only one offering Black Friday discounts. ZDNet has compiled a comprehensive list of discounts on hardware available over the next week from Amazon, Best Buy, BJ's, Costo, eBay, Jet, and Newegg, Staples and more.

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