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Google has now made it possible for users of its ChromeOS to access its video on-demand service offline. By way of an updated Chrome extension, users will be able to play and store content from the the company's video on-demand service without an internet connection.
The new extension is simply called Google Play Movies & TV and will allow users to download/store movies on their ChromeOS devices from Google Play to view at a later time. The move is more than likely a part of Google's attempt to fight criticism that its WiFi required Chromebooks are useless when without an internet connection.
Unfortunately, the extension is not available to all Chrome browser users, only those with ChromeOS devices. Users on other platforms will only be able to view their library and purchase new content with it.
Along with the extension, Google has also added some minor enhancements to its movie and TV show watching experience through its Chrome browser. It now also comes with the Info Cards the company launched last year for Android, as well as an improved Chromecast and local playback experience for all Chrome browser users. The info cards are now available in all countries with Google Play Movies, according to reports, and the Google Play Movies & TV browser extension with the offline functionality is available now for free.