Nexus 5 owners - Google giving you the movie Gravity for free

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  1. Lloydbm41 macrumors 68040

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    Do not open the play store app to find this free gift.

    Open the Google Movie/TV App (the red film strip icon)

    Collect your free movie. It is the HD version too and is yours forever. Enjoy.

    Love free stuff from Google. This only works with Nexus 5 owners (or those with root that change their build.prop file to spoof their phone into looking like a Nexus 5 to Google's servers.)
     
  2. ChazUK macrumors 603

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    Got mine from HotUKDeals.

    [​IMG]

    Got a few free films now! :D
     

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  3. Farplaner macrumors 6502

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    I had to clear data (for the Play Movies app) for it to show up.
     
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    The only movies I own via google is the free ones....transformers, elf, and this :)
     
  6. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I need to get those onto my computer's HD and into iTunes somehow.

    Can I download the mp4s of those free movies Google gives us? Where would I go to do this?
     
  7. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Only possible way to get the files would be via rooting. Not really worth it IMO since I can watch them via any iOS devices via the Google movie/tv app and just Airplay to the TV via ATV or Chromecast.
     
  8. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I suppose this is true. Would be nice to have control of the file itself though....

    Ironic that I can take the file from any iTunes movie I buy and do what I want with it.
     
  9. TacticalDesire macrumors 68020

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    It's Googles apology for the oversized Nexus 6
     
  10. Lloydbm41 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    No drm coding on movies from iTunes? I can't believe Apple would allow me to download a movie, then allow me to just make copies and give it to whomever I want?
     
  11. F123D macrumors 68040

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    Thank you for this. I kept checking the play store app before and didn't understand why it wasn't showing up as free.
     
  12. khha4113 macrumors regular

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    Got it! Thanks.
     
  13. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I haven't noticed DRM coding on anything I've bought for quite a while.

    Then again, I don't go making copies. But its easy enough to throw on a flash drive and play on a different device. I suppose its possible (since I use my own devices) that somehow the movie is being verified as being played back on a device linked to my iTunes account.....but it plays even pulling up in QuickTime....

    At any rate, Google Movies works well enough. I'm just OCD about having things like movies in various places.....I like them all in one spot.

    I dream of the day iTunes Match allows movies. I'd pay a pretty penny for that functionality.
     
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    Every iTunes movie I have definitely has DRM on it as I've tried to watch them on something other than an Apple device or iTunes and none have worked.
     
  16. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    Hmm, oh well. I stand corrected.
     
  17. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    If you've been able to get movies to play on a different device then maybe drm was removed recently. I haven't tried in a few months. I did a google search and all I saw was drm removal apps. I'll try it again when I get home.
     
  18. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 604

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    Nobody wants Shaun the Sheep? :p
     

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  19. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Save your time, they're all still protected by DRM. It's why I still buy blu ray and rip a digital copy to be used on all of our household's devices.
     
  20. LSUtigers03 macrumors 68020

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    Have you ever tried one of the drm removal apps?
     
  21. jrswizzle macrumors 603

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    I am an all Apple household so....I guess because it didn't specifically say DRM-protected like the music used to, I didn't think it was there anymore.
     
  22. khha4113 macrumors regular

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    Wouldn't they also be DRM?
     
  23. tbayrgs macrumors 603

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    Well, yes. From what I've read though, the ripping options for iTunes media offer less than stellar results (never tried them) and using the blu ray allows me to produce a much better quality digital version (higher bitrate, better audio) IMO, than the native iTunes versions. Plus, if I want the native blu ray experience by just playing the disk, I have that option as well.
     
  24. diamond.g macrumors 603

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    Wait is Transformers still showing for free on the Nexus 5?
     

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