Google Play is a platform for the digital distribution of entertainment services such as music, videos, apps, games and books. It is similar to the iTunes service provided by Apple.
Not only does Google Play offer digital downloads, but it also serves as a storefront for hardware such as the Google Chromebook, Google Nexus devices and other mobile devices using the Android operating system. Google Play is also the name of the app on Android devices that allows direct access to the digital services housed in Google Play. While many services are free, most require payment of a fee, which starts at 99 cents.