1st Birthday
It was one year ago that Google rebranded its online retail presence for Apps, Games, Movies, Music(US Only) from the Android Market to the now well known Google Play branding that we know today. To celebrate they’re doing some specials : Books Under $5, Movies to Own for Under $5, 99c Movie Rentals and 50% Off Apps. You can check out the main 1st Birthday Sale by clicking here.

Birthday Apps
For their Birthday sale you can pick up 50% off some apps from Electronic Arts :
Plants vs. Zombies$1.50
Need for Speed™ Most Wanted$2.75
Dead Space$3.73
Bejeweled® 2$1.60
Fifa 12 by EA Sports$3.69
Contre Jour$0.99
iBomber Defense Pacific$0.99
Specials on in-app purchases in Royal Revolt which is giving 50% off in-app purchases and The SIMS Freeplay has 75% off Birthday cakes as well. Yumby Smash has exclusive characters on offer, so check it out. Click on the app banner above to get to the sale page on Google Play.

Birthday Movie Rentals
Google Play Movies is also having a $0.99 movie rental sale offering some movies like Fast and the Furious, King Kong, Godzilla and lots, lots more. There’s over 60 titles there for rental, go check them out, click on the banner above to get to the page. There are also a free rental The Source Code starring Jake Gyllenhaal on offer.

Birthday Movie Sales
Don’t want to rent movies? Want to own them? I understand, Google is also taking care of you here offering a great selection of movies to own for under $5, with some like City of God, Black Sheep and HappyThankyouMorePlease available to own for just $0.99. There are some good bargains to be had here, SD versions of Jurassic Park, Fast and the Furious and ET can be purchased for $3.99 while the HD Versions of those movies can be had for just $4.99. There is a great range to choose from so jump on into the sale by clicking the banner and check out what’s available.

Birthday Books
Google has not forgotten book lovers either, they’re offering a great range of books from just $4.99, with the occasional title in the sub-$4 price range as well like Hell Island from Matthew Reilly for just $3.99. Check it out and see what you can find.

Happy Birthday Google Play, it’s hard to believe it’s been a year already. I still occasionally go to say Android Market but it’s becoming easier, hopefully the next 12 months brings us Music and TV Shows to help us complete our set of Google offerings.