March 6 marks the one-year anniversary of the official renaming of Android Market to Google Play, and in order to commemorate the day, Google is holding a big sale this week, offering special birthday discounts and freebies on music, movies, books, magazines, TV and games.
On the first day of the sale, users can buy music albums for between $3.99 and $6.99, ranging from oldies-but-goodies like Michael Jackson’s “Bad” to new releases like Kip Moore’s “Up All Night.” Movie discounts feature two dozen movie rentals for 99 cents each, including Golden Globe Nominee “The Paperboy.”
Google Play is also offering dozens of popular books for $5.00 apiece, including the “Hunger Games” trilogy and former Red Sox Manager Terry Francona’s New York Times bestselling autobiography. Magazine issues are on sale for $1.00, and dozens of TV episodes are available for free from series like “Finding Bigfoot” and “Justified.”
As the sale goes on throughout the week, Google plans to keep adding more special deals.