Google Reader Play presents items, including pictures, stories and YouTube videos, one at a time, but in a film-strip fashion. It’s sort of like Google Fast Flip, but for Reader. Users can click the next arrow to move to the next selection, or click any item on the film strip below to fast-forward. Users can also click the title or image of any item to go to the original version on a Web page.
Yes, this man created the cell phone and is giving up his iPhone for the Motorola Droid. In the bottom left of the screen, controls let users hide the thumbnail viewer, switch to “magic view,” adjust their stream settings or start the slideshow. That’s right; Users who select this option, can just grab some popcorn, sit back and watch Reader Play by itself.
5We Like This!
Note the familiar Google Reader controls in the middle, letting users star, like and share items. While users needn’t be signed into their Google account for Reader Play they must be signed into to star, like, or share items. Reader and Reader Play share the same infrastructure, so any actions users take in one will be reflected in the other.
Introduced to Google Reader last October, the “magic” sorting option offers feed items based on personal usage and overall activity in Reader.
10Access Reader Play from Reader
11Reader Play Help
Google offers this help page for Reader Play with such useful tips such as the idea of enabling users who hooked up their Reader account in Google Buzz to let anything from Reader Play automatically appear in Google Buzz.