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Google has recently been rolling out improvements to the Play Store that make it easier to find and manage beta apps, so if you're eager to try out some cutting edge features and are prepared to put up with a few additional bugs, there's never been a better time to get started. Here are 12 apps worth checking out.


Google is making it easier — and cheaper — to share with family members. For no additional charge, you can now share purchased apps, games, movies, TV shows and books with up to six family members across Android, iOS and the web. The offer has been rumoured for months, and it's now available to everyone with a Google Play account.


Roku was already the best little streaming device money could buy. But now, Google has gone and given Roku players access to all your Google Play movie and TV goodies. Which, more than just being an unprecedented move on Google's part, makes Roku pretty much unstoppable.


Ever been bit by accidental in-app purchases that your children, those little tykes, made on the Google Play Store? You might just qualify for a refund. The US Federal Trade Commission has announced that Google will be refunding $US19 million to consumers who were charged for inadvertent in-app purchases made by their kids on the Play Store.


The word "free" might as well be retired from app store pricing, given it almost never means what you think it means (to paraphrase Inigo Montoya). The European Union was also somewhat confused about the label and its use with mobile games that, if you plan to actually play them, money must be exchanged (*cough* Dungeon Keeper *cough*). The EU has now set out a number of guidelines the likes of Google and Apple must follow, though one has been more accommodating than the other.