News by Andrew Kameka on Thursday April 03, 2014.
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A piece of Google+ has made its way to the Google Play Store with the introduction of a new "People" section that helps users discover content based on what their friends are using. The new section is populated by people that you follow on Google+, and their activity is displayed in People as a recommendation tool. For instance, Google recommends tat I download older Walking Dead books because my friend Michael recent rated it as 5 stars. It also suggests I download the Link Bubble app because a friend gave it a +1, and suggests a number of other content. Anything available in Google Play - apps, games, movies, TV shows, books, or music - can be shown if a friend recommends it.
People doesn't seem to let users control what appears. Just because I follow someone on Google+ doesn't mean that I share that person's taste in media content, so it doesn't give me the option to not follow some people. It does however import your suggested contacts from Google+ and recommend them as users to follow in People. You can't dismiss individual recommendations either, but you can take action by downloading or adding to a Wish List to be revisited later.
Users with the latest version of Google Play can access the People section from the slide-out menu in the top left corner. It should be rolling out to users now but won't be visible to everyone. It appears on my Google Nexus 5 but none of my other devices, including those running KitKat.
Andrew is MobileBurn.com's managing editor. He is based in Miami, Florida.