Google Play sale serves up 99 cent movie and TV show rentals

There's 80 percent off 'Minecraft Story Mode' season 2 as well.

If you've been putting off renting a film, buying an app, or downloading an ebook, you'll be glad to hear that it's sale time on the Google Play Store (again). That means all movie rentals now cost a buck, and the same goes for three episodes from TV programs, giving you the perfect excuse to watch the stinkers you missed at the cinema (like bonkers sci-fi headrush Valerian), and the shows you've yet to binge. What's more you can dive in to some peak drama with 50 percent off HBO Now for the first three months for new subscribers.

If you're looking for some thumb-flexing gaming action, there's up to 80 percent off premium titles, including Minecraft Story Mode season 2, Need for Speed Most Wanted, and FRAMED 2, among others. Meanwhile, popular games like Candy Crush, Clash of Clans, and Pokémon Go currently come with seasonal bundles on features and toys.

In case you've not joined the ranks of Spotify or Apple Music users, Google Play Music (which is set to merge with ad-free YouTube Red) is also free for the first four months. If podcasts and sports are more your thing, you may want to nab the TuneIn app for 40 percent off a year's subscription.

Google knows you're (probably) mulling a get-fit new year's resolution, so it's also offering the same amount off calorie counting app Lifesum. Plus, there's hundreds of discounts on additional apps in the Play Store. For books over 5 bucks, Google is offering $5 store credit, along with discounts on titles from best-selling authors Dean Koontz, Sheryl Sandberg and EL James.

The 12 Days of Play deals kick off today and run through January 2nd. Just head over to Google Play's Holiday Hub to find out more.