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Google Play Games Beta arrives for Samsung Galaxy laptops in Europe

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Google Play Games are the best companion app for Android games; the app offers several features such as Gamer profile, Achievements and leader boards, built-in Google games (Pac-Man, solitaire, snake, and cricket), Gameplay recording, and more. Moreover, the app offers to play all your mobile games on your PC. With the latest development, the app is now expanded to new countries; let’s check it out.

List of European countries Google Play Games on Galaxy laptops

With the new expansion Google Play is now available in many European countries; check the list below; your country is also involved in it.

  • Italy
  • Norway
  • Switzerland
  • Estonia
  • Latvia
  • Poland
  • Turkey
  • Finland
  • Liechtenstein
  • Portugal
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • Austria
  • France
  • Lithuania
  • Romania
  • Belgium
  • Georgia
  • Luxembourg
  • San Marino
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Germany
  • Macedonia
  • Serbia
  • Bulgaria
  • Greece
  • Malta
  • Slovakia
  • Croatia
  • Hungary
  • Moldova
  • Slovenia
  • Cyprus
  • Iceland
  • Monaco
  • Spain
  • Czech Republic
  • Ireland
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • Sweden
  • Denmark

Minimum system requirements: your PC should be running on Windows 10, an SSD with 10 GB of available storage, with 8GB of RAM; for a smooth experience graphic, there should be a graphic chi of intel UHD Graphics 630G{U or comparable, 4-core CPU. On the hardware virtualization, you sound have a Windows admin account.

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Google Games currently has a large catalog of games; more than 100 titles are available, and more games are added every month. Currently, the app is in the developing phase in the form of beta, while there is no confirmation from Google’s side when it will get a full public release.

Referring to the GPUs recommended by the giant of Mountain View, here is the complete list:

  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 600, 700, 800, 900, or 10 series
  • NVIDIA Volta series
  • NVIDIA GeForce 16, 20, or 30 series
  • Intel Iris Xe Graphics Card
  • AMD Radeon HD 7790, 7850, 7870, 7950, 7970 or 7990
  • AMD Radeon HD 8970 or 8990
  • AMD Radeon R9 200 Series
  • AMD Radeon R7/R9 300 Series
  • AMD Radeon RX 400 Series
  • AMD Radeon RX 570, 580, or 890
  • AMD Radeon RX Vega series
  • AMD Radeon VII Series
  • AMD Radeon RX 5000 or 6000 series

For more information on Google Play PC Games, we refer you to the official website (you can find it by following this link), where you will also be able to download the beta version of the program.


Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Google Messages Could Bring Parental Controls To Stop Users from Sending A Message

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Google is gearing up to add an extra layer of parental control that can prevent a user from sending a message until they are approved. 

The Google Messages app permits users to send and receive text and voice messages, photos, and videos. Now,  to enhance users’ experiences, the brand is working on adding new support for powerful parental control that can offer extra security since it stops a person from sending a message without approval. 

Google Messages has pretty much become the default messaging application on Android devices, and the RCS is the backbone behind this, so it’s quite widely used. That’s the reason why Google realizes the need to offer this parental control support to parents. It might come as good news that Messages appears to be adding new convenient support. 

However, it is not officially clear yet that this support is coming to Google Messages. This report is being speculated on in Google Messages v20240416_00_RC01 and shared by PiunikaWeb. This support will be efficient in scenarios where parents block their children from sending messages until they are approved. 

The unapproved conversations will have a message stating, “To send, ask your parent for approval.” Although at the moment it is not exactly clear yet how this functionality will work, it is expected that it could work on a per-contact basis and be controlled by the parent from Google’s existing Family Link application; this could cover both SMS and RCS messages.


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Samsung Unintentionally Made Secure Folder App Unremovable

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Samsung has already started rolling out the Android 14-based One UI 6.1 update. Initially, the Galaxy S24 series came out of the box on One UI 6.1, then the 2023 Galaxy flagship received the update, and now 2022 Galaxy high-end devices are in the line. Now Samsung has confirmed that you can’t delete Secure Folder after One UI 6.1. 

Samsung Secure Folder is a private, encrypted space available on Galaxy devices that stores images, videos, files, apps, and data, but despite this, it can’t get enough appreciation, and it is one of the most underrated features on Galaxy devices. 

Now, after installing the latest One UI 6.1 update, it seems that some of the users can’t delete the Secure Folder application. This is being acknowledged by a Samsung representative who confirmed this issue on the Korean Community forum. The inability to delete Secure Folder was related to a “Google security policy” that was applied to One UI 6.1. 

The issue only affects the Secure Folder app, which is running on 1.9.10.27. Apart from this, Samsung has also confirmed that this issue affected the devices that are running on One UI 6.1, including the Galaxy S23, Galaxy S23 FE, Galaxy Z Fold 5, and the Galaxy Tab S9 series. 

The giant noted that it plans to update the Secure Folder through the Galaxy Store so users will have the power to delete it again as per their preference. Although this issue isn’t a major one, Samsung will soon fix it. At the time, the brand has not revealed the exact timeline for the update, but it is expected to arrive in the coming week. 


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Disney Plus Could Also Offer Always-on Channels Soon Similar To Samsung TV Plus

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Samsung TV Plus is inspiring the Walt Disney brand as it is now gearing up to offer something on the Disney Plus platform similar to how Samsung TV Plus offers live channels on Galaxy devices. 

Samsung never shies away from providing new convenient features or upgrades to enhance users’ experiences. Here’s the evidence: Samsung TV Plus offers free live channels on Samsung devices. Now Disney Plus is appearing to add always-on channels to its streaming platform. These channels would continuously show content, allowing users to jump in and watch without even having to choose a particular program. 

If the reports are to be believed, the Walt Disney Company is setting up to deliver always-on channels in the Disney Plus application. It is expected that Disney would mainly show Star Wars and Marvel content on these channels; it might also offer Disney’s classic animated movies from Pixar on them. 

However, you are only able to access these always-on channels if you have a paid subscription to the platform. Despite paid service, these channels will also show advertisements, the same as a traditional TV channel on a cable network or a DTH service. This will also offer the option to just start watching content instead of choosing what to watch, searching for it, and then playing the show. 

At the moment, apart from the information mentioned above, there are no other details to come to know regarding exactly when Disney will roll out the new feature. However, it could happen in the next few months. It seems that lately, other streaming platforms, for instance, Amazon and Fox, have also started offering ad-supported channels.


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