The Main Features
As they did with Buzz, Google is making an effort to join in on the sharing game, and Reader Play is another experiment that falls under that category. In order for you to get the full experience, you're going to have to interact with it, by telling Google Reader Play about articles that you like, that you favorited, and that you shared. The favorite, like, and sharing buttons are right in the middle between the main section and the thumbnail view. The more you click on those buttons, the better Google Reader Play will recommend other web sites to you that will cater to your interests.
A convenient part about Google Reader Play would be its large text and images, so anyone who likes to browse the web this way will appreciate that gesture. While text and images can increase in size to fill the main section of the screen, many videos are unable to do so; that makes it awkward to watch a small YouTube video when you have all this empty black space surrounding it.
Two notable buttons on the left hand screen are the TV and slider icons. The TV icon will let you start a slideshow that will automatically browse through websites for you. It's convenient for anyone who doesn't want to flip through websites by having to click on the left and right arrows every time. The slider icon will give you the option to tell Google how to give you recommendations: based on what you have shared or based on what general categories interest you – like sports, entertainment, technology, arts, news, health, business, and science. If you want to select all of them, you can do that too.