It is now possible to mix Minecraft Play on Android with a number of other platforms. A major new addition to Minecraft, in the form of Realms, means that the same world can be played on various different systems.
Minecraft Realms offers support for Android, Samsung Gear VR, Windows 10 and iOS. Worlds can be played by friends together, and a game can even be accessed if its original creator is offline.
A subscription fee is payable to access Realms, although a 30-day trial of the service is currently being offered.