Google has killed off several of its products during the last few years. Some of the most famous services the Mountain View-based company has shut down include the famous Google Plus that shut down in April 2019.
Google Play Movies and TV for Smart TVs no more
The latest service the tech giant is killing is its Google Play Movies and TV app for smart TVs. Anything you have bought from the app will be automatically transferred to your YouTube account. If you are wondering what will happen to your credits, users need not worry since they will still be available for future purchases.
One thing users may want to take into consideration is that your Watchlist won’t make the transition. The company instead recommends users to use YouTube’s Playlist as an alternative to the function.
The only major changes the company is making is the ability to watch your existing content. Since the Google Play Movies and TV app will no longer be available, users need to watch the content through the YouTube app.
Starting 6/15/2021, the Google Play Movies & TV app will no longer be available on Roku, Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs. The YouTube app will be your new home for movies and shows. Just log in with your Google account in the YouTube app today, you’ll have access to all of your past purchases, and will be able to browse, purchase, and rent new content.– According to the Google Support Page
To be quite honest, the Google Play Movies and TV app isnt that useful at all. No one wants to buy digital content nowadays, since almost everyone prefers streaming or renting services such as Netflix and Disney Plus.
Last year, the Mountain View-based company gave some hints regarding the same when it made all the content on the app available through YouTube. It also placed some temporary streaming quality restrictions and made the app quite useless since the content was capped at just 480p.
Having said that, the Play Movies and TV app will still be available for mobile devices if you want to use it anyway. It won’t be surprising if the mobile version of the app meets the same fate in the coming months.