Google moves movies and TV shows from Play Store to its revamped TV app

Last updated: March 23, 2022 at 9:31 p.m. ET

First published: March 23, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. ET

Google will soon remove TV and Movies from its Play Store app and urge users to switch to the Google TV app to get the same content.

In a blog post this week, Alphabet’s GOOGL GOOG Google said it redesigned the Google TV app last year and that starting in May, users who want to rent or buy TV shows and movies will need to migrate from Play to the revamped TV app.

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Google will soon remove TV and Movies from its Play Store app and urge users to switch to the Google TV app to get the same content.

In a blog post this week, Alphabet’s

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Google said it revamped the Google TV app last year, and from May users who want to rent or buy TV shows and movies will have to migrate from Play to the revamped TV app.

“On Google TV, you’ll find the same experience you’re used to on Google Play Movies & TV with the latest releases, rentals, deals and great recommendations just for you,” the company said.

Google said all previously purchased content will still be available on the Google TV app, and Google Play gift cards and credits can still be used for purchases.

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But while Google says the move should be seamless for customers, a 9to5Google blog post noted that the Google TV app isn’t currently available on many platforms, creating potential headaches for consumers. users who might have to use the clumsier YouTube interface to access their Google Play. TV and movies from Roku

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smart devices or televisions.

The change comes more than a year after Google Play Music switched to YouTube Music and will leave Google Play as a digital storefront for apps, games and e-books.

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