The Google Play Movies and TELEVISION app will no longer be readily available on any Roku set-top box or any Samsung, LG, Vizio or Roku smart TELEVISION starting July 15th, Google has announced (through 9to5Google). If you have films or TV programs rented or purchased through the service, youll still be able to access them through the “Your shows and movies” section of the YouTube app on those devices.
This modification will also impact you if you utilized the Movies and TV app to access Movies Anywhere, the service that enables you to redeem codes from DVDs and Blu-rays so you can access your media digitally. Google has verified to The Verge that users who relied on Play Movies and TV to gain access to that content will be able to do so through YouTube.
There are a few other cautions to note in the transition to YouTube. Your Watchlist will no longer be viewable in the app (though it can still be seen on the web by Googling “my watchlist”), and while your family can still share the material you purchased from the Movie and TV shop, any purchases made in the YouTube app wont be shared with your family.
If you have films or TELEVISION material purchased through the Play Store, heres how youll have the ability to access them after July 15th:
On Android phones/tablets: using the Google TV app or the YouTube app
On iPhones/iPads: utilizing the Google Play Movies and TELEVISION app, or the YouTube App
On Roku devices: utilizing the YouTube app
On Samsung, LG, Vizio, and Roku clever TVs: using the YouTube app
On Chromecast: using the Google TELEVISION app
Online: utilizing the Google Play Movies and TV website or YouTube site
On Android TELEVISION: using the Google Play Movies and TV app (according to Googles paperwork).
Google is shutting down the Google Play Movies & & TV apps for Roku, Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs on June 15, but previous purchases ought to be available in the YouTube apps for those platforms, and you can utilize Play credits with YouTube. Watchlists wont transfer. pic.twitter.com/WJh0qAYTPg— Liliputing (@liliputingnews) April 12, 2021.
Google is shutting down the Google Play Movies & & TELEVISION apps for Roku, Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs on June 15, but previous purchases should be readily available in the YouTube apps for those platforms, and you can use Play credits with YouTube. Watchlists will not transfer.
To view your content on YouTube, log in, go to Library, then tap “Your films and shows.” There, youll see your Google Play Store movie and TV purchases, your Movies Anywhere content, and any content bought from within the YouTube app itself (with the family sharing caution noted above).
Transitioning from one app to another can be difficult, but Google is wishing to take some of the sting away for users by providing them a present code that can be used to their next film or TV purchase– though youll have to redeem it on YouTube.