Some smart TV platforms will soon lose access to the Google Play Movies & TV app.Google has been making some changes to its smart television deals since the launch of Google TV last year.
The company announced that it will soon remove the Google Play Movies & TV app from various smart platforms, including Samsung’s Tizen. However, even if support for apps is lost, purchased movies and TV shows will be accessible from different apps.
The Google Play Movies & TV app will be removed from Samsung’s Tizen, LG’s webOS, Roku and Vizio smart television platforms on June 15, 2021. However, users will still be able to access content they have purchased or rented through the YouTube app. To do this, it is enough to go to the “Library” tab of the YouTube application and click on the “Your movies and shows” option.
While Google Play Credits and Family Library content is available in the YouTube app, it will not be eligible for family sharing. In addition, Movies Anywhere, the recently launched digital content locker service for Samsung’s smart television platform, will also be able to play movies and TV shows purchased through the Google Play Movies & TV service.
The internet search giant also offers its long-term customers a promo code, making it easy for them to purchase a movie for free. The company now also enforces the combination of YouTube, YouTube Music and YouTube TV services to smart television users.
Finally, let’s point out that we expect Google Play Movies & TV service to be changed to Google TV in the near future.