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Google Play Movies and TV app removing from Roku and Smart TVs!

If you want to watch Google Play Movies and TV on Roku and the smart TV models such as Samsung, LG, Vizio and Roku TVs, you will need to move to YouTube. Google Play Movies an TV app ceases to exist on Roku TV and a considerable number of brands of Smart TVs.

The Google Play Movies and TV will no longer be available on Roku devices and a host of Smart TVs. Come June 15, 2021, and the Play Movies and TV app will not be available on Roku STBs and Samsung, LG, Vizio or Roku smart TV. You will now need to shift to YouTube to watch the shows and movies that you might have purchased or rented through the Your movies and shows section on the YouTube app on those devices.

The announcement from Google through its website stated that

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.

The attempt to make these changes appears to be in line with the way Google is trying to promote Google TV which is the newly launched entertainment interface from the brand. The service will have almost all the video content such as live TV, movies, TV shows and other apps. The primary connected TV interface, Google TV will be made available in the days to come on select models of Smart TVs from Sony and TCL.

A few of the changes you should be focussed on would include –

  • All of your past purchases will be available on YouTube.
  • Your Google Play credits can be used on YouTube to make purchases.
  • Play Family Library purchases can be viewed on YouTube but purchases made on YouTube do not support family sharing. Purchases made from the Google Play Movies & TV website or app will continue to support family sharing.
  • Your Watchlist is not available on YouTube, but you can set up Playlists.

The Google Play Movies and TV will continue to be available on other platforms such as Android and iOS mobile devices. You will also continue to get the app on Android TV devices.

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Max Miller

Max Miller

Max, American by birth, has traveled to many countries as he likes to meet new people, and explore their lifestyle and culture. He has been working as a journalist for some of the popular print magazines before joining New Bulletins. He loves the USA, and he loves to cover the local news. He generally gathers local news and events, then writes about them on this website.

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