Google has announced that the Google Play Movies app will disappear from Roku, Samsung, LG and Vizio devices. The last day you can use the app on the media players or TVs of those brands is June 15. The app is no longer available on Google TV (a layer on top of Android TV). There people can buy films and series via the Google Play Store and YouTube.
Google Play Movies app will disappear
This is not the first time that Google has dismissed a large and well-known media application. Previously Google Play Music namely already replaced by YouTube Music, and that was not entirely without problems. So let’s hope Google does a little better this time around for the people who may be affected by this.
For the time being it seems to be going well. If you have purchased content through Play Films, that content will remain yours and will continue to be available. In the future, you will watch that content within the YouTube application that is available on the devices of the above brands. Videos that you buy via the Google Play Store are linked to your Google profile and can therefore be viewed for years via Play Films or YouTube.
It simply seems that Google is simplifying its app offering with this move and makes no sense in maintaining two apps that allow you to do much of the same as a user. Here you can read more about the company’s decision.