Google has shared good news and bad news for its users regarding the Google Play Movies and TV app, which was launched in 2012. The service, which started serving for the Android operating system and is currently available on platforms such as Chrome, Roku and iOS, is being unplugged. However, the company decided to move the data here to YouTube.
According to the share published on Google’s official Support page, Play Movies and TV service is officially ending soon. The company announced that as of June 15, 2021, the application cannot be used on Roku, Samsung, LG and Vizio smart TVs. For now, it is unclear whether the platform will encounter a limitation for mobile devices. But it is estimated that the application will end soon and the service will completely disappear from our lives. But when all this happens, what will happen to previous purchases?
The company will share the data on the Video on demand platform, which will be suspended soon, with the YouTube application. According to the announcement, after logging into YouTube with your Google account, you will be able to access all your past purchases and browse new content. Likewise, it will be possible to purchase and lease transactions.
The company listed the points to consider in the integration of Google Play Movies and TV and YouTube as follows:
- All your past purchases will be available on YouTube.
- Your Google Play credits can be used for YouTube purchases.
- Play Family Library purchases can be viewed on YouTube. However, 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 Watch List will not be available on YouTube. However, you can create Playlists.
Google is trying to build a new movie viewing platform without making its users feel the changes. Considering how old and no longer popular the Play Movies and TV app is; The changes seem to please many. And what are your thoughts on Google’s move? Don’t forget to share your thoughts with us.