The Google Play Movies and TV application will no longer be available on any Roku set-top box or any Samsung, LG, Vizio or Roku smart TV starting July 15th. If you have movies or TV shows purchased or rented through the service, you’ll actually have the option to get to them through the “Your movies and shows” section of the YouTube application on those devices.
This change will likewise influence you if in the event that you utilized the Movies and TV app to access Movies Anywhere, the help that permits you to redeem codes from DVDs and Blu-rays so you can get to your media digitally. Google has affirmed to The Verge that clients who depended on Play Movies and TV to access that content will actually want to do as such through YouTube.
There are a few other caveats to note in the transition to YouTube. Your Watchlist will at this point don’t be viewable in the application (however it can in any case be seen on the web by Googling “my watchlist”), and keeping in mind that your family can in any case share the substance you purchased from the Movie and TV store, any buys made in the YouTube application will not be imparted to your family.
In the event that you have movies or TV content purchased through the Play Store, here’s the means by which you’ll have the option to get to them after July fifteenth:
- On Android telephones/tablets: utilizing the Google TV application or the YouTube application
- On iPhones/iPads: using the Google Play Movies and TV app, or the YouTube App
- On Roku devices: utilizing the YouTube application
- On Samsung, LG, Vizio, and Roku brilliant TVs: utilizing the YouTube application
- On Chromecast: utilizing the Google TV application
- On the web: utilizing the Google Play Movies and TV website or YouTube website
- On Android TV: utilizing the Google Play Movies and TV application (as per Google’s documentation)
To see your content on YouTube, sign in, go to Library, at that point tap “Your movies and shows.” There, you’ll see your Google Play Store film and TV buys, your Movies Anywhere content, and any substance bought from inside the YouTube application itself (with the family sharing proviso noted previously).
Transitioning from one application then onto the next can be tough, however Google is expecting to take some of the sting away for clients by offering them a gift code that can be applied to their next movie or TV purchase — however you’ll need to redeem it on YouTube.