Google Play Store to lose “Movies and TV” tab to Google TV

Google revealed in a blog post that the “Movies & TV” section of the Play Store would be relocated to the Google TV app. Beginning in May, the anticipated adjustment will take effect. Users will be able to buy, rent, and view movies and TV series on their Android mobile device or tablet using the Google TV app, since the Google Play app will no longer support them.

Your bought content will remain available in the Google TV app, and purchases made in the Google TV app will continue to be eligible for family sharing and Google Play Points, according to the firm. In the Google TV app, you may still use Play credit and Play gift cards to make purchases. In the Google TV app, you’ll still be able to access your wishlist. You may still check and request refunds for your Google Play purchases, according to Google.

“Google Play will continue to be your store for apps, games, and books,” the company said in the blog post. “On Google TV, you will find the same experience you are used to on Google Play Movies & TV with the latest new releases, rentals, deals, and great recommendations for you.”

Last year, the firm revamped the Google TV app with a new user interface, broader set suggestions, and additional TV and movie options. The app’s appearance and feel has been changed with new 16:9 widescreen movie and show posters, which Google said would give it a more “cinematic” appeal.

In addition, the app’s recommendation algorithm has been revamped to take into consideration what you’ve already viewed, your Google account’s interests, and trending and popular material in your location. The app’s content inventory had also been increased by adding additional providers such as Discovery+, Viki, Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, and Boomerang, as well as on-demand video from live TV services such as YouTube TV, Philo, and fuboTV.

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