Google announced that its Play Store app on Android will soon lose its Movies & TV content section. Starting in May 2022, the Google TV Android app will become the main place where Android users can purchase movies and TV shows from Google.
“Google Play will continue to be your store for apps, games, and books. 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,” Google explained.
For those unfamiliar, the Google TV app on Android is a rebranded version of the previous Google Play Movies & TV app, which still exists with this name on iOS. Following the name change to Google TV, the Android app has become an entertainment hub that still provides access to movies and TV shows from the Google Play Store, but the app also integrates with third-party streaming apps, similar to how the Apple TV app works on iOS devices.
If you purchased movies and TV shows on the Google Play Store, all this content will continue to be available in the Google TV app. The app also provides access to wishlisted items, and all movies and TV shows purchases in the Google TV app will continue to be eligible for family sharing and Google Play Points.
This change won’t impact the Google Play Store on the web, which will continue to offer movies and TV shows. YouTube also remains another location where consumers can purchase and access Play Movies & TV content.