It’s no secret that Google sometimes has a lot of overlapping and confusing apps even though they eventually end up removing one and keeping the other. When they started to make YouTube more robust, some assumed that eventually another video app would eventually achieve the hub. Well, overall we got it right, as Google Play Movies & TV will soon be disappearing on some smart TVs and all of your content will be transferred to the YouTube app. That probably also means that we will finally and officially say goodbye to the app.
Google has sent an email to users of the Google Play Movie & TV application informing them that it will stop working on certain smart TVs by June 15, 2021. Instead, they are encouraging them to buy and their content through the application. Youtube. All of your existing purchased content will also be transferred to the YouTube app. If they have existing in-app credits, they can be used to make purchases on YouTube, where most of the video content is there anyway.
One thing that won’t be included in the transition is watchlists, so you’d better stop creating your own YouTube playlists. Another confusing thing is that purchases that were made in Family Sharing are accessible on YouTube, but the videos that you buy in YouTube cannot be used for Family Sharing. If you want to share videos, you will still have to make the purchase through Google Play Movies & TV. But considering that it may not be much for the world, Google needs another plan for that eventually.
As a thank you to the users who will be affected by this transition, Google is giving a thank you gift with credits that can be used to make the next purchase of your movie or show. Instructions are in the email sent to users, according to a Reddit post. Google is likely to have more plans for YouTube as they near the extinction of Google Play Movies & TV. Right now, the smart TV app is still more designed to search and watch free videos, so eventually, they will have to add more features and create a new user interface for movies and TV content.
To access your Google Play Movies & TV content, log into the YouTube app with the same email address. You will find them under the Library tab under “Your Movies and Shows”. This will affect Roku, Samsung, LG, and Vizio smart TVs.