Google will quickly be eradicating its Google Play Films & TV app from Roku streaming gadgets, in addition to LG, Samsung and Vizio sensible TVs. The tech large is pulling the plug from 15th June 2021, after which customers should depend on YouTube to entry their bought content material and to purchase new motion pictures.
The shut down was prompted by the announcement of the brand new Google TV app, which is able to ultimately change Google Play Films & TV solely. Certainly, the Google TV app has already changed its predecessor on Android telephones and tablets.
The excellent news is that many of the best TVs from Samsung, LG and Vizio help the YouTube app. That mentioned, a handful of older mannequin TVs do not, which would appear to go away these Play Films & TV clients snookered.
For many, although, any earlier Google Play Films retailer purchases will likely be out there in YouTube’s ‘Library’ tab underneath the ‘Your motion pictures and exhibits’ part. You’ll must log in utilizing the identical account you used on the outgoing app, in accordance with AndroidAuthority.
Google has additionally confirmed that Google Play credit can nonetheless be used within the YouTube app, and has supplied some clients a free film credit score to thank them for his or her loyalty. Nevertheless, whereas Household Library content material will proceed to be out there, any new YouTube purchases will not be out there for household sharing (you will have to purchase by means of the Google Play web site as an alternative).
The Google TV app was introduced final yr alongside the brand new Chromecast with Google TV video streamer. You possibly can obtain the app on Chromecast and Android cell gadgets – however not iOS gadgets. There’s additionally no phrase on whether or not the app will ever land on sensible platforms not operated by Google.
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