As we expected last June, Google Play Movies and Android TV have reached their final phase. Play Film was Big G’s proposal for purchasing/renting films and television series for 12 years, but was replaced by the new platform as of 2020, initially on mobile devices Google TV. For this reason, the Mountain View company has decided to remove the “Play Film and TV” trademark from almost everywhere. to announce as a final step final cancellation on Android TV from January 17, 2024.
Google Play Movies & TV will no longer be available on Android TV devices or the Google Play website. However, You will still have access to all previously purchased titles (including active rentals) on Android TV devices, Google TV devices, the Google TV mobile app (Android and iOS), and YouTube.
Anyone who still sees the Play Film app after January 17th will just come Redirection to the shop area from Android TV (as has happened since October).
Google also explains how you can access your purchases:
- On Android TV-based TVs and streaming devices: The Shop tab contains all previously purchased titles and allows you to purchase/rent new titles. All purchased titles, including active rental titles, are accessible via the line Your library on the Shop tab.
- On an Android TV-based cable box or set-top box/web browser: Access to all previously purchased titles, including active rental titles, is possible directly from thespecific section in the app Youtube. Purchasing and renting new products will also be possible via YouTube.