PSA: Your Google Play Movies and TV app content will switch to the YouTube app on smart TV’s from June 15th

Google Play Movies and TV

The Google Play Movies and TV app has been around for a few years now and has made its way to streaming devices and smart televisions which made it more accessible to more users. Naturally, Google is changing things up which will result in the Play Movies & TV app content being switched over to the increasingly-bloated YouTube app on smart televisions from Samsung, LG, Roku, and Vizio from June 15th.

Updated June 8th: With just a week to go until Google pulls the Play Movies & TV app from Samsung, LG, Roku, and Vizio smart televisions on June 15th, we thought we’d give you a little nudge to remind you so that you aren’t surprised when the day arrives.

This means that any content that you’ve purchased on the Google Play Movies & TV app will be integrated into Library tab of the YouTube app, under ‘Your Movies and Shows’.

Things to remember:

  • All of your past purchases will be available on YouTube. You will be able to rent and buy the latest movies and shows on YouTube.²
  • Your Google Play credits can be used on YouTube to make purchases.
  • Play Family Library purchases can be viewed on YouTube, but purchases made on YouTube are not eligible for family sharing. Purchases made on the Google Play website or app will continue to support family sharing.
  • Your watchlist is not available on YouTube, but you can set up Playlists instead.

Google says that your purchased content will also be available to access via the following methods:

On Android devices:

  • Google Play Movies & TV app
  • YouTube app
  • Google TV app, where available

On your iPhone or iPad:

  • Google Play Movies & TV app 
  • YouTube app 

On a smart TV

  • Devices with Google TV built in, including Chromecast with Google TV
  • Google Play Movies & TV app on Android TV
  • YouTube app on other smart TVs and Roku devices
  • Movies Anywhere app on smart TVs in the US, for eligible titles

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