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The Motion pictures & TV exodus from the Play Retailer app has begun

There’s just one place to purchase and hire films from Google going ahead

Google introduced earlier this 12 months that it might take away the “Motion pictures and TV” part from the Play Retailer. As an alternative, you’ll solely have the ability to use the Google TV app to hire or buy new films or TV reveals. That transition has lastly begun, as the massive G has began phasing out the Motion pictures tab from Google Play.

The corporate has up to date its authentic announcement on the Google Assist web page (through 9to5Google) from March 22, 2022, to replicate that “Motion pictures and TV is now within the strategy of being faraway from the Google Play app.” If the Motion pictures tab nonetheless reveals up on the Play Retailer of your gadget, you will notice a banner within the tab informing you of the upcoming transition.


You need not fear about shedding entry to your beforehand acquired films and TV reveals from the Play Retailer. Your present library, wishlist, and bought content material are nonetheless accessible from the Google TV app. You may as well proceed to pay for brand spanking new films or TV present leases utilizing Play retailer credit score and reward playing cards.

The Google TV app supplies higher content material suggestions due to its deep integration with numerous streaming companies, although Netflix is ​​notably lacking. You may stream content material from completely different sources as a substitute of simply being restricted to Google’s paid library. The brand new Highlights tab within the app surfaces leisure information, interviews, trailers, and extra, so you’ll be able to at all times discover fascinating stuff to observe. It additionally presents a greater watching expertise for a lot of because it includes a built-in digital distant to your Android TV or Chromecast.

The change is just restricted to cell for now, because the Play Retailer internet entrance continues to have a Motion pictures tab from the place you’ll be able to hire or buy content material. In the event you had been used to purchasing films from the Play Retailer in your telephone, you might discover this transformation annoying at first. Nevertheless, the Google TV app does appear poised to supply a greater media consumption expertise, and has been the place to go to for a seamless buying and watching workflow for a very long time.