Films & TV reveals have been purged from the Google Play Retailer

Films & TV reveals have been purged from the Google Play Retailer

Again in Might, we acquired phrase that Google had plans to provide films and TV reveals discovered on the Play Retailer an identical remedy that music had undergone years prior. As a substitute of being featured and even housed within the retailer itself, songs, albums, and artists had been eliminated in favor of being saved within the Google Play Music app, which later turned YouTube Music. At present, you gained’t discover a technique to uncover or purchase music tracks from the Play Retailer, and that’s as a result of it merely made extra sense to get it on the supply app you had been listening in.

Ever since Google Play Films & TV had develop into Google TV, we knew that the content material’s time within the retailer and with the Play branding was restricted. Now, the underside navigation within the retailer not has an possibility for it, and we’re left with simply “Video games”, “Apps”, and “Books”.

Films & TV Exhibits have moved to the Google TV app!

There’s no want to fret although! Simply as with music, Films & TV are merely shifting to the place they’re accessed and bought most frequently – the Google TV app. Along with information highlights for content material you observe and a devoted TV distant, you’ll additionally be capable of immediately browse the newest films and TV reveals immediately from the “Store” tab.

Beginning in Might 2022, the Google TV app can be your own home for purchasing, renting, and watching films and reveals in your Android cell machine or pill. On the Google Play app, Films & TV will not be supported. Google Play will proceed to be your retailer for apps, video games, and books. On Google TV, you’ll find the identical expertise you might be used to on Google Play Films & TV with the newest new releases, leases, offers, and nice suggestions for you. 


Now that the transition is full, your bought content material can be obtainable immediately by each the Google TV app and YouTube. The one factor you possibly can nonetheless do with regard to your movie content material on the Play Retailer is view and request refunds to your purchases. Moreover, any and all wishlist gadgets you’ve added for films and TV reveals through the years are actually baked immediately into your Google TV Watchlist, which could be discovered on the underside navigation of the standalone app.

Given this development of putting content material the place it’s most helpful (a development I’m wholly in favor of), I consider that the subsequent exit from the Play Retailer can be books and audiobooks. These will probably stay simply and solely within the Google Play Books app through the “Store” tab, and the Play Retailer itself will most likely get a backside navigation rework. Nevertheless, with simply apps and video games being featured down there, it might simply make extra sense for the corporate to eliminate the underside navigation altogether in favor of simply the great previous hamburger menu.