Google has announced that it will discontinue its Google Play Movies and TV app on Roku streaming devices and Samsung, LG and Vizio Smart TVs from June 15.
The company was the first to announce its change support page last month.
“Starting on 6/15/2021, the Google Play Movies and TV app will no longer be available on Roku, Samsung, LG and Vizio Smart TVs”, Google said. “YouTube app will be your new home for movies and shows”.
Now, Google is contacting users directly to make sure they are aware of these changes and what they can do now.
According to the screenshot shared by Lilliputing on Twitter, users will get access to all their previous purchases and will be able to buy and rent movies via YouTube. Google is offering a free credit to users affected by the change as a “thank you” gift for using the service.
Here’s how to shop for your Google Play TV and Movies on the move.
How to access your Google Play Movies and TV purchases
To watch Google Play movies and TV purchases on your Roku, Samsung, LG or Vizio Smart TV, you must first install YouTube on your device.
So just follow the steps given below:
- Sign in to the app with your normal Google Play Movies and TV login credentials.
- Click on the ‘Library’ tab
- Select ‘your movies and shows’ to access your shopping
You will also be able to watch your Play Family Library purchase and continue to share those titles with your family. However, it is important to note that future purchases made via YouTube will not support the family sharing feature.
YouTube also does not support Google Play Watchlists, which means that you will need to pursue YouTube Playlists.
However, the app supports Google Play credits, which means that you can continue to use them (and your free “thank you” credits) to make purchases through YouTube.
For more YouTube tips, see our guide for how to transfer your Google Play music library to YouTube music, how to loop YouTube videos, and how to tell if your YouTube content is in danger of being copyrighted.