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Google won't let you buy movies and TV shows from the Play app from May

Google won't let you buy movies and TV shows from the Play app from May

Google will no longer sell movies and TV shows from the Google Play app starting in May, the company announced (via Ars Technica). Instead, you will be able to get movies and shows from the Google TV app.

According to the company's support page, "On Google TV, you'll get the same experience you're used to on Google Play Movies & TV with the latest new releases, rentals, deals, and great recommendations just for you." Content you've already purchased will be available in the Google TV app, and you can use a Play credit/gift card to buy things there if necessary.

In the end, it doesn't seem like too dramatic of a change. However, this change and Google's decision to discontinue Google Play Music in favor of YouTube Music may indicate that Google is reducing its reliance on the Play brand as its storefront for digital goods. Google Play will still be your destination if you're looking to buy apps, games, and books - at least for now.

Apple also dissolves sales of its content across different apps. Apps are in the App Store, music is in iTunes, movies and TV shows are in the Apple TV app, and books are in Apple Books.

1 comment:

  1. Fuck Google, only stupid fuck 5 star rated buy from them while there's many illegal sites with some of the biggest corporations in the world doing their ad here. Again fuck Google.