Google will now not promote movies and TV shows from the Google Play app starting in May, the firm introduced (via Ars Technica). Instead, you’ll be capable of get movies and shows from the Google TV app.
“On Google TV, you will find the same experience you are used to on Google Play Movies & TV with the latest new releases, rentals, deals, and great recommendations for you,” according to a company support page. Content you have already bought shall be obtainable in the Google TV app, and you can use Play credit score / present playing cards to buy issues there if you want.
Ultimately, this doesn’t seem to be too dramatic of a shift. However, this transformation and Google’s resolution to close down Google Play Music in favor of YouTube Music may each point out that Google is lessening its reliance on the Play model as its storefront for digital items. Google Play will nonetheless be your vacation spot if you need to buy apps, video games, and books — no less than for now.
Apple additionally fractures gross sales of its content material throughout totally 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.