everything: Android TV has a section for renting and selling movies

The innovation will appear in 24 countries over the next few weeks

More than a decade after its first launch, Google is about to permanently shut down the Google Play Movies & TV service (Movies and TV shows on Google Play), while Android TV has replaced it with a new Shop tab.

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Google Play Movies & TV first launched in 2011. The section allowed you to rent movies and TV shows or buy and add them to your library. The service worked stably and was popular for many years. Among other things, it provided the ability to sync purchases with other Google products such as YouTube.

everything: Android TV has a section for renting and selling movies

In 2020, Google hinted that Google Play Movies & TV would soon come to an end when it released the Google TV skin. The platform did not have a Play Movies app and instead used a “Library” tab to place purchases. Also, purchases and rentals could be moved directly to the home screen. 

In 2021, Google disabled the service app on Roku and other third-party platforms. As a result, for more than two years, Google Play Movies & TV has remained on only one platform – Android TV.

Now this stage has come to an end. Android TV has replaced the Google Play Movies & TV app with a new Shop tab on the home screen. This tab will display your current movie library synced with Play Movies, Google TV, and YouTube. The Shop tab is very similar to the Library tab on Google TV.

Google noted that the innovation will appear in 24 countries over the “next few weeks.”

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