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Google’s recent announcement of the shutdown of its Play Movies & TV app has sent ripples through the community of movie enthusiasts. As of January 17th, the curtains will fall on this beloved app, leaving users to wonder about the fate of their purchased or rented content. However, there’s no need for despair, as Google has devised a seamless transition plan for affected users.

The End of Play Movies

The closure of Play Movies & TV isn’t an imporopt decision; rather, it aligns with Google’s strategic reorganization efforts that began as early as 2021 with the introduction of the standalone TV app. Consequently, the service has gradually disappeared from various platforms, and the impending total closure is the final step in this transition.

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If you’re one of the concerned users, dont worry – your movies and TV shows won’t vanish into thin air. Google assures that all purchased content will find its new home either on YouTube or Android TV. The migration process will be automatic, ensuring a hassle-free shift for users.

For users utilizing Android TV-powered devices, finding your purchased titles post-January 17th will be a breeze. Simply navigate to the ‘Shop’ tab under ‘Your Library.’ Similarly, if you’re using a cable or set-top box operated by Android TV, your content will seamlessly shift to the YouTube app, conveniently accessible under the ‘Purchased’ tab within the Movies & TV section.

Renting films via YouTube

The transition will also be smooth for web browser users. Your purchased content will be available on YouTube, just as it was on the Play Movies & TV app. However, it’s essential to note that not all countries have the privilege of purchasing or renting films via YouTube. Google advises users in affected regions to verify the availability of these services in their respective countries.

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Despite the final shutdown date being set for January 17th, the transition process will occur gradually over the forthcoming weeks, depending on geographic locations and countries.

Ultimately, while bidding farewell to the Play Movies & TV app may evoke a sense of nostalgia for its users, Google’s meticulous migration plan aims to ensure a seamless transition of purchased content to alternative platforms, primarily YouTube and Android TV. Rest assured, your movie libraries will remain intact, ready for viewing in their new digital homes.

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Usman Kashmirwala
Your thoughts are your biggest asset in this world and as a content writer, you get a chance to pen down these thoughts and make them eternal. I am Usman Kashmirwala, apart from being a movie maniac, car geek and a secret singer, I am a guy lucky enough to be working in a profession that allows me to showcase my opinions and vision to the world every day and do my little part in making it a better place for all of us.