Google has announced the closure of its Google Play Movies & TV app on the Android TV platform on October 5, 2023, in order to transition to the Google TV app instead.
Google has been gradually rebranding for several years now, with the introduction of the new Google TV version in 2020, which allows users to purchase or rent digital movies. Following this, they began phasing out the Google Play Movies & TV app on other smart TV platforms in 2021 and the iOS version in 2022. Now, it’s finally time for their own smart TV platform’s turn.
TLDR: Google will shut down the Google Play Movies & TV app on Android TV and replace it with the Google TV app. This is part of Google’s ongoing rebranding efforts, which started with the introduction of Google TV in 2020. They have been phasing out the Google Play Movies & TV app on other platforms and now it’s the turn of their own smart TV platform.