Google is said to have started removing the Movies & TV tab from the Play Store app on Android devices. Google had already announced that the company would be pulling out the Movies & TV division of Android devices in March. Users will no longer be able to browse, search, buy or rent TV shows and movies from the Play Store app on Android. Instead, purchases and rentals will be available on Google TV, where users can watch their library with their recently updated “Highlights” news feed.
According to an updated announcement post by Google, the “Movies & TV” tab is being removed from the Google Play Store on Android. Google TV is the new alternative, where users will be able to buy, rent and watch purchased media from Google TV now, according to the report. Google TV is also said to have a recently updated feature called “Highlights” news feed.
Moreover, according to the report, there aren’t many changes to the previous pattern of purchases, family sharing, payments (using Play credit and gift cards), refunds, and Play Points in the user’s wish list in the Play Store app.
Meanwhile, after removing the Movies & TV section from the Play Store app on Android devices, users will now only see three tabs, games, apps and books, while they may have Shows or Play Pass as the fourth option on the app, according to the report.
“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,” Google explained on the occasion.
Besides, it was also reported that Google removed several apps from its Play Store last month after the company discovered that these apps were collecting users’ personal data including location, phone numbers and email addresses.