As a part of the Google TV hullaballoo, Google is releasing a Google TV app later right this moment, changing the previous Google Play Movies & TV app that a few of our readers in all probability forgot existed. Primarily based on leaks, this transformation in branding is common, and Play Motion pictures & TV is being changed by Google TV in every single place. As earlier than, the brand new app enables you to handle your watchlist, view suggestions, and even watch content material, although it additionally sports activities a recent coat of paint to go along with the branding change.

We weren’t capable of snag any time with the app earlier than its announcement, and Google did not give us any screenshots we will share, however we do know the app may have a brand new interface that higher matches the Google TV expertise on, nicely, your TV. That features the massive suggestions up on the prime of the default pane. A screenshot we noticed (however cannot share) reveals an interface that makes use of two units of tabs for navigation (each prime and backside), with sections together with “For You” suggestions, just like the TV expertise.

Leaks forward of right this moment’s Launch Night time In occasion advised this transformation in branding shall be much more widespread, with the previous Play Motion pictures & TV identify being changed by Google TV mainly in every single place. That might imply people watching film purchases or leases from the Play Retailer on their current {hardware} shall be utilizing Google TV on Android TV — a completely completely different factor from the model new Google TV expertise that runs on prime of Android TV. Absolutely nobody will get confused about that.

The previous app is not lengthy for this world. 

The Google TV app replace needs to be rolling out later right this moment, and we’ll you should definitely let you understand when it lands.


on the Play Store, and we have some pictures for you:

Google has additionally rolled out something of an FAQ concerning the change on its help boards. Don’t be concerned, your library and purchases from the app’s former incarnation are all nonetheless there, and issues ought to usually work as they did earlier than.