The Google TV app is finally coming to iOS for iPhone and iPad users, nearly two years after it launched on Android.

Similar to how it did on Android, the updated Google TV app takes the place of the Google Play Movies and TV app for iOS. The new experience will be made available through an App Store update that has begun to roll out today.

WHY IS THE GOOGLE TV APP NEW? What then is new? You can watch movies and TV series that you have purchased from Google or that have been transferred across from iTunes, Amazon, and other digital vendors using the Movies Anywhere service in the Google TV app for iOS, just like you can in the existing Play Movies and TV app. However, unlike many other iOS apps for digital content, the Google TV app does not allow for direct movie and television show purchases. Either a web browser or an Android device must be used.

But the software now has a lot more capabilities. One such feature is the ability to compile a single watchlist of content from many streaming sources. Simply conduct a search for the film or television program you choose, add it to your watchlist, and you will be able to locate it wherever it goes.

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The Google TV app for iOS now has the ability to handle any Android TV OS device. You can use this app to control any Android TV OS device running Android 8.0 or higher, including Chromecast with Google TV, TCL Google TV, and others. The Google Home app now handles this functionality that was previously handled by a separate Android TV Remote app, which was discontinued last year. The in-app remote for TVs is available in both the Google TV and Google Home apps on Android.

Starting today, the App Store will begin bringing out Google TV to iOS users.
The end of play movies is approaching. This modification also symbolizes the impending demise of the Google Play Movies and TV brand.

The business has been gradually phasing down the Play Movies brand on other platforms as well. Google TV, the smart TV platform, natively integrates content from what was Play Movies. In June of last year, Samsung, Vizio, and LG smart TVs as well as Roku lost access to their Play Movies and TV app. Instead, it was mandated that those sites broadcast movies acquired through the YouTube app, which syncs all movie and TV show purchases.

The firm is basically eradicating Play Movies and TV with the removal of the iOS app and Google’s removal of purchases from the Play Store on Android. It would be a little odd to add Google TV branding as an app to the heritage Android TV experience, one of the remaining places where the branding is still present at this point.

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