Google Play Movies & TV is becoming Google TV, with a new look to the UI, but will carry over the same features from its predecessor…
If there’s one constant in Google’s world, it’s change. The tech company is making some subtle but noticeable tweaks to its Play Movies & TV platform. First of all, it’s name will now simply be “Google TV.” And, it will gain a new look, along with a new logo and app icon, as well. But, the company emphatically states that users’ favorite options aren’t going anywhere.
Google Rebranding Google Movies and TV to Google TV
Google released Play Movies & TV just over eight years ago, in March of 2012. During that time, it’s undergone a number of changes. Currently, it boasts more than 700,000 films and television episodes. Unsurprisingly, this isn’t just a rebranding makeover — it’s about offering more functionality. Of course, it’s tied into the newest Chromecast device offering, complete with its own website.
Though, it does seem like it’s more organized and inclusive. For instance, the new experience allows users to browse content from several other apps, including Netflix, Disney+, HBO Max, YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, YouTube TV, Sling, Peacock, and many, many more. What’s more, there’s options to watch live television, too.