Google Play Movies & TV APK

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Google Play Movies & TV apk

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Download Version (42553525)
Apk Size16.78 MB
App DeveloperGoogle Inc.
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Install on Android6.0 and up

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Google Play Movies & TV is google,android,videos,video,players,editors,play,movies, content rating is Everyone (PEGI-3). This app is rated 4.2 by 596 users who are using this app. To know more about the company/developer, visit Google Inc. website who developed it. apps can be downloaded and installed on Android 6.0 and higher Android devices. The Latest Version of Available for download. Download the app using your favorite browser and click Install to install the application. Please note that we provide both basic and pure APK files and faster download speeds than APK Mirror. This app APK has been downloaded 31885613+ times on store. You can also download APK and run it with the popular Android Emulators.

Google Play Movies & TV allows you to watch movies and TV shows purchased or rented on Google Play.
Watch your favourite movies and shows instantly on your Android phone or tablet, or on any HDTV using Chromecast. You can also download and watch from anywhere, even when you're not connected. If the movie that you're looking for isn't yet offered, wishlist it and get a notification when it's available to buy or rent.

App ChangeLog

  • * Stability improvements and bug fixes

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requires following permissions on your android device.

approximate location (network-based)
Allows the app to get your approximate location. This location is derived by location services using network location sources such as cell towers and Wi-Fi. These location services must be turned on and available to your device for the app to use them. Apps may use this to determine approximately where you are.

view network connections
Allows the app to view information about network connections such as which networks exist and are connected.

view Wi-Fi connections
Allows the app to view information about Wi-Fi networking, such as whether Wi-Fi is enabled and name of connected Wi-Fi devices.

Allows access to the list of accounts in the Accounts Service.

measure app storage space
Allows the app to retrieve its code, data, and cache sizes

full network access
Allows the app to create network sockets and use custom network protocols. The browser and other applications provide means to send data to the internet, so this permission is not required to send data to the internet.

read sync settings
Allows the app to read the sync settings for an account. For example, this can determine whether the People app is synced with an account.

run at startup
Allows the app to have itself started as soon as the system has finished booting. This can make it take longer to start the phone and allow the app to slow down the overall phone by always running.

record audio
Allows the app to record audio with the microphone. This permission allows the app to record audio at any time without your confirmation.

use accounts on the device
Allows the app to request authentication tokens.

prevent phone from sleeping
Allows the app to prevent the phone from going to sleep.

toggle sync on and off
Allows an app to modify the sync settings for an account. For example, this can be used to enable sync of the People app with an account.

receive data from Internet
Allows apps to accept cloud to device messages sent by the app's service. Using this service will incur data usage. Malicious apps could cause excess data usage.

view configured accounts
Allows apps to see the usernames (email addresses) of the Google account(s) you have configured.

read Google service configuration
Allows this app to read Google service configuration data.


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Google Play Reviews

  1. Jeff Novick-avatar

    Jeff Novick


    This app totally immobilizes my phone daily requiring me to restart it. I know that it is this app because once my phone restarts, google tv has been moved to the final page on my phone.

  2. Lelia Glaysher Lupianez-avatar

    Lelia Glaysher Lupianez


    app Not a bad app really. Easy to use, purchases quickely, and lets me watch movies on YouTube as well. My problem is mainly that it's hard to download movies on this app and the subtitles don't work very well. It takes about 10 minutes download one movie. Even after it does download, it can sometimes either work very well, or have A LOT of bugs. Even at home, I usually just use Prime Video. But still a solid app.

  3. Kyle Stotler-avatar

    Kyle Stotler


    apk At first glance, this seems like a great app. All of your streaming services in one place? Great idea! Then, I opened the app and tried to use it. The first thing I did was "select my services" hulu, prime, and disney plus. Once I filtered by the apps I pay for I tried to browse through the shows available. Not one show or movie shown was on one of my streaming services. It kept showing things listed on the services that I don't use. I made several attempts to adjust the filters... no luck.

  4. R. Garza-avatar

    R. Garza


    ios The idea behind this app is that it should serve as a central location to find something to watch. It looks at the offerings for multiple services so you can watch. There is a "manage your services" section where supposedly you can filter those services to what you use. It doesn't filter anything. Half the movies in the suggestion are for services I've never heard of or don't use. As far as I can tell, there's no toggle to limit the suggestions to ONLY movies on services you use.

  5. Nathaniel Tyler-avatar

    Nathaniel Tyler


    Not what I thought it was. I don't need a library Database to keep up with, rate, or be told about the other apps to download in order to watch what this app does not play. BUT!!! the setup inside is a Beauty. I would bet that it's Databases are CURRENT for Movies, TV series & Shows. You may find it helpful for yourself Droid Users.... Always be honest. Never allow others to control your negative emotions. Just because disagree doesn't mean I have to hate, or dislike you. HELL IS ALWAYS OPEN!

  6. M Thomas-avatar

    M Thomas


    Errors. Errors. And more errors. I've been trying to watch the same episode of Fringe for the last 24 hours. I watch for a few minutes and ... error. Then, since your Roku app doesn't save your place in a TV show or movie I have to fast-forward to where I left off (if I remember) just to go through the same thing again. Watch for a few minutes and ... error. This is ridiculous. And why doesn't your home screen have a "continue watching" or "keep" watching section like literally every other streaming app? Oh, and I bought the complete series of the show, but I literally have to go into my library and scroll episode by episode to the one I'm currently watching and fast-forward to where I left off (again, if I remember)--not ideal even in season one, but in later seasons? UGGGHHH! Fix this stuff, please. Terrible user experience.

  7. noah carmicheal-avatar

    noah carmicheal


    I love the app, it's easy to use and the movie deals of the week are always diverse. I do wish that when I'm going through my library of films, I could search genre, recent purchases, and rating, instead it's only alphabetical. I also wish that you wouldn't count "the" as the first word in a movie. I shouldn't have to go all the way down to the T's if I want to watch The assasination Bureau or The Divergent series: Allegiant. You see what I mean.

  8. Andrew Postert-avatar

    Andrew Postert


    Can't watch the movies I own anymore when downloaded to my phone. Wait fir over a week for support to send an email that fixed the issue for a day and the whole thing starts again.

  9. Mike Reed-avatar

    Mike Reed


    Loads of films that can't be watched. Problem 01, licence cannot be .... This prob has gradually stopped me watching all films. Get first 10 secs then prob pops up, film tries to buffer. Google don't seem interested in finding the problem, and seem to make out that I'm the first to have it. Gone to Netflix, when I get time, might try and retrieve my significant library of films. Until then, no purchases by me!

  10. Jason Dabrowski-avatar

    Jason Dabrowski


    DOES NOT WORK. When trying to download my purchased movies to any of my devices, I get "Could not fetch license (error -1)". Nothing will play, either. I have attempted to contact support, even through my Google One membership and am not getting any help. Google TV team doesn't even seem to understand what I'm saying. "Contact Developer" on this page gets a bounce back that the email is out of date.

  11. elizabeth humes-avatar

    elizabeth humes


    I was hoping that these crashes and delays were due to my new phone settings and operator error. I see it is not, from reading other recent reviews. Which I also notice a lack of response to. I have been a die hard google fan for many years. Great movies, music, have loved your platforms. Then comes youtube music. Gave it a fair chance before judging. Google; you basically stole my money! If your going to do the same with the movies, let us know now so we are not wasting more money and time!!!!

  12. Blake Harris-avatar

    Blake Harris


    This is the only app I've ever had that loses connection nonstop. Additionally, it goes to a screen saying cannot connect with the only option being to click retry. What is the point of stalling it? Just make it retry on its own. Doesn't make sense to force people to click that just because of something you messed up. Shows and movies have issues with remembering where you left off and will go back up to 40 minutes sometimes. The app also crashes a lot.

  13. raif281-avatar



    I really don't like the app since the upgrade. Before it was much easier to find shows and movies especially when they had the free button so i could filter what was on my services I already pay for. Now I feel as if I'm being nudged to rent movies instead of be able to watch what's on my services. Also i thought Netflix use to be on the services option but I don't see it anymore.

  14. Pupper Plays-avatar

    Pupper Plays


    I downloaded an entire tv series for offline use, but when I go to watch it offline, it takes upwards of 30 minutes to load each episode, so Im stuck watching 25 minutes of something, waiting half an hour, and then watching the next episode. Id rather not have to wait to load something that I downloaded. Edit: the above problem has been fixed, but now, unless I open my shows tab while online, I cannot watch them offline, because it believes that I do not have any shows, downloaded or otherwise

  15. Federico Calderon-avatar

    Federico Calderon


    App crashes often, when playing a video, it cuts the feed, refreshes, and changes the resolution. When in full screen, after a random refresh, it goes back to original aspect ratio, or crashes. I've called customer service and they didn't help. Using a galaxy note 20.

  16. Nevin Hauser-avatar

    Nevin Hauser


    I am never renting another movie from Google Tv or Play Movies, or whatever google wants to call their app, again! The movie was constantly interrupted due to problems with the audio of the app and then we couldn't even play the movie on multiple devices at the same time. If I would have rented this movie virtually ANYWHERE else, it would have been a much more pleasant experience.

  17. Rob Rob-avatar

    Rob Rob


    Do not buy or rent 4k movies via this app through chromcast. It will stutter and will be unwatchable, you will waste your money. The frame rate will not match tv so will get slight stutters. This is a widespread issue just look at the forums. I rented same 4k movie from other apps like prime and worked fine. Google hires incompetent developers, just look at google play, wear os, etc, constant bugs and updates. they become lazy and don't care about consumers anymore because so big now.

  18. O K-avatar

    O K


    I'm playing Tenet and it's in Japanese even though I triple checked and made sure it's set to English. We should have the option to play movies in 1080, 720, etc, just like on YouTube, I feel like this feature is LONG overdue on most streaming apps. My internet is more than capable, yet it won't go full HD sometimes. Also the InfoCard feature isn't working even though I have enabled it.

  19. Chris Deacy-avatar

    Chris Deacy


    What a disappointment. I am a longtime chromecast and "Movies and TV" user and since the change to "Google TV" and the newest Chromecast I have lost my faith in Google products. The chromecast itself is such a laggy, buggy hot mess, and even the casting experience to it isn't reliable. Wish I didn't have years of movies purchased through Google and the switch to a different service was easier, but oh well

  20. Sarah Woolman-avatar

    Sarah Woolman


    I was charged $196.70 for this that I didn't even set up but have been working with the Google apps team to try and get my money back and had to set up an account with this to try to figure out the payments and why I was charged for something I didn't even use. I'm a nurse and work very long hours and rarely have a day off due to covid let alone have any time to watch any sort of TV. And also while doing my research on this app there is some sort of premium and there was a price that says $7.99

  21. Barret Johnson-avatar

    Barret Johnson


    I'm motivated to review this app in a negative fashion, mostly due to the failure between Google and Netflix. Being force-fed content to purchase is not why I made the upgrade\purchase of the newest Chromecast product. Netflix is my go-to experience, due to it's mostly stress-free viewing w\o ads. I suffer all hours of everyday from intractable chronic pains throughout my entire body (Nerve pain, migraines, gi issues.) I require as little stress as possible. Fix this entertainment issue STAT!

  22. Megan Riley-avatar

    Megan Riley


    I've used GooglePlay Movies for so long to watch my movies but once the update came out for it to change to Google TV, I've been having so many issues! I've read so many forums on how to fix the problem and nothing is helping. No matter if I watch it on the phone or through my roku or Nvidia shield, it buffers every few minutes and interrupts the movie. I have over 60 movies through GooglePlay. Please update and fix issue.

  23. James Aitken-avatar

    James Aitken


    For a company the size of google thier customer service is terrible. Have been having problems viewing movies i have purchased and keep getting the message "couldn't fetch licence error 1". No one at google seems to be able to tell me what causes this or how to fix it, in fact they don't even seem interested in helping. I suppose they thing because they are so big they can treat customers with contempt. I recommend DO NOT use this app and DO NOT buy from google play.

  24. Mark Nadeau-avatar

    Mark Nadeau


    I would like to see 2 things: I wish there was a way to group movies in my Library. Like all 9 of my Star Wars movies in a group called Star Wars instead of having to scroll through all 9 movies everytime. And all of the other franchise type movies. Secondly, as the owner of the family plan with 5 members, when a new movie shows up in the Library, I wish I could see who bought it. Would be fun to know. Love the app. Thank you!

  25. Doug H-avatar

    Doug H


    Was good for a moment. You set your profile with the services that you subscribe to, but search results don't filter by those services, or even give preference to those over another. Seems like they are pushing people to Peacock or Tubi over Netflix, Prime, HBO... Thought having having one place to search your streaming services was the purpose of the app, but you're better off going direct to your own services for finding something to watch.

  26. Mel Wright-avatar

    Mel Wright


    Error error and error! The app WAS great, but since yesterday, it have been stopping every 5 minutes and then automatically goes back on by itself like as if it's lagging. It's very very annoying! It definitely needs to be updated.

  27. J Fontz-avatar

    J Fontz


    Going from the original Chrome cast to the new Chrome cast with Google TV is the best move I've made TV wise. Having all streaming apps in one place is nothing short of amazing. My only problem is the screen turns pink/purple sometimes, I can see the show playing or the main screen normally but the screen has a deep tint of the pink/purple color and I have to unplug the unit which can be annoying but still better than original CC which I had to unplug 3 or 4 time during a 1 hr show at times.

  28. James Thibault-avatar

    James Thibault


    I have an LG TV and downloaded $40 worth of tv shows to watch, but they are now removing support for LG TVs. Phone App also doesnt have capacity to cast to a smart TV, unlike most apps, so i now have to pay for something else to watch the shows i paid for. Recommend allowing the app to cast via network to other devices, or continue support to LG TV.

  29. Shadow The HellJumper-avatar

    Shadow The HellJumper


    I don't understand why viewing these movies on a tablet, phone or console can allow me to view my HD movies in HD and yet, when I move to my computer, EVEN WHEN USING CHROME, it refuses to go above 480p. I BOUGHT THE HD VERSION SO I SHOULD BE ABLE TO VIEW THESE MOVIES IN HD ON ANY DEVICE. It used to work a few years ago, now out of nowhere and on the computer: 480p MAX.. That makes no sense at all, FIX IT GOOGLE

  30. Thomas Struble-avatar

    Thomas Struble


    Since updates, it is impossible to find movies and tv shows from services I am suscribed to (netflix, disney, hulu) and it only gives me options for services I do not have installed on my phone nor have I ever subscribed to (peacock, tubi, pluto). The idea of aggregating all your options in one place was a fantastic idea but somewhere down the line google decided to push certain services to the front and hide others. The app is now only useful for renting movies which does work for me.

  31. Rafael Saenz-avatar

    Rafael Saenz


    Doesn't work with YTTV. IT'S YOUR OWN SERVICE! Fail. Will update once it does. Frustrating how many Google services don't work with other Google services on launch. Especially when they're in the same or related fields.

  32. Roger P-avatar

    Roger P


    Google TV (mobile app and TV software) are good conceptually but the interface with YouTube TV is poor. For example I have to constantly restart my Google TV app on my TV to re-sync the DVR between YouTube TV and Google TV. Google TV is new so I recognize they need time to work out any bugs but one would think that would be easier since YouTube TV and Google TV are both part of Google. It also pitches other services too much (Sling, Netflix, etc). Just show me the services I'm paying for.

  33. Anthony Bingham-avatar

    Anthony Bingham


    My Chromebook goes into sleep mode every 5 minutes or something. I'm trying to download some half-hour TV episodes but if I lose my internet connection after it goes into sleep-mode and it won't reconnect. I've been trying to download for 4-5 hours; I've moved the cursor about a dozen times to take it out of sleep-mode so it can reconnect to the internet; THIS APP HASN'T DOWNLODAED A SINGLE EPISODE YET!!! Other apps tend to disable sleep-mode while downloading.

  34. Shahin Saadati-avatar

    Shahin Saadati


    Very good overall. I have a feature request: Assuming you have purchased a tv series on Google TV itself, it does not remember which episode you last watched (Unlike Netflix, or HBO Max). So every time you want to go back and watch the next episode of your purchased series, you will have to remember what episode to go to, and then you also have to scroll all the way from the very first episode to that episode (Imagine for some series like Friends or Big Bang Theory which have like 200 episodes, this is not going to be an easy task). So, please add a feature to remember the next episode to watch for series.

  35. Joshua Sutake-avatar

    Joshua Sutake


    I love this platform for movies and shows. However I'm not crazy about the new Google TV. It's kind of to much with all the different areas to watch shows like pluto, tubi, ect. You have to download all of them to run through this app. I'm glad I can Uninstalled this for the old version.

  36. Michael Olson-avatar

    Michael Olson


    The app appears to be broken. Downloaded movies dont work. I've tried several and cleared app cache and uninstalled and reinstalled the app several times. Whenever I attempt to watch a movie that I downloaded from the app I'm presented with "couldn't fetch license (error 1)". I can stream some movies but it will either work or it will stop and buffer every 20 seconds. I never had these problems with the old app.

  37. Kaneisha Lewis-avatar

    Kaneisha Lewis


    DO NOT PURCHASE CURRENT TV SHOW SEASONS THROUGH THIS APP. YOU WILL GET RIPPED OFF. Bought the current season of The Challenge. After 3 episodes, Google stopped providing episodes the day after they aired. Been 3 days since most recent episode aired & not available on Google. Yet it's on Amazon Prime video! Contacted customer service, they can't help you at all. Requested refund, even partial refund, they said no. I have bought so much from them, NEVER AGAIN. Lost a solid customer.

  38. Paris Chantelle-avatar

    Paris Chantelle


    Using on a PixelBook and it stops about 30 seconds into any TV show I watch and then the app takes me back to the TV show main page. With movies it'll stop and go back to the homescreen as well, but if I reload the app and try the movie again it will play. Very glitchy. This never happened when the app was called "Play Movies & TV.

  39. Rayna Thompson-avatar

    Rayna Thompson


    Thank you to the developer who responded within minutes of my review. I had already uninstall/reinstall and nothing seemed to worked. I rebooted my phone again and after setting everything up again... all is right with the world. I must specify that Google Movies still played on my Roku, so my movies weren't lost. But since Google now links to services, I wonder what will happen eventually to movies I purchased directly from Google? For now though... everything works. Thank you!

  40. Ted P-avatar

    Ted P


    Replacing play movies and TV was stupid. This app is no good. All my movies now come up with the error can't fetch license (error 1) never had this problem with the old app. Don't update your old player with Google TV! FINALLY got a hold of support via chat, they had no clue what was going on. Acted like it was the first they heard of it. Said they would email me but never did. I have deleted and reinstalled the app 5 times and still nothing has changed. GOOGLE, you really screwed up!

  41. Champion Dreamer-avatar

    Champion Dreamer


    Constantly added the latest episodes of The Challenge out of order and late. To make matters worse the show would give the loser "final words" to say once they got eliminated and Google would add that before the actual episode so you would pretty much know how it was going to end. And then they couldn't even title the final words and the revealed votes part correctly even though it says the title of it within the first 5 seconds of the clip.

  42. Robert Wilson III-avatar

    Robert Wilson III


    One of the only Google apps to actually support full screen functionality in landscape orientations with hole punch and notch disolays with NO asymmetrical BLACK BAR. For now, this is a major reason I'm giving this app 5 stars. I expect every google app to be programmed this way given that the pixel lineup uses hole punch displays. Now, Google TV is a great alternative to the iTunes Store for renting and buying movies and tv shows on Android devices.

  43. Tyler B.-avatar

    Tyler B.


    Needs an update ASAP. Every time you play an episode of a show, it gives you a generic "there was an error." You can get past it by fast forwarding, but that shouldn't be necessary. If you can't watch someting without constant errors, then the app is broken. The fact that it gives you no explanation as to what the error might bed just adds to the frustration. Please fit it.

  44. Dr Ryan Grant-avatar

    Dr Ryan Grant


    Auto cancelled Downloads 50%/, 70% #HYPERWAR DATA THEFT MISSING DATA : Unable to Resume, Unable to Pause Downloads only Cancel Option which does not allow for Downloads to be resumed. Unable to download to external SD for older devices with limited Internal Memory, via copyright encryption preventing transfer of files ยฎ๏ธon older tablets. Unable to Cast from mobile with downloads to Tablet. Resolved, 5 days (47%) Download 1 Movie (Black Panther) still. Unable to watch.

  45. Isaac Hopwood-avatar

    Isaac Hopwood


    I like what this app has to offer; I often use it to find which of my services offer a specific movie or show I want to watch. however, with a more recent update (not sure when this happened) they removed Netflix and Hulu (and maybe more) from the list of "providers" so offerings from them don't show up as available. I'm not sure why this change happened, but it kind of took away everything I used the app for.

  46. Andrea Hinkle-avatar

    Andrea Hinkle


    So far I have had a horrible experience with this app. I rented a movie and it wont allow me to play it. The app either kicks me off the movie as its loading or it says that my time limit is expired after 20 minutes of renting the movie. Very disappointed and would really just want the movie refunded at this point.

  47. Dan Dreyer-avatar

    Dan Dreyer


    Too many ads to use. It is actually faster to go through my subscribed apps one by one than to use this trainwreck of paywalls. They need to find another way to do this from the ground up. The idea is fundamentally broken. Try it, youll quickly understand what i mean.

  48. Tony Jones-avatar

    Tony Jones


    I've enjoyed this app for over 5 years ( Google Play Movies, now Google TV). They're always reliable and faithful in restoring purchases of movies, shows, etc., when I've had the need to reset my phone. Excellent back-up. I also really appreciate their protective feature of using one's fingerprint to confirm a purchase. Great movie selection, old and new. Google is reliable and that speaks well of a company. I have enjoyed many movies from this app. :-)

  49. jamin allen-avatar

    jamin allen


    Bought alot of films and TV shows, but now has constant playback issues where it stops and buffers all the time, even on the TV app. Awful! Do Not buy anything from Google if you have this issue, not resolved after several months. ๐Ÿ˜ 

  50. Kristina Michaud-avatar

    Kristina Michaud


    I cannot watch any of my purchased movies/tv shows. Says "can't get license." Have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, nothing. Seems like I'm not the only one that is having these problems, get it fixed please.

  51. Usman Burki-avatar

    Usman Burki


    An absolutely fantastic app with equally fantastic service. The way it's laid out, how it leads from one movie to the next, movies of actors, directors, link to rotten tomatoes, and list goes on. I absolutely love everything about it and I've been using it now on a very regular basis for many months for both rentals and purchases. Never even a single cause for displeasure.

  52. Steel Courage-avatar

    Steel Courage


    This app is currently bad. I receive tons of the errors after I downloaded my TV series or movies. Therefore I'd had to use data to watch anything. This used to occur on the previous Google Play Movies. I figured by now this was corrected. It's annoying that I have to re-download my entertainment over and over. Especially when I'm in areas without coverage.

  53. Kelsey Melloy-avatar

    Kelsey Melloy


    Ever since this became Google TV we have been having problems. I have had to uninstall this 3 times for my daughters tablet. It will stop letting us watch movies we have bought and downloaded on her tablet.. Keeps saying can't find the license. Can someone please fix this..

  54. Stephanie Larko-avatar

    Stephanie Larko


    I used to love this app. Now I only slightly like it. I am trying to watch a movie on my t.v. through my Roku, and I keep getting Error code 6 ( Protected content license error). Which is ridiculous. I am tired of not being able to watch the movies that I purchased. I am fed up.

  55. Terry Kong-avatar

    Terry Kong


    For some reason a few of the movies I've purchased don't play and just say "There was an error". Downloading the movies doesn't seem to work either, it just says "Couldn't fetch license (error -1)"

  56. Mike Zt-avatar

    Mike Zt


    Hi there, I am a huge fan of any Google products even if they have some flaws. I prefer Google TV over any other cast apps, but lately I've noticed that closed caption could use an update, since some movies can go on for more than 30 seconds without any subtitles, and going back or reloading the movie doesn't help to fix it. I think this is an important feature that should be improved.

  57. Lynnette Southwood-avatar

    Lynnette Southwood


    WTH! I'm not sure what is going on with Google but Google TV is nonsense. Google Play was perfect so why fix what isn't broken? I see from other reviews that other amenities are gone such as the ability to see what is on other streaming platforms. Why? Google Play TV & Movies was a one-stop shop and now it's a waste of storage. It's not as if life hasn't been challenging enough and if the goal was to point customers in another direction, your plan was successful.

  58. Joel Page-avatar

    Joel Page


    Seems like it's intentionally making it harder to filter out shows and movies not in my subscriptions. Have to use the "for you" tab now instead of being able to just go to the movies or shows tab. There is also no option to hide YouTube from list of suggestions even if I uninstall YouTube on google tv they still show up.

  59. Adam Nicholas-avatar

    Adam Nicholas


    Used to be 5 stars. I seem unable to purchase anything from movies without it wanting proof of age which is ridiculous at 56. It asks for credit card or driving licence, which it refuses to connect for. Have not tried the credit card. You already have my details and this maybe a scam so no way. You have my details including card payments for the last decade including my latest card number so what is going on?

  60. Verna Mckelvin-avatar

    Verna Mckelvin


    It is working, however I cannot watch on my Samsung smart TV, nor can I watch on the TV through the internet on Google tv. Quality is great. Sound is great. It even plays on my dragon touch tablet, just not my TV. I have a chrome cast but I don't want to add it because it might charge me a subscription when it should be free. I'm a little lost without my movies on the big ๐Ÿ˜ฅ

  61. Erik Bakstad-avatar

    Erik Bakstad


    They have now started registering ID's before you can rent a movie. Age dependant. Problem is they want either your credit card or a actual photo of an personal ID sent to the big bad Google system. Not ever happening. I have reported this to the correct authorities in my countries also. And taken a picture of this rating by the way.

  62. Slacker X-avatar

    Slacker X


    Consistently late in uploading/releasing shows. Far, far too often I have had to re buy episodes from other platforms because Google took a week+ to release an episode of a series of whoch I own a season of. Amazon prime has been spot on with releasing episodes the day after airing so its hard to believe Google can be this bad.

  63. Reid Thompson-avatar

    Reid Thompson


    Yes, I can watch a movie. However, this app misses BASICS, like, if I have to stop in the middle of a show and watch the rest later, could you PLEASE store where I left off and not start me over at the beginning? How tough is that for a developer? Good lord.

  64. Max C-avatar

    Max C


    After what Google has done with the Google Play Music app. Discontinuing and forcing me to use a 1 star substitute ( You Tube Music ) to listen to the music that I have already purchased. Why wouldn't I think that Google might do the same thing to me with this app ? So I will not be making any more purchases on this app ! You got me once Google. You won't get me twice !!!

  65. Kwan Lowe-avatar

    Kwan Lowe


    It would be nice if Google could add a working search tool (maybe Bing) so that searching for a movie brings up titles from your library instead of presenting everything else. E.g., if I search for any title that I have in my library, it will give results from the store even if they don't match the search expression. So, if I search on "Logan" it will give me a bunch of Marvel movies instead of the actual movie that I have in my library.

  66. Andrew Rowles-avatar

    Andrew Rowles


    Can't download any movies that I supposedly own as you get a licence error. Had to revert back to a previous version to avoid stuttering on streaming and now have to avoid updating it. Google support took 2 months of various replies mostly consisting of 'thsnk you for your patience'. If you are wanting to own digital copies don't use Google Play Movies. Go elsewhere.

  67. Craig Nichols-avatar

    Craig Nichols


    Up until now thus has been a pretty solid product. Now, it is constantly giving error messages, "Google Play Movies has stopped running" even when I haven't opened the app. I think the app is trying to access the Internet. It's a tablet, and it doesn't always have internet access. It's too much work to force stop the program all the time. You might lose a paying customer.

  68. Krystal Brooks-avatar

    Krystal Brooks


    This is an app that collects all shows from all apps. To watch something you have to pay for it through their app. Google tv is just a connection app to all the other apps. FORGET it, if I want to watch something from another app, I'll go and download that app directly. Oh wait, that's what you have to do anyways to use google tv. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME with this app.

  69. Dominick Reed-avatar

    Dominick Reed


    TERRIBLE!!! First Google Play Music, and now this. Google has went from bad, to worse, to HORRIBLE!!! Haven't gotten one movie to play all the way through since I've started using this App. They've forced yet another change in their services on their consumers... I've gotta find something else.

  70. Tom W-avatar

    Tom W


    Google is on the right path here by consolidating and updating some of these old apps. I was hoping that they would merge some together so I have less clutter on my phone. I think it's kind of odd that the app symbol is different when you download it from what is shown in the store.

  71. HaruMichi25-avatar



    Love this app and no real issue with it aside from one. I bought the 8 film harry potter collection and ended up with 16 films. Teo of each harry potter movie. I don't think that was suppose to happen. Otherwise great app.

  72. Paul C-avatar

    Paul C


    This was a hard review to write because I love Google products. Google TV is absolutely unwatchable. The amount of commercials that have been integrated into the television shows is unbelievable and they have made it so you can't even jump around and see what's on TV to maybe see if something will catch your interest. I'm not complaining about the price, the TV is just unwatchable with that many commercials and interruptions.

  73. Jason Shoebridge-avatar

    Jason Shoebridge


    Cannot play any of movies that I Have paid for. Constantly says restart phone. Reached out to support and got told to uninstall and reinstall. Nothing. This app does not work. Now I am going to have to buy same movies on Amazon to be able to watch them.

  74. simply_ kalena-avatar

    simply_ kalena


    I can't watch a movie normally anymore. The pop-up screen of the forward/rewind and pause icons do not disappear unless I minimize the window and it's a small box at the bottom of my phone home page. Extremely frustrating, it makes me want to chuck my phone against a wall because all I want to do is watch my movie, simple. Can't do it because this new app is so dumb. Give us back our Google Play Movies & TV. I didnt even want to get this app but I was forced to because of the update.

  75. Peter G-avatar

    Peter G


    Since the change to Google TV, this app causes my phone to randomly shut off. Upon turning back on, this app has moved screen pages. I don't use this app, ever, but cannot uninstall because embedded in my LG phone. I have turned off automatic updates but it apparently updates anyway.

  76. Samantha Sloan-avatar

    Samantha Sloan


    If I could give 0 stars! Works fine for a little bit then continuously loads with an error for movies and shows I have bought and payed for. When it was just play and movies it was better, now asks for all your subscriptions. Very bogus. This has become one of the worst streaming sites. Continues to be an error after episodes are downloaded. I honestly want a refund for the money spent in order to watch movies and shows if this is what I paid for. Very bogus. DO NOT BOTHER USING THIS SITE!

  77. Echoes from The Chief Musician-avatar

    Echoes from The Chief Musician


    You guys need to do something about this app. Before you guys changed it to Google tv, when it was Google play movies and TV it worked fine. Now whenever I go to play any movie, it begins to play but the controls won't disappear. Is there a reason why this is happening? I will click the screen several times and the controls don't go away. I go into settings to look for anyway to go about fixing this and there is no option to turn on or off or anything. Please fix this. Thank you.

  78. Bradley Tripp-avatar

    Bradley Tripp


    Every time I turn my phone off the app relocates on my phone. This only started happening after Google made all of their app changes. They told me my phone was the problem but its not. Super annoying.

  79. Keith Wolford-avatar

    Keith Wolford


    I can't watch any of my movies that I purchased on my Android since the update. Google won't respond to my complaint. I've done everything possible and nothing works. I'm able to see movie trailers but when I purchase the movie I can't watch it. I can hear the audio but I have a black screen, It's very frustrating l hope they do something about this problem soon. I have over $3500 dollars in movies with google play, sure hope they fix this. ๐Ÿ˜ 

  80. Jim Jones-avatar

    Jim Jones


    Rented a movie with app. When tried to see it a 2nd time within the 58 hours, couldn't find it in the app. Or the download. When tried to get help on Live Chat the agent closed the chat while I was typing an answer to agents question. No way to reopen chat.

  81. Laurie Monroe-avatar

    Laurie Monroe


    Words cannot describe how disappointing this app is, as well as CREEPY! This app keeps reappearing on my home screen even though I keep placing it into a folder on a different screen. Other than that...I just don't enjoy it whatsoever.

  82. kat-avatar



    Every couple of minutes the app crashes when opening movies,even after uninstalling and reinstalling and resetting the app and device I have the latest version of both app and Android tablet updates. And have a good internet connection and have done the trouble shooting provided by it still crashes

  83. Joshua Mitchell-avatar

    Joshua Mitchell


    Constant errors. And I mean constant. With wifi, super fast internet, to 5G Internet, any movie, no matter how many times I press pause; there is a constant every 5 minute (almost like clock work) buffering. No other app, and even live feeds have any issues anywhere related to what Google TV. I am a huge Google fan, and had been excited in the beginning for the new app, but this roll out, has been an absolute disaster.

  84. David Patterson-avatar

    David Patterson


    So disappointing. Movies and TV was one of my favorite apps. I work at a movie theater and used to recommend this app to EVERYONE. However, good got greedy and ruined to user interface. Before, when the app was just called Movies and TV, you could select an option for "free to me" and it would combine all my registered services and only list options from selected service. Now a majority of the suggestions come from sponsors and the reason I loved this app so much is dead. Greedy Google.

  85. J Ker-avatar

    J Ker


    Complete Fail - Shame on them!! Can install and buy movies, but none will play. Just get an error message on half my devices the no reason at all. Error message on all my device (shield, s10+, etc). Google customer support is useless. Absolutely useless.. too big and don't care .. just ask for a refund and give you the bird. Anti competition sucks!! Too big for the good of us all! This is the heart of the issue.. when they get this big they stop caring and we have little recourse!

  86. Daltomethias /Meliodas-avatar

    Daltomethias /Meliodas


    Bug. Needs update. My app reverted back to the older version with the old logo, layout and all. I also purchased a season of a show. The latest episode of that show still hasn't shown up 9 days after it's air date.

  87. Bradley Marceaux-avatar

    Bradley Marceaux


    To the point, this app crashes constantly! Any time I try to look at my "shows" library it crashes 95% of the time. I like how it has "errors" when playing stored content as well.

  88. Alexander Murphy-avatar

    Alexander Murphy


    If I could give zero stars, I would. I made more than $100 worth of TV purchases and they are completely unwatchable because this app is so broken. It uninstalls and disables itself every few minutes, and as a result I cannot download or even stream any of my content. I have tried to get a refund on my purchases, 4 of which were made in the last 48 hours and do not contravene their refund policy, and they flat out refused to refund any of them. This is theft, as far as I am concerned.

  89. Chris Sherwood-avatar

    Chris Sherwood


    Google should just make a separate app, new format sucks. Other issue: why does a lot of the shows for purchase not have the purchase season option? You have to buy each episode separately, that's a rip-off.

  90. Jester2297-avatar



    I really like the overall idea and ui, but everytime I stream using this app it looks awful and buffers constantly. No other video app gives me this hassle, which is very disappointing considering I wanted to start buying all my movies digitally through Google

  91. Laci Wenk-avatar

    Laci Wenk


    Have had several issues with this app that I never had with Google Play Movies & TV. TV shows we've downloaded often go missing when not connected to wi-fi and other times I receive error messages when trying to open them. Very frustrating. When the tv shows do manage to play they don't always automatically go on to play the next downloaded episode. The old app was much better.

  92. MR.J-avatar



    This play movies or Google tv is a joke so far it only works on mobile but not on a smart tv or through casting. Perhaps if focused on how to improve the quality of use rather than how much to scam the customers out of then I'd be happy to revise my review.

  93. Alanna G-avatar

    Alanna G


    All movies stall. When paying to rent a movie you expect it to play and be in good quality. Every movie I have rented from here has either been terrible quality in patches throughout or just frozen. For example we ordered a movie this evening and it kept freezing. When it came to the end it crashed totally and wouldn't let us watch the end of it. This is not acceptable when paying 3.99 to rent a movie. You can get subscriptions to many streaming services for little over this a month.

  94. Tom Geldner-avatar

    Tom Geldner


    Annoying app that won't stay put. I can't put it in a Google folder out of the way because it keeps reinstalling itself at the end of all my other apps. There is no way to freeze it in place. Good thing I've never bought movies or other entertainment content from Google because it appears that lots of people are getting screwed out of their previous purchases because of this app.

  95. Mary Conrad-avatar

    Mary Conrad


    Awful! I cant see more than 2 covers at a time and it takes for-ev-er to scroll through to find what looking for. Add to that, there was no communication in advance of this change. For some reason you think it's okay to surprise customers with an entirely new program. Then, its IMPOSSIBLE to get in touch with anyone directly.

  96. Char Lee-avatar

    Char Lee


    All Lanes!!! Google just dumps great apps into blenders and offers users no choice to retain apps they previously enjoyed! This feels like following someone down a freeway who wants to drive in all the lanes, and can't pick one, so they end up swerving across all lanes over and over! Hate this app! I don't like TV, I don't watch TV, I don't want to use an app called TV for entertainment!! Don't like all the apps piled in here! I don't have Tubi, so why is this showing Tubi under "My services"?

  97. Gorgan-avatar



    Can't download any of my items. Always get the error can't fetch License. Edit- So after receiving this comment by the dev I followed their advice and traded 1 email with customer support. 2 weeks later I'm still waiting for them to get back to me after their "Have you tried updating the app" fix didn't work. Pretty pathetic, I will wait a couple more weeks then my next step is filling fraudulent charge claim against google for all my media purchases.

  98. Frankie B-avatar

    Frankie B


    Great interface. Better than my Sony Android TV interface. A few disappointments. Resume Watching returns to the beginning of show or movie. Google Photos App never loads and you have to use your phone instead of the remote. Doesn't automatically include personal Google Photos albums on screensaver like Chromecast used to. No option either. Lastly, must get rid of recommendations from services I don't subscribe to in the home screen.

  99. Carni Evans-avatar

    Carni Evans


    Overall good application but the Only problem im having is during every movie it stops and shoes error code 257. Then I have to disconnect the chromecast and app the restart the movie. Positive note it remembers where it's up to.

  100. Brittany Messer-avatar

    Brittany Messer


    Ok my review has to do with that fact that it doesn't let you put in your streaming apps. It would be great if I could use less space on my phone and google tv would let me watch all my shows from netflix, hulu, or disney plus. There should be one app where I can search for a show and see if it's on one of my streaming services and be able to watch it all in one app. That would be convenient.

  101. Kevin K-avatar

    Kevin K


    Legitimately terrible. Gives no indication of what quality I own. When I try to watch a movie, it appears to load the lowest quality possible, visibly a bit fuzzy, despite my app settings being set to HD and using a good WiFi signal. If I try to download the movie at HD quality, I end up just getting a License Error, on the same video that worked for streaming. What a pathetic app. Do not buy your movies from Google. It's a terrible experience.

  102. Gabriel E. Castro-Aguilar-avatar

    Gabriel E. Castro-Aguilar


    Like with most other Google Services, Google TV is suffering from errors and annoyances the applications they replaced did not. Constant buffering of media and some movies are only playing audio in langauges foreign to me.

  103. Alexis Minors-avatar

    Alexis Minors


    I love it!! However, the app won't stay put... have to continously "enable" the app from play store in order to find and open it. It will close and "disable" even during a movie/show. When I download an app I want it to be there when I get back, not keep running away and hiding. Please fix!

  104. Steven Bieberly-avatar

    Steven Bieberly


    Can I just say that the Television app of Google Play for any and all actual televisions is HORRIBLE!!!!! Despite Google Play adding it's first two updates to its tv app in 3 years, a few months ago, it still did not change ANYTHING about the app at all for tv's! It STILL does not remember what episode you are on for MOST shows (the 'watch now' section is usually blank) except a few shows, none of which, I watched recently. In addition, the Google Play television app for tv's times out a lot.

  105. David Nunez-avatar

    David Nunez


    The dealbreaker now is every movie or show I've played has a noticeable (and uncorrectable) audio delay. With smart TVs, soundbars, and many apps these days you can delay the audio to compensate, however this only works in one direction and unfortunately the video exiting the Google TV app isn't in-sync with the audio. Using this on a new Google TV chromecast with delay correction turned off everywhere and seeing no similar problems with Netflix, Youtube, Amazon Prime, and HBO Max.

  106. Luis Fuentes-avatar

    Luis Fuentes


    Everything worka as it should. Only for thing that bothers me is when I want to watch a downloaded video in a area with spotty reception when traveling and Google decided it needs to have internet to load up my OFFLINE downloads. When I put airplane mode it just says try again. Not able to watch something I downloaded. Please fix this.

  107. Kira Schmolesky-avatar

    Kira Schmolesky


    Doesn't work. I have paid for movies multiple times that just don't play. When I do manage to get movies or shows to play they either glitch or they stop to load every few minutes.

  108. William Slowey-avatar

    William Slowey


    Google Tv is horrible. Play Movies and tv Work beautiful With Google tv, the app as crashed several times several times per attempt. I have tried to clean out the cache and send several reports to google. Half the time, I need to uninstall the app and reinstall it. It converts back to Play movies and works well. Once the system converts it back to Google tv, it will start crashing within a few days.

  109. Rick Gray-avatar

    Rick Gray


    I like the concept of being able to see all shows from my other streaming apps but other than this, this app falls short for me. It only opens the streaming app for the show you are wanting to watch so instead of one app open, you have two. When closing the show's app, it takes you to that app's interface where you find the synopsis & start the show. You then have to close that window & then close the streaming app just to get back to the Google TV app. Change this & I'll give a higher rating.

  110. Helen Simon-avatar

    Helen Simon


    This version of the app will not let me download films that I have purchased, meaning I always have to have a connection to watch them, defeating the purpose of purchasing. This is very frustrating and makes the app almost useless. It's also a huge waste of my money purchasing the films in the first place. Wish I'd known there would have been this problem so I could have used a different platform.

  111. Michael Behan-avatar

    Michael Behan


    Do not buy bundled shows. I have Game of Thrones, every episode, but trying to find which bundled it's in is a pain in the ass due to multiple bundles listed. The app library should only show what's purchased and not all the other options that are "unavailable" or need to be purchased. LEARN TO CODE. Also, due to Google's inability to be user friendly and constant push to drive us away I now use Microsoft Movies and TV.

  112. Julian Goodwin-avatar

    Julian Goodwin


    After downloading a movie, you constantly get error 1 unable to fetch liscense. If you can take my money perfectly fine, why can't you do the thing that im paying for perfectly fine. Nothing like downloading a movie to watch over a flight or long car ride, and then not being able to watch it. This only started in this new update of yours, so is this intentional or something? Did you make a deal with other streaming services that you would make people leave yours?

  113. Daniel Dickinson-avatar

    Daniel Dickinson


    Nothing but loading issues and network errors after the first update. Bring Play Movies and Tv BACK!!!! Loading errors still exist after movie has been downloaded and network disabled. When it does work the buffer wheel has more screen time than the movie. Same result for SD. Im using an acer Chromebook 15.6" IPS FHD touchscreen convertible intel pentium quad core 2.5GHz processor. There should be no issue, all my other services work flawlessly. Please make the older app available.

  114. Ryan Bennett-avatar

    Ryan Bennett


    Not sure why they call this app Google TV. It has little to nothing to do with the Google TV on my 3rd generation Chromecast . Give me an app that allows me to remote control my Chromecast, and maybe it will be worth the download.

  115. Matthias Hess-avatar

    Matthias Hess


    Terrible playback, constant hiccups and buffering over a fast connection. And downloading the video only results in a BS message that the rental period has expired. This is the worst streaming service that I have encountered and I will not be using it again.

  116. Anthony Mendez-avatar

    Anthony Mendez


    Been using this for years, half my movies buffer or don't work. And obv. there is no rush to fix these issues. Can't even uninstall the update so I can actually watch movies i not only purchased but downloaded.

  117. Vena B-avatar

    Vena B


    Ever since it updated to this it will not play any of my videos that I have rented or purchased. I have uninstalled reinstalled did everything that it seems like I supposed to do and still it does not work.. very frustrating. I like the old app better before it updated to this one at least the old app google play I was always able to watch my movies.

  118. Zach Whittle-avatar

    Zach Whittle


    Terrible quality. Everything streams in like 480p. Still no option to watch HDR on mobile?? Amazon Prime does it but I hate their app UI. Overall great improvements, it's nice to see where I can find basically anything. I wish I could hide the rotten tomato scores though, I don't want to see how bad my favorite movies are. Maybe add an option to hide it on purchased titles?

  119. Cody 123g-avatar

    Cody 123g


    So I downloaded a few seasons of a tv show so when I don't have an Internet connection I can watch them. Well my internet is having issues and can't connect to the internet but no big deal because I have some seasons downloaded to watch offline. Except when I go to tv shows it doesn't show any downloaded. Thinking it could be a mistake on my part I checked manage storage to see if maybe I didn't download them. Nope. Shows that the tv show is downloaded but it's just not showing up.

  120. Prince Wick-avatar

    Prince Wick


    Worst app ever, I tried watching my shows both on wifi and downloaded but can't see the picture, I can only hear the sound. Tried everything but nothing works I've spent over 900 dollars on this stupid app. When I try to watch anything there's a error even though my internet is fast. I'm switching over to Apple. ๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก๐Ÿ˜ก Google just lost a another customer.

  121. Sarah Farley-avatar

    Sarah Farley


    Great, But frustrated with Google TV and Prime Video for not ensuring the correct movie is synced along with the movie title. 3 times Google TV has said a movie was available to watch with a Prime Video membership and it was a movie with the same title but not the movie advertised. Instead of a Nicolas Cage thriller, you get 2 unknown female actresses in a drama!

  122. andrew letbetter-avatar

    andrew letbetter


    Only reason Im rating it 2 stars is that I can't put it into a folder. It repeatedly moves itself out of the folder that I put it in. I like to keep all of my apps in folders on one screen so I dont have to scroll for what Im looking for, and having this thing create a new page every 3-5 hours is annoying, because I have to move it back. Other than that, its a wonderful app and have used it many times. Will continue to use it.

  123. S R-avatar

    S R


    The App is fine. However the prices for renting/watching movies on Google TV are extremely high, specially that you can watch many of those movies elsewhere and even without any subscriptions and Free!

  124. matthew kรผhl-avatar

    matthew kรผhl


    What happened to the subtitles in parts of the movie with foreign dialogue? What happened to the info cards? My library has lost these features and i'm not happy about it. What's next? Bonus features? Also, why aren't libraries from partner services showing up? None of my Prime videos are present. Why am i stuck on a 2-wide grid arrangement with no option to change it on one 1080 device while others with the same resolution still have 4-wide grids?

  125. Misael Santos-avatar

    Misael Santos


    It crashes and keeps uninstalling itself from my device. Samsung A71. Prev Play Movies app worked better. I was hoping this would really be an alternative to Apple TV but it needs a lot of refining and reliability to get there. Improve and ill change my Rate. 1 Star for effort.

  126. Harold Matthews-avatar

    Harold Matthews


    Only writing a review to help others as I see many reporting the same problem. After changing to GoogleTV, the player controls when watching a movie wouldn't disappear. Go to your device settings > apps > select the app > storage. Clear the cache. Restart the app, problem solved. I still hate em for this and the forced move to YouTube music.

  127. Michael Relaford-avatar

    Michael Relaford


    I enjoy this app. It works well. However, for the love of god, can you guys patch the Google home mini compatibility please? When I ask Google mini to play Aliens: Special Edition or Godzilla (2014) on Google TV on Chromecast, I don't want it to tell me that I have to link my Hulu account (which I have no current plans to get). I want it to just play it. That's literally my only complaint. Pretty good otherwise.

  128. David Passantino-avatar

    David Passantino


    love this app but have a huge issue with the latest version on the nvidia shield pro..... when you go to launch certain movies they refuse to load without any error they just quit. if I uninstall the last update the issue goes away..... not sure who to tell or how to fix it but would love a solution so I can get the latest version.... for example, all the Harry Potter movies refuse to load on the latest version but Star Wars works fine.... very very odd! can someone from google please make this app right again or tell us what to do to fix it? a full reset of the device is not the solution....

  129. MIKE C3-avatar

    MIKE C3


    Awful. Only use it because my library of movies were force migrated over (from Flixster). Google - your stuff used to work, and work well. What's going on? Blogger worked, now it doesn't since you upgraded it. GPM was brilliant, YTM is dismal, Home worked, but no longer. Fix the issues and stop 'making it better' as better equals doesn't work

  130. Justine Borden-avatar

    Justine Borden


    Been trying to watch a movie on my chromebook. It just buffers for a few seconds then returns to the Google Play Movies home screen. It would be nice to beable to watch the content I paid for!

  131. Jonny McDobbsy-avatar

    Jonny McDobbsy


    I don't know what the deal is, but ever since the name change, this app is listed as "Google TV" in my app drawer, but as "Google Play Movies & TV" in app drawer. I this a glitch or what? It's driving my OCD crazy. Also, the app itself has gotten very clunky and slow since the update, especially when I click on Watchlist. Takes forever and it's laggy. Also, it would be nice to have more than a 2ร—2 grid on the Watchlist. Verizon Galaxy Note 10+, Android 10, One UI 2.5, October Security Patch.

  132. kelly smith-avatar

    kelly smith


    This is the first time I've tried this app cause I got a free digital copy of a movie I bought off the shelf. I wanted to watch it on my desktop. I was disappointed there was no download option. So I tried streaming it and the format was unsupported. I have perfectly good players that can play this video. There is no reason I shouldn't be able to access this content. It really doesn't deserve any stars but I had to give at least one to comment. It's been frustrating using Google products.

  133. Maria Going-avatar

    Maria Going


    Tried for hours to get this on my tv and nothing. It kept asking for the pw and it wouldn't go through. Reinstalled it countless times and now ready to uninstall for good. So far it's a joke!

  134. Chad Greene-avatar

    Chad Greene


    Good format just keeps crashing when i tap and item for details sometime it just closes the app. Also some underlying issues. Example saw a moive to watch on PlutoTV. It was the spanish version. GoogleTV couldnt seem to see that. The only other option was to rent from Google Video.

  135. Patrick O'Brien Boling-avatar

    Patrick O'Brien Boling


    Google why, when I buy a move the annoying play bar and cursor never ever close/hide on my computer when playing movies in fullscreen?? This is a basic feature that every other media player closes all icons and buttons while movie plays. Lame very basic lame. Please update as this makes movie night annoying. I will have to start buying all my movies on Amazon. I thought Google was cutting edge.

  136. Keith Spears-avatar

    Keith Spears


    Constant errors. When streaming through hdmi from phone/tab, reloads movie & gives error message everytime. Edit: Followed steps. Whenever the HDMI cord is plugged into device, it still reloads & error occurs. Just bought a lot of movies, very disappointed. Ad. Edit: Was told likely protection policies preventing streaming through an HDMI cord. If anyone needs a work around for error playing video, consider syncing up your purchases to YouTube & playing movies there. Hope that helps! ๐Ÿ˜

  137. Michael Harber-avatar

    Michael Harber


    Well, it's a great app until Google decides to update it. The last update killed my downloads. It would force close every time I tried to play a downloaded movie. The only way to fix it was to clear the data and start over. (re-download) Clearing just the cache didn't work...๐Ÿค” Thanks Google ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘Ž๐Ÿคท...Pixel 5 (Android 11)

  138. molly t-avatar

    molly t


    Google does need to fix this their app is trash won't even play on my phone so my movies are useless now. I'd ask for a refund but I'm pretty sure they aren't refunding for the app not being useable. I can't even watch on my TV just buffers and kicks you out the old app was better and not broken don't waste your money till they fix this I'm not going to spend another penny on Google services till they do.

  139. John May-avatar

    John May


    Nice setup but I hate that the Google chromecast with live TV only allows one profile. I live with multiple people and this is so outdated to where you can only use one Google account. I don't want to get recommendations from what other users watch. I'll change to 5 if you change the live tv to add different user accounts.

  140. Tiffany Patterson-avatar

    Tiffany Patterson


    Horrible app. I have a number of movies downloaded to my phone to watch on trips and it still needed to use mobile data to be able to play them. THAT IS RIDICULOUS! If I've taken the time to download them they should play directly from my phone. Go back to the previous version it was much better!

  141. Bev C.-avatar

    Bev C.


    I never got an answer to my question about whether this app shows interrupted shows such as CBS with their constant 'breaking news' that should be on CNN or another 'news' channel I don't recall any tv app, but it said this replaced it. I was 'tricked' into updating an app I never use. How can I either delete or disable it without causing other apps to be affected? PLEASE answer my question. I will NOT give a favorable review until I get an answer that is faorable to me personally! Thx

  142. Tyree Jordan-avatar

    Tyree Jordan


    The app doesn't cast to chrome cast. It recommended a film on my Amazon prime app. Cast button just put a spinning wheel on the TV while my phone played the film. I had to go to the Amazon app it's self and cast from there. What's the point in me using this app then? Other than using it like a "TV Guide" I might as well uninstall it.

  143. Sean-avatar



    Good when it was play movies now I can't get the captions to show up for tv shows movies it works fine. There is no setting on the screen when playing the show or in the actual setting that allows me to change it

  144. Vanam Rakesh-avatar

    Vanam Rakesh


    I don't think this app is needed, just because google provides services in mobile and it comes default. Along with it other infamous apps of Google also gets default and there's not a single use with them like Google play movies&tv. When there are many online platforms like prime video, netflix, aha, zee5... Etc why would anyone buy or rent movies, web/tv series from this source as they can get all of these in those apps with lesser price. I suggest Google to remove this app as default in mobile

  145. Seth Goldsberry-avatar

    Seth Goldsberry


    I hate Google's stupid picture-in-picture stuff. No one wants to watch any movie or show in a tiny little square in the corner of the screen. I hate every app that Google puts this in. You would think they would at least put the option to turn it off in the settings but they can't believe there would be anyone that doesn't love their "amazing ideas". I also can't view the shows I've downloaded while offline, making the download function kinda pointless.

  146. Erik-avatar



    Great job, Morons! I cannot setup a Smart TV via this app as I did with Google Play Movies. I'm so freaking sick and tired of Google "updating apps" and breaking things that we've come to expect to work. EVERY SINGLE GOOGLE APP HAS FAILED ME AFTER YOU'VE "ADDED/CHANGED" FEATURES... EVERY APP! Please, just quit screwing around with stuff. You're development team is horrible and you obviously DO NOT beta test your apps.

  147. Mike Tsamasiros-avatar

    Mike Tsamasiros


    Every movie i owned on Google Play worked fine before, but now with Google TV, it doesn't work worth a damn. Every movie i play just shows up in black. You can hear the movie, but you can't see anything. That is so annoying, and this wasn't an issue before. Google TV sucks.

  148. Johnny Darifi-avatar

    Johnny Darifi


    The app works but I don't see any way to skip forward/backward by a few seconds, which is standard in all media player apps since many years. This is really annoying when watching a movie and want to go back to hear a piece of dialog again, for example. It should be introduced asap.

  149. Dan Hlavac-avatar

    Dan Hlavac


    - Nov 2020 - Ever since the update to "TV", I can't stream anything. It keeps crashing. I need to download it first. - May 2020 - I have over 200 movies, but they're very hard to manage. My kids can't look at only kid movies, so they must scroll through all of them. And over the years, I forget which SD cards I've downloaded them to and I can't "undo" a download, so I'm over my download limit. This app isn't getting better. It's getting worse over the years

  150. LifeSucks Suicide Is the Answer-avatar

    LifeSucks Suicide Is the Answer


    I'm getting a black screen with the buffer icon, even though I'm on wifi, and or 5G, don't have this issues with Netflix, Hulu, or prime video, only Google TV.