Internet giant Google has begun rolling out its internet TV service, Google TV, to iOS and Android smartphones, as a replacement for its Movies and TV app.
The internet TV service is currently available to iOS users, while Android support is still expanding in the coming months.
According to the operator, Google TV will soon be rolled out to Android devices in South Africa, and the Smart TV version of the app is already available for users in the country.
Google TV collects content from various streaming platforms – excluding Netflix – and allows users to create a centralised watchlist.
The service also allows users to access movies and TV series they bought or rented from Google Play Movies & TV.
The internet TV service in 2020 launched exclusively for US Android devices, with the entity planning to use it as a replacement for the Play Movies & TV application.
Following the US launch, the service became available in 14 more regions, including Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland, Australia, Austria, and the UK, in 2021.
After this expansion, the operator continued to add more countries to the list.
According to the operator, Google TV for Android is now available in more than 100 countries and plans to launch in Aruba, Brazil, New Zealand, South Africa, and South Korea soon.
Furthermore, the operator announced that the Play Movies & TV tab would be removed from Google Play Store, its mobile application marketplace.