Google is going to discontinue the Play Movies app for a number of smart televisions.

From June 15, the app is no longer usable for TVs from Samsung, LG, Vizio and Roku, writes tech website

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The tech company will now refer users to YouTube to buy or rent movies.

The movies that people have purchased through the Play Movies app can be viewed on YouTube.

Also, Play Credits can still be used to buy or rent movies and movies from the shared family library (for up to five family members) will continue to be available.

It's not possible to share new YouTube app purchases with other family members, Google warns.

This is possible with purchased movies from the Google Play website.

Google's film service will not cease to exist for the time being.

For example, Play Movies will still be available on Android TV, iOS and Apple TV.

Google announced last year that Play Movies will be replaced by the Google TV app in the long term.

Through the app, users can watch films and series from various streaming services or buy or rent them.

Google TV is currently only available in the United States on Android devices.