Google TV: Watch Movies & TV

4.5 (4.3K)
58.4 MB
Age rating
Current version
Google LLC
Last update
7 months ago
Version OS
14.0 or later
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User Reviews for Google TV: Watch Movies & TV

4.53 out of 5
4.3K Ratings
1 year ago, The Hot Sexy Taco
Promising foundation, but could still use improvements
This app is smooth and has an easy-to-navigate layout, but I’m hoping that in time there will eventually be an option to remove shows and/or movies from the “Continue Watching” section of my Home Screen? Also it’d be very nice to be able to track each specific episode of the TV shows I’m watching as I finish a single episode at a time, not just each show in their entirety. Other than that, I really like the app - maybe it could expand to include even more streaming services as movie or TV show sources, but I have no suggestions outside of that.
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12 months ago, JesusDaughterOnAMission
Highly upset
I often spend money to purchase material to watch if my favorites. However, I have receipts of things I purchased and was able to view it on my library and then go back to watch later and it’s no longer present. I go back to look at how to retrieve my purchase and it says after so many days it’s no longer retrievable as the warranty is no longer valid. So basically I paid for the purchase to have for ever yet I really paid for it to rent because I can’t get it again. So irritated. I don’t have money to just give to you Google especially when I’m a valuable client who purchases a lot. Then, I had to make two accounts because my other one won’t even let me buy anything anymore. I’m not sure if I’ve purchased too much on that account so I had to make another? Not sure but I didn’t use to have so many issues until just recently and it’s not making me really happy. If it continues I’ll just start going with Apple products which I prefer Google.
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10 months ago, Applelights
Behind the curve
The app would have been a good start 5 years ago but when comparing to ReelGood or JustWatch it simply is light years behind. Design wise it certainly doesn’t fit well on iOS. Most importantly you can’t track episodes of seasons. Only supports a limited number of services. For You or Your Stuff should be the default page not Highlights which is just filler. Ideally more blended together. In the end can’t hold a candle to ReelGood and it’s strength of course is being built into GoogleTV so it’s the one we all want to want to use but google makes thst difficult. The only other benefit is it’s search feature is far better than the competitors. You can misname or type but it knows what you mean and you can search for movies similar to another which works well. I don’t expect to see much progress in this app which is too bad since the TV ui on Google TV is much better.
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11 months ago, Together now
Good but could be better
Honestly if it remembered the show’s and movies I have already watched it would be awesome however I keep getting suggestions repeatedly of things I have already viewed but it is nice having most everything in one place to look through.
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12 months ago, Anakoni76
Good App
The app runs smooth, and they have made several changes that have made the experience better in my opinion. Although there are still some titles in my library that do not show cover art. And I would suggest that when showing titles in alphabetical form, don’t group all titles that have the word “The” in the beginning of the title together.
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4 months ago, Terrence, Sr.
Other streaming services?😤😡
Why am I required to go to another streaming service to watch what I know for a fact that I paid for? I was unaware of this until a few moments ago when I attempted to watch a movie to pass the time on a long train 🚊 ride (some movies show as they should in the Google TV app, some I have to go to other streaming services like “Peacock” or “YouTube”…Why?) Why must I watch over 180 seconds of commercials before I watch my movie on “Peacock” I will change my review upon my satisfaction with your answer to my inquiry.💭🤔🤨🤦🏿‍♂️
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2 months ago, @tla$
Why won’t the remote work??
The app itself is fine and mostly does its job except— the remote function doesn’t always work. It glitches in and out and sometimes the remote option is gone all together. If anyone knows how to fix this at all please let me know. The only thing that has helped thus far is constantly powering off my phone which is inconvenient. I know for a fact it is compatible, by the way, because it does work SOMETIMES.
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2 months ago, vr4spd
Worked fine until last week…
This is definitely one of googles less polished applications. When it functions properly it’s useful despite being unintuitive and a bit clunky/laggy at times. That being said as of about a week ago it stopped allowing me to select shows on my phone and send them to my TV even thought it shows connected at the bottom on top of that it no longer displays the remote icon in the tool tray and I have zero ability to control any tv functions from my phone.
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10 months ago, Borey Bollins
Latest update made app unusable
I don’t understand why change up everything on an app that worked well. The remote feature is completely changed, yet doesn’t work anymore. The update ruined the app, it doesn’t even show a remote option most the time, but a third party app will work. Even when it works the app gets stuck on haptic vibrations and keeps registering pushing the up arrow button even though I’m not touching it. Switching over to 3rd party remote app until Google can get it together
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7 months ago, ShadowDemonicAngel
Have an iPhone 13 on ios 16.6
All my movies and tv shows are gone. Want to watch a movie or show on Google tv. It shows there in my library, but I looked for my movies and tv shows and all I see is a black screen with no movies or tv shows. I purchased all the movies and tv shows on years ago when it was Google play movies and tv. I don’t want to purchase all the movies and tv shows on iTunes when I bought them on the google play store and there supposed to be show up in the google tv app.
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1 year ago, mathew alexander colon
Free shows and movies
I wanted to find this show I have been looking for years but it won’t let me watch it because it’s locked I want it to be free to watch anytime of the day I think that’s what would make the app a lot better for me and other people.
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12 months ago, movie recommendations
Don’t recommend
This app I downloaded to watch a certain movie and had to pay 5$ for. The movie started then would stop and just play the sound. If you restart it it will do the same thing. And if you just wait for it to catch up with its self it won’t. I’ve been dying to watch this and I finally payed for it and I’m wasting my money trying to watch it. This is very frustrating. I have done everything in the books with this app.
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7 months ago, Fall woman
Where’s my stuff!!’nn
I have on both Apple devices(phone and iPad) nothing . where my Google Movie Library’s should be is a blank page. This is not a functioning app. I can’t even talk to anyone…..Google or Apple….I hope the come up with a better operating system than you both!!!!!
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8 months ago, sethrickard05
Ocean’s Twelve/Thirteen Errors
For 5 months, I’ve submitted support tickets regarding the following issue: when you click play on the movie Ocean’s Twelve, it says it is playing Ocean’s Twelve, but the actual movie that begins is Thirteen. Additionally, if you click play on the movie Ocean’s Thirteen, it says it is playing Ocean’s Twelve, yet it plays Ocean’s Thirteen… I paid for both of these movies, yet I don’t have access to Twelve, and Thirteen is incorrectly labeled. I expect these issues from a joke mom-n-pop company’s app, not from Google.
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11 months ago, IzzyBee123
It’s okay
I do like this app for buying movies, but my only problem is when you “download for offline viewing” it doesn’t actually work. It’ll still ask you to be connected to the internet. I’ve gone camping or stayed in a hotel and tried to watch movies I’ve downloaded on the app on my iPad and they simply don’t work.
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4 weeks ago, Tarnmaster
Please add sleep timer function on mobile remote
Have to go settings and search for timer every time. Please add quick timer setup from the Google TV app especially for TCL. Thanks
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9 months ago, Violagirl1996
Awful app. Remote doesn’t work after connecting to tv.
I can never open the app, connect to the tv, and get access to the remote. I have to open the Apple Remote app in order to get access to the google tv remote in app. It makes no sense. And if I leave the google tv app without closing the application, the remote disappears even though my tv is still connected. Instead, there will be a blank pop up that says “no content”. Worthless app.
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2 months ago, PH3RO
Needs a mouse/touchpad feature
The app is perfect except for the lack of a mouse/touchpad feature. It already has a virtual keyboard feature which is great. All it needs is a mouse/touchpad feature to control a cursor on the Google tv and make it easier to use a web browser. If they added that I would give 5 stars
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1 month ago, academyspatula
It works …sometimes
When I connect to my Google tv, the app doesn’t always show the remote icon right away. But when it works, it works! One thing I would REALLY love is a quick access button to my inputs/app shortcuts. I can’t believe they left that option out of this app. It would be super helpful.
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10 months ago, MIXXMASTA
Y did you remove the option to watch in full screen when people have expensive phones that can show this resolution etc
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4 weeks ago, DustyWave
Where is the rest of my refund for all my movies?
I haven’t heard from you guys since you refunded me for a few of the many movies I can’t download. When will I get the rest? I just tried to download one again to see if your update did anything out of curiosity and still can’t download! Terrible app! Terrible customer service! Bad business all around! It hasn’t worked for a very long time! I want my refund ASAP!
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10 months ago, Chris.7620
Remote option
The remote feature that connects to your phone is glitching or something but it just disappears randomly and sometimes won’t load please bring back the freaking remote button option that opens the remote on your phone :(
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4 months ago, MadDad_InCincinnati
Can’t Access Purchased Content
Some episodes of shows I’ve purchased are not available in this app, but are available in the web browser. The annoying thing is that I have to watch the matting episodes on my Mac because the universal links automatically open the app. I don’t know why Google tv and Google play are not in sync, but it is super annoying.
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11 months ago, pearlthewolf123456789
New app platform is very disappointing
Ever since google play was “upgraded” to the google home platform there has been one glitch after another. Either a movie purchased with google play lingers in purgatory forever or it no longer casts. I have been using google chrome sticks on several televisions in my home for over 10 years and referred many to them, at this juncture wish I hadn’t.
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2 months ago, Dennis_KG
No More Copy and Paste feature
Used to Love this app but the recent updates seems to have gotten rid of the ‘Copy and Paste’ Feature from Phone to the Tv. Unless there’s a setting im missing from the app to turn this feature on, I have to now type out all the long text from the phone on tv. Why even get rid of such a critical feature?? Simply annoying!!! Smh
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4 months ago, BigBoysInc
Remote Keeps Disappearing
I own two TCL televisions equipped with Google TV in my living space. Although I anticipated that this application would address my remote control concerns, regrettably, its usage has resulted in increased frustration. The virtual remotes frequently vanish during use, rendering me unable to control either television. A cursory online investigation reveals that this is a recognized and persistent issue that remains unresolved by the developers.
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11 months ago, Arrietty Arieta
Unable to view show I purchased
I purchased an entire season of a show when the season started, but the past 4 weeks of episodes still only show up on my account on the actual site, not the app. I’ve tried uninstalling and reinstalling and NOTHING, and it won’t let me actually stream from the site it redirects me to the app. What a waste of money
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1 year ago, AChiz86216
I purchased an entire season of a TV show and I can’t watch it due to an error stating that I should restart the app to fix the issue. No. Nothing is fixed l after following these directions and I’m going on Week Two with no resolution. Debating if I should dispute the charge for services purchased but not rendered. Steer clear.
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4 weeks ago, CGCleckler
Sorry excuse of an app
Tired of not being able to use the app offline when I have movies downloaded. Content only plays at 1080p. Can’t stream 4k, app doesn’t move to external screen properly to play local full screen 4k, every time I attempt to use this app I have to find an alternative to enjoy paid content at the quality supported.
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5 months ago, Sis and Bub
Google Remote
I use to love this app, cause my remote worked on here for my tv. But the last few months it would be hit or miss actually getting it to connect. Now we can’t ever get it to connect. I’d love if that got fixed so I could go back to 5 star loving it
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4 months ago, lanan1990
The app crashes constantly. I only downloaded this app to get some episodes of my favorite show to download. The episodes wont download. I contacted technical support who have provided some of the worst assistance I have witnessed in quite a while. Im going to purchase the episodes elsewhere and delete this useless app.
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5 months ago, eogisjwoenfnskwo
Doesn’t work
Got it for the remote function after misplacing my remote. Except the function only works half the time. Even when connected to the tv, remote won’t show up. Have to repeatedly close out the app, disconnect and reconnect repeatedly. The remote will show up for 1/2 a second then disappear and you have to start over
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2 weeks ago, writerlane
Everytime I go back to the screen which is set at the remote, it errors out and shows me a blank page with text about going to my library. If I set it to remote, the remote should always come up. This app is garbage.
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6 months ago, Lynkelly9100
Google Play
Please bring back google play. The interface is so busy now, I don’t want to see suggestions or buy other stuff I want a clear screen with everything I have already purchased. Also, why is there no continue watching? Every single time I have to remember what I’m up to and stroll down to play.
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8 months ago, The biggest choice
All my favorites
So many great different shows to watch!Makes me want to watch tv all day!
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9 months ago,
The only reason I have this downloaded is so I have an extra remote on hand when the kiddos loose the physical one. Before this new update it worked great but now it takes minutes before it even gives the option for the remote. It’s been nothing but a pain since it updated.
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9 months ago, HowieH914
Remote App Functionality is Glitchy
I really only used the app for the remote control feature but much like other reviewers the remote button disappears often. So I have to close the app out several times for it to reappear. It’s really frustrating especially since the old remote app worked.
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1 week ago, Tommydanielthompson
Shows won't play and Google support offered no help
I have two entire seasons of a show that won't play. One is a new season of a show that won't play. Google Support did no troubleshooting, and refused to refund me for the purchased seasons. Do not purchase shows or movies from this app. They will not help if something doesn't work.
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9 months ago, Apocalypse1988
Doesn't work well with chromecast
I got the app because my chromecast remote died. It takes forever to bring up the remote option and as soon as I minimize the app, the remote goes away. Then it's sporadic about reconnection. It'll take 5+ tries of closing and opening the app to bring back the remote. It's extremely frustrating.
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11 months ago, 897609876
I have utilized Google TV for years and have paid for many movies so I can watch them when I want and download them for travel. For the past year all I have had is problems with downloading and watching my paid movies. I continue to get a weird error that I have tried to research with no success. SO FRUSTRATED
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2 months ago, ketoincalifornia
Issues watching downloads
I have all of my digital library on google. I downloaded movies for my kids to watch on car rides. The app then won’t play the downloaded movies without an internet connection. Why is the app asking for an internet connection to watch downloaded movies?
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7 months ago, OG Booty smasher
App is absolute garbage.
The only purpose I use this for is as a remote control, but it's a hassle to get the remote control feature to appear, and then it disappears if you're ignore the app while simply watching your show. If I could vote 0 stars I would. It shouldn't be such a hassle to use the remote control option.
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12 months ago, urdumass
Not happy
Go to use the control since the update and now it does not acknowledge the TV.
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2 months ago, Whiskeyjack is back
Hangs and slow
I bought a sony tv which came with google tv. It is good when it works, but often it will slow down and be sluggish to respond. Sometimes it will just hang. When it hangs remote switch off doesn’t work. Only option is to pull the plug and restart the tv.
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7 months ago, GalaxyAlpha16
Refuses to play anything
I’m tired of this app not allowing me to watch anything I paid for,downloaded or not. It keeps giving me an error every time I try to watch anything. It used to work fine until today. Tried restarting my iPad and nothing. This is so frustrating. Fix your app
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11 months ago, TiredOfMorons
No home button?
Am I blind? As I’m digging through the suggestions I don’t see a home button or option that I can use to jump back to the main screen.
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7 months ago, chris11125
The remote part of this app which I find to be the only useful thing on here barely works. It’ll connect to the chrome cast but remote won’t pop up. Incredibly annoying and would avoid using app due to that alone
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1 year ago, alex wo
Alexa needs to recognize “start ambient mode”
Please update Alexa to recognize “start ambient mode”. Whenever I tell this command Alexa tells me to go to the settings to set it up. I already have it set up with my google photos, so Alexa should just start playing my photo slideshow.
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1 year ago, dontWasteYourTime32
What a joke
Chromecast doesn’t work on this app but works fine on other google apps. Reading reviewed I’m scared to buy anything through the app, but worked fine to purchase on desktop. Google and Apple don’t want to cooperate for the sake of the consumer.
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12 months ago, rufocused
No customer service if something messes up!
I ordered a movie, they took my money but never did get access to the movie. I have emailed but no response. Customer service takes you to “help” articles instead of an actual person that can do something.
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