Google Play Movies & TV Update Brings Bottom Navigation

A new update to the Google Movies & TV app for Android is rolling out that brings some UI changes as well as improved integration with Rotten Tomatoes ratings on movies.  The new build is version 4.2 for those keeping score at home and should be rolling out to everyone over the course of the next few days.

The most noticeable change to the Movies & TV app after this update is the new bottom navigation in the app.  This falls in line with other Google apps and is the overall trend they have going on for Android.  That navigation has also been slimmed down with tabs for Home, Library and Watchlist only.

Interestingly, the Shop link that was in the Google Movies & TV app menu is now gone.  Shopping for movies is now done through the Home page with full access to all content provide in the Google Play Store app under Movies & TV.

Google Play Movies & TV

Google Play Movies & TV


Finally, there is better integration with Rotten Tomatoes in the app.  Now, next to select movies, you will see the rating company’s logo along with that movie’s score.  Not all movies have it enabled just yet but the score ranking is much easier to see and find on a particular movie you are browsing.

Look for the update to come to your phone over the course of the next few days.  It also appears that Google is running a $1.99 movie rental in conjunction with this update so you may see that available to you when you log into the app after updating.  It appears that promotion is US only however and some users are reporting not seeing it.

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