How to watch a Google Play movie on Apple TV using the YouTube Apple TV App.

There is no Google Play App for the original Apple TV, but you can still watch Google Play movies using Youtube. When you do a search in Youtube, any movies that you have purchased in Google Play appear in the Youtube search results.  So even though Apple TV does not have a Google Play App,  you can still purchase or rent a movie from Google and watch it on your Apple TV.  Google suggest a way to do it by streaming the movie from your phone, but a far better way is to watch the movie directly in Apple TV via  the YouTube app. Here’s how.

1.  Purchase or rent a Movie from the Google Play Store.

(The Google Play Store has Rotten Tomato Ratings as well as extra payment options such as ‘Use Telstra Pay’.)

2. On your Apple TV open the ‘YouTube’ App.

Go to the Youtube app to find movies you have purchased in the Google Play Store.

3. Go to the ‘search’ tab and type in the name of the movie you have purchased.

The movie you will appear in the search results. Click on the movie. If it’s a purchased movie you can watch it. If it’s a rented movie you’ll get the usual warning about the rental time, and you will need to click yes to confirm to start the rental.

Here is an episode of ‘House’ that I purchased from Google Play – it appears in the Youtube search results on Apple TV.




3 responses to “How to watch a Google Play movie on Apple TV using the YouTube Apple TV App.”

  1. Malcolm

    Brilliant. Thanks

  2. Jacob Ã…kesson

    Hello, I used to be able to watch movies I bought on google play on my apple tv, never had any problems. Until just now, when I try to start a movie I bought on the youtube app there’s just dots spinning in a circle and nothing happens. It’s next to impossible to get any help directly from youtube, so I’m grasping at straws here, what’s going on? am I the only one? how can I solve this, it’s really annoying. Please, if you can help, if anyone can help, I thank you.

  3. Fofer

    You can also go to the sidebar folder icon to peruse your library, and choose the “Purchases” section. All of your Google Play Video purchases show up there too.

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