This means that one will watch a video content selection on Daydream, but the device still supports Netflix, Hulu, Plex and YouTube. Switching from Play Movie & TV to YouTube VR can cause some annoyance because users can't rent or buy directly from the latter app, and there's no special part for users to buy.
Engadget pointed out that closing the app reflects Google's strategic trends. First, it seems to be gradually reducing the entertainment options under the Google Play brand. Google Play Music will also disappear and subscribers will migrate to YouTube Music. Google also shifted its focus from virtual reality to augmented reality, shutting down its Spotlight Stories VR studio and announced the closure of the Jump VR platform in recent months.