Axios — Google will no longer allow the search engine giant’s YouTube and Google Play video apps to be used to download videos, according to a post on the company’s Google+ page.
Users can sign up to use the Google Play and YouTube apps as normal for the foreseeable future, but if they use the apps in the future, Google is discontinuing support for them.
The search giant says the new policy applies to the following apps:YouTube, Google Play Video, Videos from Google, YouTube Play, Google+ Videos from Google.
Users will still be able to download these apps as usual.
But they will not be able download other Google Play or YouTube apps and will need to download the video apps manually.
The company also said that it is removing Google Play from the list of Google services it will no long support.
The company also says it will continue to enforce its copyright takedown notices on Google and YouTube, which the company says it continues to do.