Mizuu is Back on Google Play after Being Pulled by Google Due to Small Misunderstanding


You may now enjoy using your favorite app Mizuu again without any worries, on your Android phone or Tablet. 

Earlier this week the media management app Mizuu was removed (again) without warning. Google sent a cryptic email quoting the “violation of the intellectual property and impersonation or deceptive behavior provisions of the Content Policy,” but this time the developer has all the details. Turns out Google just wanted to make sure the app was properly licensed to display movie data.

The developer has republished the app and it is now online again, after Google proving that he was authorized to use the data from www.themoviedb.org. According to Michell Bak, the developer, it seems like the issue wasn’t related to the app icon nor the screenshots.

On his account on Google +, this is what he posted this evening:

“As noted in your previous response, your application is pulling content from themoviedb.org.

It appears that in order for your app to pull content from themoviedb.org you would need to hold a commercial license.

TMDb: https://www.themoviedb.org/documentation/api/terms-of-use

Please provide a commercial license or documentation from TMDB that allows you to publish their content.”

Michell Bak could post more concerning Mizuu on his website once Google issues the final decision.

Mizuu is now available for download on Google play. It is a free application and here is some of its features:

  • Indexing of movie and TV show files on your device or on Samba (CIFS / SMB) and UPnP / DLNA compatible devices
  • View actor details for movies, including biography, filmography and photos
  • Many options to customize and personalize the application
  • Enjoy popular video content from YouTube, Reddit as well as the latest TED Talks
  • Browse details and watch trailers for upcoming and popular movies with online search
  • Different widgets for displaying your collections on the home screen
  • Synchronizes indexed content with your Trakt.tv account and checks in when you start watching (it is NOT a Trakt client, so it won’t show your Trakt libraries)

App requirements:

Mizuu requires Android 4.0.3 or later to work. It takes ups 5.6MB only space on your device. Viewing its content interenet connection might be needed.



User reviews: Although there has been quite a bit of talk about Mizuu on Google+ and Reddit since its removal, its users have been giving positive comments about it.




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