Mizuu has been removed from Google Play
Minutes ago, I received an e-mail from Google Play, notifying me that Mizuu has been removed from the application store. The reason? Violation of Google Play's content policy regarding sexually explicit material.
Mizuu uses www.themoviedb.org
as its movie database, and yes - it does contain a limited number of sexually explicit movies. However, these are all unavailable in Mizuu by default. As a user, you will need to enable adult content in the application settings before you have access to any of it.Mizuu isn't a source of sexually explicit content
, but it will allow you to match your video files against sexually explicit entries in the movie database if - and only if - you have enabled the adult content setting.
Admittedly, the search functionality of the "Online Movies" part of the application will allow you to browse adult content regardless of the adult content setting. This is a mistake of mine, which will be fixed, but at this point there is literally nothing that separates Mizuu from a generic web browser
. You'll be able to find tons more sexually explicit content using a web browser than using Mizuu - you just have to search for it. Why is that allowed if Mizuu isn't?
I plan on re-uploading Mizuu to Google Play in the near future. It'll be available under a new package name, but this sadly means that all existing users will have to purchase it again and that the application loses its 4.7 star rating. Worst of all is that there's absolutely nothing I can do about it.
It's more or less impossible to complain about this to Google Play. I have sent a complaint, but there's usually no communication from Google in cases like this.