TV, the new user interface for Chromecast devices, Google is giving its Google TV companion app for Android a makeover. The updated for Google TV includes an updated user interface, expanded set recommendations, and more TV and movies. The was known as “Google Play Movies & TV” (whew!) but rebranded to just “Google TV” alongside the changes that rolled out to Chromecast in September. Here, users can browse over 700,000 movie and TV episodes from top and find new things to watch, rent, or purchase movies and shows, including new releases.
Now,the app’s look and feel with the new 16:9 widescreen movie and show posters, giving the app a more “cinematic” look. In addition, it’s adding the Rotten Tomatoes scores directly under each sign to help . You can also visit a movie or TV show’s details the app’s recommendations. This will allow Google TV to make further recommendations based on your watch history and could be helpful if you’re not a regular to start tailoring its suggestions to your interests. However, the feature won’t help you keep up with your progress in a show, as the Reelgood or TV Time for, as you can’t mark individual episodes as watched, only the entire series.
The recommendations are another feature improved with the latest release to align with what you’d see with the TV experience. In addition to featuring more rows of personalized suggestions to browse through, the app’s recommendation system will now be based on what you’ve watched in the past, your interests from your Google account, and trending and popular content in your region. Trending recommendations are sourced from what’s popular or trending across, what’s being mentioned across the web, and hand-picked selections from human editors.
For instance, youa new movie and show recommendations as new content is released from subscription services. The app also has. For example, you could see recommendations that suggest “summer blockbusters” or other timely suggestions. expanExpandedcontent lineup by adding new providers like Discovery+, Viki, Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, and Boomerang and on-demand content from live TV services, including YouTube TV, Philo, and FuboTV. These providers were previously unavailable for search and discovery inside the app following the platform update in the fall.
During its I/O Developer conference in May, Google said the Android TV OS had reached an install base of 80 million monthly active devices. Still, it didn’t break down how many consumers and Fire TV rival, Google TV for Chromecast, powered by Android TV OS under the hood. Instead, Google combined that figure with the numerous Android-TV-OS-powered devices on the market, including those offered by other streaming device brand partners and TV service providers — meaning the number had operator-tier and set-top tos different types of market. The company said the new features are available now on the Google TV in the U.S. but couldn’t offer a timeline for other platforms or an international expansion.