Google TV for Android has more streaming and live services
After the Android TV update last week, Google is now focussing on a major update to the Google TV app for your Android TV and other Android devices. This update brings support along with more streaming channels, live TV services and more. Along with the update comes a fresh new user interface (UI), better recommendations and integrations to YouTube TV.
Users will experience a more cinematic look with movie and show posters being shown in the new 16:9 aspect ratio. It will also be much easier to discover good content as there will be a Rotten Tomatoes score under each poster, which can be useful for those nights when you’re just browsing for something to watch on your Android TV.
There has also been a lot of improvement made to the recommendation system. This will help you find content that suits your interests. Listing movies and shows as watched in the ‘For You’ tab on your Android TV or smartphone will aid Google in fine-tuning recommendations. The app will also feature more rows of recommended content that you may find interesting based on your history.
The app is also gaining traction and is adding more streaming services. With the update, you’ll be able to enjoy movies and shows from Discovery+, Cartoon Network, PBS, Viki and Bloomberg. There will also be more on-demand content from live TV services such as YouTube TV, fuboTV and Philo. It is also much easier to add new services straight from your account by tapping on the ‘Manage Service’ menu.
Google hasn’t made any changes to the Watchlist, meaning that all of those previously acquired movies and shows can still be found in your Library tab.
Although the Google TV app is currently only available in the U.S and only supports Android TV and other Android devices. We look forward to seeing what more the app will provide in the future. At the moment, it has a feel that reminds us of Netflix and similar streaming services, with the addition of shows and live TV.
You had “Google TV” with YouTube, you had great content on YouTube, edgy, unfiltered, untouched, good recommendation algorithms, but no, you had to go backwards with lame ass television, censor or make creators censor themselves and screwing around with the algorithms as to not find anything anymore! Google…go f***ck yourself!