Google TV for Android adds YouTube TV, new design and other changes

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Google has just announced a good series of changes coming to the Google TV app for Android, not to be confused with the Google TV that is available on televisions and devices like the Chromecast with Google TV.

On Android, the Google TV application comes to replace the old Google Play Movies, although only in the regions where it is operational. The update adds support for more streaming services, a slight interface change, and more recommendations on what to see.

More streaming services


Google TV recommends movies and series of your interest from all the streaming services that you have configured in the application. With this update, Google TV adds eight additional streaming services, including the house’s own YouTube TV. These are the new additions:

  • Discovery +

  • Viki

  • cartoon Network

  • PBS kids

  • Boomerang

  • Philo

  • FuboTV

  • YouTube TV

Redesign and more recommendations


In the design section, there is a curious change and that is that the posters of each film are shown in panoramic format, whereas previously they had a square design. In addition, the Rotten Tomatoes score is included under each cover. On the other hand, if you find something in the recommendations that you have already seen, you can mark it as seen from its information page.

The latest change is also related to recommendations: with this update they will be shown more rows with personalized recommendations, after Google claims to have improved its recommendation system to include more specific categories. These changes will begin to roll out this week, first in the United States.

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