Google launches renamed Google TV app on iOS


When Google launched the renamed Google TV app on Android in 2020, it didn’t come with an iOS version. iOS users were stuck with the old Play Movies & TV app. But that finally changes today as the company brings the new Google TV app to iOS.

In a blog post today, Google announced the launch of the new Google TV app for iOS. Users will be able to download the app from the App Store starting today. Meanwhile, those who have installed the Play Movies & TV app will be automatically updated to the renamed app.

“From today, you will also be able to download the Google TV app for iOS from the App Store. And if you already have the Play Movies & TV app for iOS, it will be updated to the new Google TV app,” wrote Hanwook Kim, Product Manager, Google TV, in a blog post.

Google TV acts as the central hub for all your streaming needs. You can link all the streaming services you currently subscribe to in the app and get personalized recommendations in one place. It also has a watchlist to let you quickly save an interesting show or movie that you just discovered but can’t watch right now.

Google TV on an iPhone

The iOS app is divided into three tabs: Highlights, For you, and Your stuff. The Highlights offers “a personalized daily feed of news, reviews and other information about the entertainment you love”. Meanwhile, the “For You” tab is where you’ll find personalized recommendations for your next binge-watching session.

Initially, the Google TV app only supported a handful of streaming apps. But this list has grown considerably over time. The app now supports streaming services like HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Discovery+, Cartoon Network, and live TV providers like YouTube TV, Philo, and fubo TV.

iOS users can download the new Google TV app from the App store.

Source: Google Blog


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