Google TV app debuts on iOS and expands to over 100 countries

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More than a year after its launch in 2020, the Google TV app is now available for download on iOS. If the company’s old Google Play Movies & TV software is already installed on your phone, this app will replace it.

Google announced that the TV app is now available in over 100 countries. Still, it took the company almost a year after launching in the United States to gain a foothold in other countries, including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, India. Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Spain, Switzerland and the UK.

The Google TV app aggregates and recommends content for various streaming platforms that users pay for in a single package. Google TV is for content from movies and TV shows.

Although the Google TV app has a huge catalog on its platform, including content from Disney Plus, Hulu, HBO Max, YouTube Plus, and other major streaming platforms, content from Netflix (which seems having dominated the streaming space) is not yet available on Google TV.

A screenshot of the Google TV app for the web

The streaming giant had pulled out of the deal, which would have gone against its goal of owning as much diverse content as possible to retain its streamers. Netflix, like Google TV, also handles licensing deals with other companies, including ABC and Disney.

As streaming has increased, tech giants have bet big, launching their streaming platforms to make more money from their users and keep them glued to their products. Apple launched AppleTV a few years ago, and at the height of the pandemic, Disney launched Disney+ to compete with HBO Max.

But, even though streaming is enjoying great success, as the space has become more crowded, the market has become increasingly difficult to predict.

Netflix shares fell drastically in the first quarter and CNN had to bend its CNNMorea streaming platform for its content, just weeks after its launch.

Google TV app debuts on iOS and expands to more than 100 countries, 9TOGoogle reports. Image source: 9TO5Google

Google previously gave the Google TV app a facelift last month, a new design that now includes a Highlights section on the app.

The Google TV app is now available in the countries listed below:

North America

Europe

  • Albania, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Netherlands, Macedonia North, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom

Asia Pacific

  • Australia, Cambodia, Fiji, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Kazakhstan, Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Thailand, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam

Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Trinidad and Tobago , Uruguay, Venezuela

Africa, Middle East and India

  • Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Egypt, India, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, UAE, Zimbabwe

Google TV is not yet available in Nigeria. The company said it would announce even more expansion soon.

On the app, it is possible to create watchlists around your favorite actors. And, as you rate movies and shows, the app refines its suggestions. You’ll also find personalized feeds with links to news, reviews, and more. Also, there is a dedicated section for content that you have purchased and rented from Google.


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