Google TV app for Android adds support for new streaming services

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The Google TV app for Android is experiencing some changes thanks to a new update. Among the major inclusions are support for additional streaming services, discovery features, and more.

The Google TV app will now support Philo, FuboTV and other live TV streaming apps. The update also brings a bunch of news and entertainment services to the app.

The app’s discovery features have been updated to offer better recommendations (via The edge). It’s also possible to mark a movie or TV series as “seen” when it appears in the recommendations. This is designed to improve the quality of future recommendations.

Some of the discovery features seem to have been inspired by the tools of the Chromecast with Google TV. In addition to the features mentioned above, the app will start showing Rotten Tomatoes scores for each title. Meanwhile, title posters are also getting minor improvements.

Live streaming platforms like FuboTV and Philo are now supported

Google TV for Android sees the inclusion of new streaming services such as Cartoon Network, PBS Kids, Discovery Plus, Boomerang and Viki.

Users can now search for on-demand content on YouTube TV, while other live TV services such as FuboTV and Philo are also supported. The Manage Services menu in Account Settings allows users to control streaming apps.

Google TV users were expecting good news in June this year when Google Stadia support was officially announced. This allowed Stadia subscribers to access their games on a Google TV device.

Google has made several changes to the Chromecast since its original release. Perhaps one of the biggest changes came with the fourth generation version, known as Chromecast with Google TV last year. This device brought a whole new interface that was not there on the Chromecast.

Chromecast with Google TV also comes with a dedicated remote for easy navigation. The main goal was to improve navigation while making it a home for all your streaming content. Although the new platform didn’t support many streaming services when it launched last year, it now offers almost every major service imaginable.

The platform has not been without its challenges, however. We recently learned that Google TV will start serving ads automatically directly to users’ home screens.

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