Revamped Google TV app with new ‘Highlights’ stream now widely rolling out

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The Google TV app was revamped earlier this year with Material You changes and a new “Highlights” tab. This new tab basically features YouTube videos, news, reviews, and other articles related to the movies and TV shows you are interested in. does not include all changes to the design of Material You.

The redesigned app adds a bunch of new tabs at the bottom to make it easier to find what you need. The “Highlights” tab, as we mentioned earlier, is the place to be if you want additional information or content related to movies and TV shows that interest you. You’ll also see a “Share” button to, well, share this content across all platforms, and a stacked cards button to load “related highlights.” You will also be able to like or dislike the content you see to better tune the stream. It probably works the same way you tune Google’s “Discover” feed to see relevant content.

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New redesigned Google TV app interface

Next to it is the “For you”, which is now the new “Home” tab. Google seems to have removed the top tabs for Movies and Shows from the main page in the old version. They are now part of the For You tab and you can find them by scrolling down. “Shop” is next, and we expect it to become more relevant and useful once the Play Store gets rid of the Play Movies & TV tab. Finally, there’s the “Your Stuff” tab which is a consolidated list to show what’s in your library and watchlist. It might not be the most intuitive way to access the library for some, as it now requires an extra step, but that’s how Google decided to change things up with the new update.

The new version (v4.32.50) of the Google TV app with this new redesign is now rolling out through the Play Store. The update, as we mentioned earlier, doesn’t bring the Material You changes, so it looks like they’ll be reserved for an upcoming update.


Going through: 9to5Google

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