Google entertainment is taking the world by a storm, their app has been specially designed to help you find the best and most current content—which is great—because it unites all streaming platforms in an unexpected simple solution. No more looking from one series to the next.
Google TV is the solution you’ve been looking for, and you can start using it today with the new Chromecast with Google TV. Get it today and start streaming the way you were supposed to; across platforms and with a trusted search engine that delivers the best content for your specific needs.
The experience you’ve been waiting for
I’ve been playing around with the new Google TV and I never thought it would be so easy to organize my apps and subscriptions across platforms. It’s fascinating how user friendly the system is—you can search by titles or genres—and adapt my needs to endless possibilities. It was strange to see how Google organizes and categorizes media into topics and genres, it was easy to find my new favorite series and even reality shows about car mechanics. However, I was most surprised by the trending shows—and later found out it was built upon Google Search trends, that way I know they are current.
The search feature makes everything easier. It’s as simple as asking for “latest thrillers” or “I want to see a romantic comedy,” and Google TV displays a list of results from all my streaming apps—and I’m using all of them: Disney+, france.tv, HBO Max, Netflix, Peacock¹, Rakuten Viki and YouTube, among others.
Google TV For You and Search Results
Google TV helps you search and discover movies and shows from across your subscriptions.
It’s a waste of time to keep track of all of my series and show across platforms, it gets to a point that I have to schedule shows on my calendar. However, the new Google TV has a Watchlist feature that helps me have everything in one place and bookmark if I find something interesting for later. But, I didn’t expect to be in the Watchlist directly in Google Search on my phone and laptop, and to see my list waiting when I got home.
Save movies, shows and Live TV to your Watchlist for later.
The need for Live TV
Something, the hassle of switching back and forth between my screaming series and live content, make me feel is not worth it. But now, with Google TV, I get recommendations from both sources—this way I will never miss a big game, or be informed with the breaking news. A Live tab displays give you access to what’s airing on Live TV.
Access the YouTube TV channel guide directly in the Live tab.
It seems that Live TV is currently only available in the U.S., and it includes a variety of channels (85 so far), DVR with unlimited storage space and other stuff I need to find out. However, integration with more live TV providers is coming soon.
More Google features
The Google entertainment solution it’s a complete bundle with Google TV. I found out that, as well as finding the best series, one can search for weather, sport scores and more—the results seem to come directly from Google’s search engine. And even manage your smart home by holding the Google Assistant on the remote control and ask “Show me the front door” to see the security camera feed.
I found the ambient mode very useful, connecting Google Photos to use my large screen as a frame for my favorite images. Google TV also worked directly with my favorite apps for Android TV OS. In a few seconds I had access to my favorite games and music.
Google TV included on the latest Chromecast
The all-new Chromecast with Google TV comes with a remote and plugs right into your TV’s HDMI port, so you can watch your favorite content in up to 4K HDR. Starting today in the U.S., Chromecast with Google TV is available for $49.99 in three colors: Snow, Sunrise and Sky. We will be bringing Chromecast with Google TV to more countries by the end of the year.
Starting in 2021, Google TV will also be available on televisions from Sony and other Android TV OS partners.
For a complete Google entertainment solution there had to be an app—which was already launched as the new Google TV app—and is an update for the Google Play Movies & TV app.
Don’t take my word for it and try it for yourself as a new feature of the trustworthy Chromecast.