Google has just announced a good series of changes coming to the Google TV for Android, not to be confused with the Google TV that is available on TVs and devices such as the Chromecast with Google TV.
On Android, the Google TV app comes to replace the old Google Play Movies, although only in the regions where it is operational. The update adds support for more streaming services, a slight change to the interface, and more recommendations on what to watch.
Google TV recommends movies and series of interest to you from all the streaming services you have set up in the app. With this update, Google TV adds eight additional streaming services, including the homegrown YouTube TV. These are the new additions:
- Cartoon Network
- PBS kids
- YouTube TV
Redesign and more recommendations
In the design section, there is a curious change and that is that the posters of each movie are displayed in widescreen format, while previously they had a square design. In addition, the Rotten Tomatoes score is included below each cover. On the other hand, if you find something in the recommendations that you have already seen, you can mark it as seen from its information page.
The last change is also related to recommendations: with this update, more rows with personalized recommendations will be displayed, after Google claims to have improved its recommendation system to include more specific categories. These changes will start rolling out this week, first in the United States.