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The rebranded Google TV app finally arrives on iOS

When Google launched the rebranded Google TV app on Android back in 2020, it wasn't accompanied by an iOS release. iOS users were stuck with the old Play Movies & TV app. But that finally changes today as the company is bringing the new Google TV app to iOS. In a blog post today, Google announced...

Google TV finally rolls out multi-user profile support

Google TV, the new interface that runs on top of Android TV, is finally getting support for multi-user profiles. The feature was first announced last year and was supposed to roll out to everyone by 2021. However, Google later told us that it was delayed and would arrive in the "coming months." While the company...

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

The Google TV app was revamped earlier this year with Material You tweaks and a new 'Highlights' tab. This new tab essentially showcases YouTube videos, news, reviews, and other articles related to the movies and TV shows you're interested in. The revamped 'Highlights' feed is now rolling out widely with the latest Google TV update,...

Android TV’s “expanded” picture-in-picture mode is here with Android 13 Beta 2

During the excitement of a new Android 13 beta release, it's quite easy to forget that phones (and tablets) aren't the only things getting upgraded. While the initial Android 13 beta for Android TV was a bit underwhelming, the latest version includes something that users have been wanting for quite a while -- a revamped...

You’ll soon be able to cast content from different services directly in Google TV

Soon, the Google TV app on your phone will be able to cast content directly to your Android TV without the need for third-party apps. This should be a major step in streamlining the viewing experience at home, since you can easily find the content you want to watch in one place and then start...

Google TV’s redesigned “Ambient Mode” screensaver with personalized cards starts rolling out

Last year, Google announced new glanceable cards for Google TV’s ambient mode that display even more content and useful info when your TV is ideal. The new cards were scheduled to roll out to everyone in December last year. But for some reason, they never saw a wider rollout, with only a handful of users...

The first beta of Android 13 for Google TV and Android TV is here

Thanks to developer previews and beta releases, we already know quite a lot about Android 13. However, most of the changes we have documented so far have been about smartphones and tablets. Info about what the next version of Andriod brings for TVs and streaming devices has remained few and far between. But that changes...

Chromecast with Google TV is still a great Chromecast dongle that does what it says on the box

The Chromecast with Google TV has remained the best Chromecast dongle on the market, offering 4K HDR streaming support, a voice remote with a dedicated Google Assistant button, new personalized recommendations, and the ability to control connected smart home devices. It has an updated design over its predecessor and packs a quad-core Amlogic S905D3G chip,...

Google Play Store will soon get rid of the Play Movies & TV tab

In addition to being home to millions of Android apps, the Google Play Store is also a place where you can buy movies, ebooks, and audiobooks. But it seems you won't be able to purchase or rent movies from the Play Store in the future. In an announcement on Tuesday, Google revealed that the Play Movies...

Google TV mobile app updated with Material You tweaks and new ‘Highlights’ tab

The Google Home app used just to be the setup and remote control tool for Chromecast players, which included a tab for discovering new shows and movies that were playable on a Chromecast. When that app slowly morphed into Google Home, the page of content recommendations eventually went away, but now Google is bringing it...

Google Home for iOS gets Android TV remote with latest update

Google rolled out a new virtual remote feature to the Google TV app back in September last year. The feature made its way over to the Google Home app for Android in November, giving users who don't use the Google TV app access to a virtual remote for their Android TV and Google TV devices....

Google TV might receive new fitness, smart home, and video chat features in 2022

Google TV was first introduced in October 2020 as a new smart TV software interface from Google. Even though it's still Android TV under the surface, Google TV more closely follows the content-first approach of Amazon Fire TV and other platforms, sometimes to a fault. Now we have a better idea of what might be...