Google updates Play Movies & TV with streaming service integration


Google Play Movies & TV has received an update and now integrates the content library of the main streaming services in the United States. This way, users can discover -in both the app and in the Play Store – if their favorite show or movie is available on these platforms.
Google said this new feature has support for “more than two dozen streaming and TV everywhere apps”, including ABC, CBS, FOX Now, NBC, Hulu, HBO NOW, HBO Go, Showtime, Amazon Prime Video and Disney Now, among others. For now, Netflix is not included. In a statement, Google said it will “continue to add more partners over time.”
Once the users have found what they want to watch, the service will redirect to the app that lets them steam it. For example, if users search for “This is Us”, they’ll see that the latest season is for sale on Play Movies & TV, but also that it’s available to stream on the NBC app (with a cable subscription) or on Hulu.
The system also offers recommendations based on the user’s preferences. Additionally, it allows them to create a watchlist, which will include information about content availability and prices.