After almost two long years, Google finally brought the iOS version of its Google TV to the App Store. The Android version of the same app was made available in 2020.
Google TV is a rebranded version of the Play Movies & TV app, which lets users subscribe to their favorite content from various streaming apps in one place. Google has been pushing users toward Google TV and already removed old references elsewhere.
Google TV iOS App
May Google that the Play Movies & TV app was old, so the company retouched it with some modern design and relaunched it with a new name called Google TV in 2020. Though the service is the same, Google wanted to emphasize its existence in the streaming industry in some form.
In this pursuit, Google is pushing users toward its new app – Google TV – ever since it was launched. The company even removed the Movies & TV tab in its Play Store last week and asked users to seek Google TV for the same.
And now, it announced the iOS version of its rebranded Google TV – after almost two years after launching the Android counterpart. It’s available in the App Store, and the users who are using the old Play Movies & TV app will have the app transformed into Google TV automatically, said Hanwook Kim, Product Manager of Google TV.
The new app for iOS consists of three sections – Highlights, For you, and Your stuff. While the Highlights tab shows a “personalized daily feed of news, reviews, and more about the entertainment you love,” the For You tab shows tailored recommendations for you, and the Your Stuff section has your subscribed content.
Though Google TV supported a few streaming apps initially, it has now extended to add HBO Max, Amazon Prime Video, Discovery+, Cartoon Network, and live TV providers such as YouTube TV, Philo, and fubo TV to the list.