Google TV is working on a feature where you can cast multiple streaming services from a single app. The goal is to make it easier for users to check out their favorite content.
The Google TV app On Android has support for some kind of public streaming app where you can then stream content from different streaming services. Google demonstrates in a demo how the option ensures that the cast option is placed on all types of individual content. This also applies to content available only on one streaming service, such as Amazon Prime Video Originals and HBO Max Originals, but also to series such as The Mandalorian and Moon Knight that can only be found on Disney+.
Whether this applies to all streaming services is still unknown. An example is given with peacock, is a US NBC TV broadcast service that we do not receive in the Netherlands. If you want to watch the new Bel-Air series on Peacock, you can search for the series via the Google TV app. You will then see a button appear so you can stream an episode live on your TV. This also starts instantly, without having to open the separate Peacock app. This also means that you can pause and resume an episode or movie within the Google TV app.
Google is increasingly trying to combine things. For example, it will also work on an option for Android phones to recognize different trackers (like the Tile and Apple AirTag), instead of having to use all kinds of different apps for that. Google wants your experience with Google TV to be as simple as possible. It’s a shame that it can’t decide which apps this new tool applies to. In no case will Netflix participate.
Google plans to release new Cast support later in 2022, when it will also announce the apps it will work with.
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