As we’re spending more time at home, many of us are looking online for inspiration for new shows or films to watch. But with so many great films and TV shows out there, picking the right one can be tough. Starting today, we’re bringing a new experience to Google Search in Australia that we hope will help you spend less time choosing and more time watching.
Now, when you search for things like “good shows to watch” or “what to watch”, you’ll see suggestions of what to rent, buy, or stream from a number of providers. At launch in Australia, we’ll surface recommendations of films and TV shows from Disney+, Foxtel, Google Play, Stan, YouTube and more - and we look forward to adding more streaming providers in the coming months.
Use the “Edit Providers” button to add which TV and movie subscription(s) you already have for personalized recommendations based on your subscription.
What you want to watch will likely change depending on your mood. You might feel like a drama or documentary one night, and the next day find yourself wanting something lighter. Even when you’re hankering for something specific, like “horror movies from the 80s” or “adventure documentaries about climbing,” Search will give you options.
In addition to finding recommendations in Search, with the “Watchlist” feature, saving shows for later has never been easier. After you search “what to watch,” simply tap “Watchlist” in the preview window for any show or film to add it to your list. You can navigate between your recommendations and the “Watchlist” tab so you won’t lose track of what’s already been saved.
This is just the first version of this experience, stay tuned as we add more interest categories and further updates in the coming months.
We hope this helps you plan your next night’s viewing, you might just find a new favourite!