In today’s golden age of television, there are seemingly limitless options for you to enjoy at home—that binge-worthy show, the big game or the latest blockbuster movie. But with more choices than ever, it can take a long time just to find something to watch. That’s why we made Google TV—a new entertainment experience designed to help you easily browse and discover what to watch—available first on the new Chromecast with Google TV.
An experience that’s tailored for you
The new Google TV experience brings together movies, shows and more from across your apps and organizes them just for you.¹ To build this, we studied the different ways people discover media—from searching for a specific title to browsing by genre—and created an experience that helps you find what to watch. We also made improvements to Google’s Knowledge Graph, which is part of how we better understand and organize your media into topics and genres, from movies about space travel to reality shows about cooking. You’ll also see titles that are trending on Google Search, so you can always find something timely and relevant.
Searching is as easy as asking Google. Whether you're looking for comedies or documentaries about dolphins, just ask Google to see results from across your favourite apps.
With so much content to choose from, you might need help keeping track of what to watch. Google TV’s Watchlist gives you one easy place to bookmark movies and shows you want to save for later. You can even add to your Watchlist from Google Search on your phone or laptop, and it will be waiting on your TV when you get home.
A little help from Google
With Google TV, the biggest screen in your home is now more helpful. Ask Google about the weather, sports scores and more, and get answers right on your TV. You can even view and control your compatible connected home devices with just your voice. Simply press and hold the Google Assistant remote button and say "Show me the front door" to see your security camera feed.
When you aren’t watching TV, ambient mode lets you connect to Google Photos so you can showcase images of your favourite people and places on your home’s biggest screen. Google TV is also compatible with over 6,500 apps globally, built for Android TV OS so you can access your favourites across gaming, fitness, education, music like CBC Gem, Crave, Sportsnet, ICI Tou.TV, YouTube and more. Support for Stadia is coming in the first half of 2021.
Available on the new Chromecast with Google TV
The all-new Chromecast with Google TV comes with a remote and plugs right into your TV’s HDMI port, so you can watch your favourite content in 4K HDR.2 Chromecast with Google TV is available now for pre-order in Canada on the Google Store for $69.99 in three colours: Snow, Sunrise and Sky. Chromecast with Google TV will be available to customers on October 15 through the Google Store, Best Buy, Bed Bath & Beyond, Costco, Home Depot (online only), Lowes, Rogers, Staples, Tbooth, The Source, Walmart and WIRELESSWAVE.
Starting in 2021, Google TV will also be available on televisions from other Android TV OS partners.3
¹Subscription(s) may be required to access certain content. Some apps, features and/or content may not be available in all countries. Subject to availability.
2 Chromecast with Google TV requires a TV with an HDMI port, a Wi-Fi network, a Google Account, a nearby electrical outlet and a compatible mobile device. Minimum OS requirements are available at g.co/cast/req. To view content in 4K, a 4K-capable TV and reliable broadband internet connection are also required.
3 Some features and availability may vary by OEM and/or device manufacturer.