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Google TV Brings 50+ Streaming Services and Apps [List]

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Google TV is the Mountain View giant Google’s smart TV operating system, which Google co-developed with Intel. The most handy and useful thing about this Google TV platform is it can show us content from various platforms, including Disney+ and Youtube. However, these aren’t the only streaming platforms of applications Google TV supports; instead, it supports more than 50 platforms. Let’s know about them. 

Google TV Supported streaming apps and services (USA)

  • ABC
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • AMC
  • Apple TV+
  • A&E
  • BET+
  • Brown Sugar
  • Comedy Central
  • Crackle
  • Crunchyroll/Funimation
  • Discovery+
  • Disney NOW
  • Disney+
  • Epix Now
  • FlixLatino
  • Fox Now
  • Freevee
  • FuboTV
  • Globoplay
  • Google TV
  • New: HayStack News
  • HBO Go
  • HBO Max
  • History
  • Hulu
  • iQIYI
  • Kocowa
  • Lifetime
  • MGM+
  • MTV
  • NBC
  • Pantaya
  • Paramount+ (formerly CBS All Access)
  • Peacock
  • Philo
  • Plex
  • Pluto TV
  • Red Bull TV
  • Showtime
  • Sling TV
  • Starz
  • TBS
  • The CW
  • TNT
  • Tubi TV
  • Viki/Rakuten
  • VH1
  • YouTube
  • YouTube TV
  • Zee5

Nota bene, this list can be updated by Google with time passing. 

Why is Netflix not on the list?

Now you may be wondering why such a popular streaming platform, Netflix, is not included on this list. The answer isn’t that clear, but it seems that Google TV’s relations aren’t that nice with Netflix. However, some of Netflix’s content can be accessed using Google TV’s directory lookup feature, but unfortunately, Netflix blocks its original content from being used in this watchlist feature. 

However, things weren’t like this from the start because Netflix was available on Google TV previously, but then the streaming platform broke its support from Google TV in the fall of the year 2020. Not only that, but Netflix also ripped off the support for account linking. Hence, Google TV won’t show us any recommendations for Netflix content. Besides, we do get to see Netflix’s advertisements on the Google TV platform. 

Where are Google Play Movies and Google Play Store?

Besides Netflix, there is a little confusion with Google’s famous Google Play Movies app; why it isn’t on the list? If you are also wondering, so, let us tell you Google has replaced it with Google TV as Google TV, and these aforementioned apps have a similar function of showing content from various platforms. As this app wasn’t used widely in the past, Google TV now has a better chance to support this function.

The Google Play Store is not visible as an application in Google TV; to use it, you should ask Google Assistant to “open the Play Store.”

Google TV’s Live tab supported apps

  • YouTube TV
  • Sling TV
  • Philo
  • Pluto TV
  • Plex
  • HayStack News
  • Tubi
  • Free Google TV channels

These aforementioned applications can be accessed with the “Live” tab option of Google TV. It includes a large variety of free content as well as paid service content such as YouTube TV and Sling TV. 

Regional apps that support Google TV

Let us tell you the above-mentioned list contains apps and services supported in the United States, but the Google TV service works in other regions as well; hence, we are providing a region-wise list here. It may not be completed, but we are still working on it. 

  • United Kingdom- BBC, BT Sport, DAZN, ITV Hub, My5, Hayu.
  • Australia- 7Plus, 9Now, ABC iView, Foxtel Go, Stan.
  • France- Molotov.tv, France.tv, myCanal, Salto.
  • Germany- Joyn, Zattoo.
  • Japan- ABMEA, dTV,U-NEXT.
  • Brazil- Globoplay.
  • Italy- RaiPlay.
  • New Zealand- TVNZ.
  • Sweden, Denmark, etc.- Viaplay, SVT Play, YouSee TV & Film.

Aastha is a Author of Samlover.com. With a degree in Engineering with IT, Aastha is deeply immersed in the realm of technology. Specializing in Android and Hardware. She is Passionate about technology at the service of digital entertainment that can be used through any platform. Music, movies and video games have always taken up a good part of his free time, but he doesn't give up outdoor activities, from simple walks to cycling and skiing. He has been producing editorial content for SamLover since 2022 and has run a computer and telephony store for 3 decades.

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Samsung News Gets a Big Update for the USA

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Samsung News is a reliable news application among Galaxy device owners that offers cataloged news and personalized feeds. Now the Korean giant is looking forward to upgrading the app.

Samsung New expands facilities for Galaxy owners: News, Sports & More in the USA

Samsung is not gearing up to expand the functionalities within its Samsung News app by offering a new update. The latest update on the app will bring a new feature to include coverage of major forthcoming events, including the 2024 US Presidential Election and new sports programming. This update is available now to everyone in the U.S. and makes following the electoral process even easier, more engaging, and more accessible. 

The Vice President of Product Development for Samsung, Avner Ronen, stated that “Samsung News has become a daily touchpoint for millions of people looking for easy-to-access updates from their favorite local and national news outlets.” More people than ever before are getting their news digitally, with 86% of Americans turning to mobile phones, tablets, or computers. With the 2024 U.S. presidential elections on the horizon, the Korean giant is introducing a dedicated tab within the Samsung News application that will serve as your hub for comprehensive election coverage. 

The latest update for Samsung News will bring a dedicated tab for the 2024 US Presidential Elections. It will offer all the latest news from trusted sources, a calendar of key election dates, candidate profiles, and regularly updated pools. 

Apart from the exciting product update, the brand is also introducing LALIGA, one of the largest soccer leagues in the world, as its newest content partner. Samsung New has also welcomed new partners like Yahoo, Sports, ESPN, CNBC, Good Morning America, and many more to the app over the previous year, ensuring the service meets audiences’ continued esurience for trending, breaking, and local news. 

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Samsung QuickStar’s New Update Allows Users to Hide Mobile Hotspot Icon

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QuickStar is a good lock module that allows users to do customization to the Quick Panel. user can personalize the status bar; for instance, you can check layouts, set off Google Basic Quickpanel, and handle new features of notifications that the module provides. Now,  with the latest update, the application is getting a new ability.

Samsung Users can hide the Hotspot icon from the status bar

Samsung has rolled out a new update for QuickStar with the firmware version number v7.3.06.50. Now,  with the latest update, users can hide the hotspot icon from the status bar. This will be beneficial for the user to not control the traffic of the icon on the status bar, so if you don’t want to display the hotspot icon, you can do that by tuning it off from the QuickStar.

Along with the new ability, users will also get some performance enhancement and stability within the functionality of the application. In simple words, if you are having any issues while using the application, then you should try  the latest update. 

The latest update for Good Lock QuickStar is now live. Users who own the Good Lock compatible Samsung smartphone can now install the latest update via the Galaxy Store. In case the update doesn’t arrive on your device, you can also sideload the latest version of the application via external sources.

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WhatsApp Enhances Video Calls with New Effects and Filters

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WhatsApp is testing some new features for video calls. The company is bringing some new filters and AR effects that will elevate the joy of conversation. Along with this, this feature may also provide more privacy with the ability to add different filters to the video.

According to the information shared by WAbetainfo, WhatsApp has brought new AR effects that will allow users to do more interactive things with video calls and also get an overall visual experience. Along with this, users will also get the ability to change facial filters to make their skin appear more smooth and increase visibility in low-light conditions.

Apart from testing the new filters and AR effects, WhatsApp is also developing the ability to change and edit the background during video calls. With this ability, users can benefit from customizing their surroundings or blurring distractions. The report also mentions that the call background feature will also be available on the desktop in the future.

According to the screenshot shared, all their features, including filters, backgrounds, and effects, will be available to use on the bottom side of the video call screen. As we already said, these features are under development, so they will be available for those users who have enrolled in the beta program and have the latest version, 2.24.13.14. Meanwhile, if we talk about the available features for every user, as of now, there is no concrete information available about them. 

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