It used to be that getting good streaming TV content meant spending money on a subscription like Netflix or Disney Plus. Now, with ads, more and more streaming movies and TV shows are available for free. Today, Google announced a new update to its Google TV streaming OS, along with an expansion of its Live TV section.
Google’s blog post states:
Starting today, we’re integrating Pluto TV’s existing lineup of channels, as well as access to free channels from Tubi, Plex and Haystack News, right into the Live tab. We’re also launching free built-in channels from Google TV that you can watch without downloading or launching the app. In total, you can now browse over 800 channels and premium programming, including news channels from NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX.
The Live TV tab has categories on the left side for different channel groups, such as Live News, Movies, TV Shows, Crime, etc. If you also subscribe to a live TV service like Google’s own YouTube TV or Sling TV, you can use the Google TV Live tab to watch those channels as well.
The new feature is now available. Google TV with Chromecast Owners, with Google TV-based smart televisions Hisense, TCL, Sony, and others. It will also come to TVs with older Android TV OS later this year.
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