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Google connects Netflix to Android TV's universal search

Engadget Engadget 24/06/2016 Richard Lawler
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Nearly two years after we first got our hands on the platform, Android TV is integrating Netflix with its universal search. Just last year we were complaining about the search on NVIDIA's Shield TV because it could only show results from YouTube, Hulu or Google's Play Store, and now that's fixed. Also, it's available on every Android TV device, so you shouldn't have to wait for an update before it starts working.

Given how many people use Netflix, it's a vital source in any smart TV box's universal search feature. Apple TV and Roku can both find programs on Netflix from their built-in search, although Amazon's Fire TV still can't. Now Android TV is on the right side of that list, and with a renewed push for the platform alongside the release of Android N, hopefully more new features are on the way.

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