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Google is bringing TV listings to search results

Engadget Engadget 21/04/2016 Matt Brian
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In its quest to bring more valuable information to search, Google will soon add live TV listings to results, allowing you to find out exactly when and what channel your favourite film or TV show is on next. The new module won't just include cable or over-the-air availability, the search giant will also display which apps and websites also host the content you're looking for, whether it's on Google Play, YouTube, iTunes or another streaming service.

Google is staying quiet on when we can expect the new feature to roll out -- noting that it's "coming soon" -- but when it does, you'll be able to select your TV service provider to personalize your results. It will display cards describing what the movie or TV show is about, who stars in it and other relevant information, which might save you from clicking through to sites like IMDb or Rotten Tomatoes.

Although the company has included a selection of streaming providers, there's no word on whether subscription services like Netflix or Amazon Video will be included. We've contacted Google for more information on its partners and enquired as to whether it'll be available internationally.

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