Google has introduced a ?What to watch? feature in India which is meant to help
users find the namesake.
On Google Search, users can now access a recommended list of shows and movies
just by running queries like ?what to watch?, ?good shows to watch? or even
?good movies to watch?. It was initiallyintroduced in other countries like the
U.S. in September last year
[https://www.blog.google/products/search/google-search-what-to-watch/]and is now
available in India as well.
[https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/9250033?co=GENIE.Platform%3DAndroid&hl=en] , the recommendations in the list are based on ?what?s popular or trending in
Google products, what?s mentioned across the web, and what?s new to streaming
services.? The feature even uses past activity if users have enabled their Web &
App Activity on the Google Account in-use. The past activity consists of things
like search and browsing history, TV shows or movies rated on Google and
trailers watched on YouTube.
What to watch as seen on the Google Search Andorid app.The recommended list
consists of shows from various streaming platforms like Netflix, Disney+
Hotstar, SonyLIV, Voot, YouTube and Google Play Movies & TV. At the moment, it
doesn?t include shows or movies from other streaming services like Amazon Prime
Video or Hulu. Maybe these will be added as providers in the future, including
other Indian streaming services like ZEE5.
Aside from selecting the streaming services, users can also select if they just
want shows, movies or both and even get recommendations for a particular genre
using tags just below ?What To Watch? that also has tags like Jon Favreau, Hans
Zimmer, Academy Award and Cartoon Network.
The feature can be used on the desktop and the Google Search mobile app as well.
But on the mobile app, users can even save movies and shows they want to watch
using ?Watchlist?. This can be helpful in keeping track of what shows and movies
you have to watch and have watched. In times of social distancing, it is easy to
run out of things to binge on so this feature will certainly help.