Android TV’s universal search feature finally works with Netflix

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  • Jul 03, 2016

Android TV’s helpful search feature now digs into the Netflix vault to find what you’re looking for.

Search is usually at the heart of Google-built products, so the inability to apply that to Netflix stood out, especially since similar search capabilities worked with Netflix on Apple TV and Roku devices.

Looking for your next @Netflix binge? It just got easier on #AndroidTV, now with universal search. pic.twitter.com/oh3HzIOoTs

— Android (@Android) June 23, 2016

Google’s screenshots indicate you’ll see a card with details about the show and the ability to launch it inside of the Netflix app. It appears this could be a server-side switch, since there’s no update at this time for the Netflix Android TV app.

The story behind the story: Android TV is Google’s lesser-known effort to win over your television. Google’s hardware went in two different directions: the Chromecast has been a successful seller and spurred a second iteration, while the company recently killed off its Nexus Player. The plan going forward is to focus on third-party hardware like the Nvidia Shield and companies like Sony that are building Android TV into their televisions.

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  1. Gdyby ktoś chciał zapoznać się z ofertą Netflixa w Polsce bez rejestracji zapraszam na http://upflix.pl – nasza wyszukiwarka dostępnych filmów i seriali na tej platformie. Mamy informacje o polskich wersjach językowych w postaci napisów i ścieżek audio (lektor, dubbing), również w poszczególnych odcinkach seriali!

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