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Google to update Play Movies and TV app

Google has updated its Play Movies and TV app for Android users.

The search engine site has included a new feature to its app to show users which streaming apps are currently able to stream a film and TV series that a user wants to watch, The Verge reported.

This includes many of the main streaming sites including Amazon Prime, Hulu, HBO Go/Now Showtime, as well as TV programmes including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, HGTV, Comedy Central and more.

However Netflix is as of yet not available on the app so Play Movies won't know if something is on the streaming site.

Play Movies allows users to simply tap what they want to watch and the app will open and start playing in the respective streaming site.

Google is also adding a way to access genres quickly instead of scrolling down a long list as well as a thumbs up/down rating system to allow the app to make it more personalised.

This new update is set to be rolled out on Android smartphones and tablets over the next few days in America.

Google are also updating their Chrome app to stop adverts playing automatically.

In a recent post on the tech giant's Chromium Blog, the search site has announced its next upgrade to Chrome will mean adverts that play automatically with sound will be blocked.

The update read: "As announced earlier, autoplay is now allowed only when either the media won't play sound, after the user clicks or taps on the site, or (on desktop) if the user has previously shown an interest in media on the site.

"This will reduce unexpected video playbacks with sound when first opening a web page."

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