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Google updates Play Movies and TV app for Android

Play Movies - Second ScreenGoogle has updated its Google Play Movies and TV app for Android, offering viewers extra information about films and shows on their second screen when they ‘cast’ content on their TV using Chromecast.

Google said users will now get actor or soundtrack cards on their phone or tablet while they are watching, with extra information about what’s playing on screen.

“Next time you’re burning to know where you’ve seen that actress before, or want to remember a song for later, you don’t have to hit pause or fumble with your controller. It’s at your fingertips,” said Google in a blog post, announcing the update.

Google Play Movies now has a new design, with bigger images and “smoother transitions.” It will also offer more movie recommendations in the ‘Watch Now’ tab and let users watch trailers directly in the app, Google said.