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Google unveils biggest ever update to Fiber TV

Google_Fiber_van_sanantonioGoogle has unveiled the biggest update to Fiber TV since it launched the service in 2012, with a new interface, recommendations and smart search.

The redesigned user interface and DVR screen is designed to make it easier for users to find programmes and recordings, with information like Rotten Tomatoes ratings also now added to the programme description.

New personalised recommendations for movies and TV shows are designed to suggest similar content that a viewer has not already seen.

Meanwhile, improved smart search lets users search for live and on-demand content using terms like a title, keyword, actor’s name or sports team.

“We’re always looking for new ways to make Fiber TV even better. Earlier this year Google Cast was added to Fiber TV, for one touch casting from your phone, tablet or laptop, and there’s still so much more to come. We hope today’s updates make it easier than ever to find, record, and watch all the entertainment you love,” said Google Fiber product manager, Lawrence Kim.

Google kicked off its Fiber initiative six years ago in Kansas City and has now connected cities across the country – offering ultrafast broadband, internet calls and a web-powered TV service through its Fiber TV Box.

This summer Google opened up sign-ups for residents and businesses in Charlotte, North Carolina and said it is “exploring the possibility” of rolling out Fiber to Dallas. Earlier this year it also said it would launch in San Francisco and Huntsville.

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