Google has updated the Fiber TV app for iOS and Android that brings a number of new features to the table.
On Monday, Nov. 14 Google announced the revamped Google Play Music. The service has been infused with machine learning to offer personalized recommendations based on where the user is and why the user is listening to music.
The Fiber TV app allows users to watch their favorite TV channels live or On Demand. Users can also control their TV from a mobile device. Google has extended the machine learning system to Google Fiber TV, which will bring easier access to content and personalized recommendations to users. However, the design of the app remains unchanged.
Here are the novel features that the update brings to Google Fiber TV.
Catch Up With Favorite Shows
The updated software now helps people catch up with the backlog of their favorite shows. The home screen will show the next available episodes and users will get recording options for the shows.
New Sports Section
The updated app provides users with a list of games with live scores and users can also easily record the events.
"See what sports are happening right now, or are scheduled for later, then record them to your DVR with one tap. And you can set up your recordings no matter where you are, even when you're out with friends," says Google.
The new recording options on the Google Fiber TV app allow users to record content with a simple tap. The app gives recording recommendations on DVR, which means you do not miss your favorite shows.
The machine-based learning system learns the way a user views content. The app now offers personalized recommendations for live TV. Even if you forget, the app will show you the recommendation so you can switch channels to watch your favorite show.
Google did not confirm a release date for the Fiber TV app update but the company said that subscribers should expect it "in the coming weeks."
The iOS version of the Fiber TV app weighs 74.7 MB and it supports an array of languages including English, Hindi, Thai, Korean and more. The app is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch running on iOS 8.0 or later.