An update to the Google Home app is making it easy for users to link streaming services and launch live TV, reports 9to5 Google.
Now, users will see a prompt to link streaming services, just below their Home nickname, above the icons for actions to control smart home devices. The prompt can easily be dismissed, but when clicked, will offer instructions for linking a user’s Google account and streaming account to pair with compatible devices.
A message from Google lets users know that linking the accounts enables playback on compatible devices, and that data could be sent to the streaming service to improve recommendations.
The Google Home description in the Google Play Store now includes this note about the update: Over the next few days we’ll be rolling out the following: It’s now easier to link your favorite media accounts with Google, by clicking on app names at the top of the home view.
9to5 Google adds that in the Google Assistant Services section of the app, there’s now an option for “Live Tv.” Clicking on that leads to a page to “Link Live TV services” through the app. Currently, Sling TV is the only service listed, prompting users to sign up for a free trial.
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