Last month, Google TV announced a partnership with Tubi, Plex, and Haystack News to offer over 800 live channels for free built into Google TV. With this move, Google TV is becoming a major player in the work of free ad-supported live TV streaming.
Today Google announced that this live TV tab is now available on Android TV.
Now these channels have started to go live on Google TV or Android TV devices, bringing a huge amount of free content to its owners.
With this move, you will now find on the Android TV home screen an improved Android TV Live tab. In there, you will now find over 800 live channels for free on Android TV. These channels will come from deals Google reached with Tubi, Plex, and Haystack News.
“We’re excited to introduce the live TV experience on Android TV in the U.S. This new experience lets you browse free TV channels across multiple providers, organized in one easy-to-use guide in the new Live tab on your home screen.” Google said when this was first announced.
Not only is this live on Android TV but you will find this new experience on the Chromecast with Google TV along with TVs that run Google TV from Sony, TCL, Hisense, and Philips.
Here is how Google describes this new live TV service:
Introducing the Live tab
Starting today, we’re bringing the Live tab to Android TV. On the Live tab, you’ll get access to free channels from Tubi, Plex, Pluto TV, and Haystack. We’re also launching free built-in channels from Google TV that you can watch without downloading or launching an app.
In total, you can browse over 800 channels, including news channels from NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX. You’ll also find channels from around the world, with programming in more than 10 languages including Spanish, Hindi, and Japanese.
Find what you’re looking for with ease
The Live tab TV guide brings all your new free TV channels together and organizes them for easier and faster browsing. You can also save your “Favorites” to the top of your guide for quick and easy access. Live entertainment is also mixed into your recommendations, based on your favorite teams, shows, and channels.
The new live TV experience will be rolling out to all Android TV devices in the U.S. over the next few weeks.