Android TV Adds A Watchlist, Improved Recommendations & Trailer Previews

Android TV is getting an update with new features to make it easier for users to find the content they want to watch. The three new features include a watchlist, improved recommendations, and immersive detail pages for content.

Add to Your Watchlist

Android TV users will now be able to keep track of the shows and movies they’re interested in by adding content to a Watchlist. Content can be added to the Watchlist by long-pressing on titles on the Discover tab and selecting “Add to Watchlist” or by pressing the “Watchlist” button on the content’s details page. You’ll find your Watchlist on the Discover tab, and you can add or remove titles from the watchlist across devices.

Tune Your Recommendations

Also in the Discover tab, you’ll find a card saying “Improve your recommendations.” From there, use the left and right buttons on your remote to select “Less like this” or “More like this” for each title shown to you. Your answers will help to improve your recommendations and the Discover tab will update with more fine-tuned options automatically.

Immersive Detail Page

When a title catches your eye, you can now get a preview of the content. Trailers are now available on content pages and will now play automatically if available. If you’d like to turn them off, you can go to Settings > Device Preferences > Home Screen and turn off “Enable video previews”.

The new features will start rolling out this week.