Understand movie & TV recommendations

Get movie and TV recommendations based on the watchlist, watch activity, and streaming services connected to your Google Account.

How recommendations work

Google makes recommendations based on several factors, including:

  • What you add to your watchlist.
  • What you watched on Google Play, Google TV, and Android TV.
  • Content you purchased or rented on Google Play, YouTube, Google TV, and Android TV.
  • Streaming services you selected.
  • Entertainment-related searches on Google Search or with the Google Assistant.
  • Specific titles you liked or disliked on Google Play, Google TV, or Google Search.
  • Trailers you watched on YouTube.
  • Popular content in your region.

You can erase your past activity and data to reset your recommendations. New activity will give you fresh recommendations. You can also turn off Web & App Activity.

Reset recommendations

Delete activity on a streaming service

  1. In a browser, go to the My Activity page.
  2. Search for the streaming service.
  3. Choose More More and then Delete. 

Delete activity on Play Movies & TV or Google TV

  1. In a browser, go to the My Activity page.
  2. Search for Play Movies or Google TV.
  3. Choose  More More and then Delete. 

Delete Watchlist history

  1. In a web browser, go to google.com/save.
  2. On the left, select Watchlist.
  3. Click Select and choose any items you want to delete. 
  4. Click Remove and then Remove.

Tip: If you add to your watchlist again, Google can use that content to give you recommendations.

Remove your streaming services

In a web browser:

  1. Go to google.com.
  2. At the top right, make sure you're signed in to the same account that you use on your Google TV device.
  3. Search for what to watch.
  4. At the top of the search results, click Services.
  5. Unselect your services, then click Close Close.

On a Google TV device:

  1. On your Google TV device, at the top, scroll to the right and select Settings.
  2. Select Accounts & Sign In. 
  3. Choose your Google Account.
  4. Select Your Services.
  5. Unselect the services saved to your Google Account.

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