Understand movie and TV recommendations

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

How recommendations work

If Web & App Activity is turned on, 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 that you purchased or rented on Google Play, YouTube, Google TV and Android TV.
  • Streaming services that you selected
  • Entertainment-related searches on Google Search or with Google Assistant.
  • Specific titles that you liked or disliked on Google Play, Google TV or Google Search.
  • Trailers that 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 to disable personalised recommendations.

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, Google TV or Android TV

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

Delete watchlist history

  1. In a browser, go to google.com/save.
  2. Choose Watchlist. 
  3. At the top right, choose More More and then Select.
  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

On an Android phone:

  1. Open Play Movies & TV Google Play Films or Google TV .
  2. At the top, tap Menu  or your profile picture.
  3. Tap Manage services.
  4. Unselect the services saved to your Google Account.
  5. Tap Next and then Done.

On a Google TV device:

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

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