About TV cards

TV cards are available only in the US at this time.

Certain cards give you more information about currently broadcast TV shows you're watching via cable, satellite, or antenna on your TV. For example, if an actor or celebrity is mentioned in the TV show, you may see a TV card with more details about that person

See TV cards using an Internet-connected TV

To see TV cards when your TV and mobile device are connected to the same network, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Now.

    When Google Now detects a TV, it displays a card like this:

    watching live tv? card

    If you don't see this card, swipe down from just below the search box to refresh all cards.

  2. Touch Listen for a TV show.

If your TV is tuned to content from a supported source, a card about the show you're watching appears.

You may need to turn up the volume for the cards to work correctly. (To provide relevant information after you touch Listen for a TV show, TV cards rely on the audio from your TV.)

View TV cards using a Voice Actions command

Use Voice Actions to receive TV cards while watching a live broadcast – even if you don't have a smart TV.

  1. Open Google Now.
  2. Touch the microphone icon Microphone icon and say "Listen to TV."

You may need to turn up the volume for the cards to work correctly. (To provide relevant information after you touch Listen for a TV show, TV cards rely on the audio from your TV.)

“Watch now” cards

You may see cards displaying live or video on demand shows that interest you.

If you touch the  Arrow icon, you can view the recommendations from Google Now. Touch More info on live show for details.

Change providers for “Watch now” cards

To change the TV or video on demand providers for “Watch now” cards, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Now and touch the Customize icon.
  2. Touch TV & Video.
  3. Touch TV provider to choose a TV provider based on your zip code, or touch Video on demand providers to select one or more on demand services.

Turn off TV cards

To stop receiving a TV card, follow these steps:

  1. Open Google Now and touch the Menu icon.
  2. Touch No.

TV cards aren't appearing in Google Now

Here are some reasons why TV cards might not appear in Google Now:

Some of these restrictions don't apply to the "watch now" cards described below, which also work with video on demand.

  • The TV show isn't currently being broadcast.
  • Certain channels or shows aren't supported.
  • You're watching TV on demand from services such as Netflix or Amazon.
  • The live show is delayed, for example, with the aid of a DVR.