About TV cards

You can see information about the TV show that you’re watching with TV cards in Google Now. For example, a TV card can tell you about the actors starring in a show. You can also get recommendations on shows that you might like, or episodes you don’t want to miss of your favorite shows.

Ways to see TV cards

Use your voice to get TV cards to appear
  1. Make sure the volume for your TV is at a loud enough level. Google Now uses audio from your TV to decide which TV cards to show.
  2. Open the Google app .
  3. Touch the Microphone icon and say "Listen to TV."

If you’re watching a show from a supported source, a TV card will appear.

Get TV cards to appear on a smart TV

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

  1. Open the Google app .
  2. On the bottom of the Television card, touch Listen for a TV show. If you don't see this card, swipe down from just below the search box to refresh your Google Now cards.
  3. If you’re watching a show from a supported source, a TV card will appear on your device.

Tip: If you don't see a TV card show up automatically, you can say "Ok Google listen to TV" to have your device start listening for the show you're watching.

TV cards aren’t appearing

Here are some reasons why TV cards might not appear:

  • The TV show isn't being broadcast live, for example you’re watching the show on a DVR.
  • You’re watching a channel or show that isn’t supported.
  • You're watching TV on demand from services such as Netflix or Amazon.
  • The live show is delayed. For example, you’re using a DVR.
  • Make sure the volume for your TV is at a loud enough level. Google Now uses audio from your TV to decide which TV cards to show.

Turn off TV cards

To stop receiving a certain TV card, or turn them off altogether, touch the Menu icon in the right corner above the card to change its settings now card menu icon.

Choose your TV & video providers

When you set your TV & video providers, you'll see recommendations of shows that you can watch on your TV or online.

  1. Open the Google app .
  2. In the top left corner of the page, touch the Menu icon menu icon > Customize.
  3. Touch TV & video.
  4. Touch TV provider to choose a TV provider based on your zip code.
  5. Touch Video on demand providers to select one or more on demand services like Netflix and Hulu Plus.

Availability

TV cards are currently only available in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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