Search for TV shows & movies on Google

When you search for TV shows and movies, Google can make suggestions to help you decide what to watch.

Find a TV show or movie to watch

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, go to google.com or open the Google app Google Search.
  2. Search what to watch.
    • Tip: You can also search for what to watch by streaming service, topic, genre, and more. For example, you can search Hulu movies or 90's romantic comedies.
  3. Tap a movie or TV show and then All watch options.
  4. Next to the streaming service you want to use, tap Watch.

Save a TV show or movie to watch

You can save TV shows and movies to watch later with watchlist.

Save to your watchlist
  1.  On your Android phone or tablet, go to google.com or open the Google app Google Search.
  2. Search what to watch for a show or movie you want to save. 
    • Tip: You can also search what to watch by streaming service, topic, genre, and more. For example, search comedy tv shows. Then select the movie or TV show. 
  3. Tap a movie or TV show and then Watchlist Add to.
Find your watchlist
  1. On your Android phone or tablet, go to google.com or open the Google app Google Search
  2. Search my watchlist.

You can also view your watchlist in Collections.

Add your streaming & TV subscriptions 

You can add TV and streaming services you're subscribed to so you only get results for shows or movies you can watch.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, go to google.com or open the Google app Google Search.
  2. Search for what to watch. For example, search for true crime shows or a specific title.
  3. Next to "What to watch," tap Settings Settings and then Edit your services.
  4. Select your subscriptions.
  5. At the top, tap Close Close.

Tip: You can also search for what to watch without any subscriptions.

Rate what you've watched 

You can rate what you watch to get better recommendations in the future and help others make decisions about what to watch.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, go to google.com or open the Google app Google Search.
  2. Search for the title of a movie or TV show.
  3. Next to the rating from Google users, tap Like Like or Dislike Dislike.

Tip: To find the TV shows and movies you've rated, go to google.com/search/contributions/reviews.

Change your settings

Turn off notifications for TV shows & movies
You can get updates about your favorite TV shows, like when a new episode is released or if we find a movie you might like.

To turn notifications off:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google app Google Search.
  2. At the bottom right, tap More 더보기 and then Settings and then Notifications.
  3. Turn off Movies & TV Shows.
Turn off personalized recommendations
If you don't want personalized recommendations, you can turn off Web & app activity. Learn how to control your Web & App activity.

How recommendations work

Movie and TV show recommendations are based on what's popular or trending in Google products, what’s mentioned across the web, and what’s new to streaming services.

If you’re signed in to your Google Account and have Web & App Activity turned on, Google’s recommendations are also based on your activity in Google products including:

  • Past searches and browsing history.
  • TV shows or movies you’ve rated.
  • Trailers you’ve watched on YouTube.
  • TV shows or movies you've clicked to watch on Google TV.

Learn how to view and control activity in your account.

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