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New Features For Personalised TV, Movie Recommendations by Google

Google has announced a new feature which would make personalised recommendations of what to watch, including both TV shows and movies

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Google has announced a new feature which would make personalised recommendations of what to watch, including both TV shows and movies, to make its search tool more user-friendly.

The new tool appears only when users search for things such as “what to watch” or “good shows to watch” from their smartphones. Google is making it easier to help users to watch by swiping left to dislike or right to like a particular show or movie.

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The Google search homepage, viewed in Google Chrome. Wikimedia Commons

“When you are settling in for a movie night or figuring out which shows you might want to binge before they return this fall, it’s not always easy to choose from all the options out there. If you’re like me, you have a few different streaming subscriptions, and you might find yourself spending more time browsing across multiple apps than actually watching a movie or TV show,” Matt Sheets, a product manager at Google Search, wrote in a blog post introducing the new tool.

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“That is why we created an easy way for you to find recommendations on Google when you search for things like ‘what to watch’. To start, you can choose which TV and movie subscriptions you already have. You will not only get personalised recommendations for what’s available to you but also quickly see where to watch your picks.”

The new search feature is currently available in the US and it is likely to launch in the UK and other markets in the coming months. (IANS)

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ICC Cricket World Cup Becomes “Top Trending Query” on Google Search in 2019

The major news event related searches were dominated by the Lok Sabha Elections, Chandrayaan 2, and Article 370

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Apart from ICC Cricket World Cup Films like Kabir Singh, Gully Boy, Mission Mangal, Joker and Marvel's blockbusters -- Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel also featured in the overall list. Pixabay

ICC Cricket World Cup was the top trending query on Google Search in 2019 in India, the company announced on Wednesday while announcing its “Year in Search” results, which highlight stand-out moments in Search across news, sporting events, personalities, movies, and songs.

Recapping the trends that stoked the Indian users’ imagination in 2019, Google India has compiled the list named “Year in Search”.

The top 10 list of trending search terms this year included Lok Sabha elections followed by the interest that surrounded the launch of Chandrayaan 2.

“Films like Kabir Singh, Gully Boy, Mission Mangal, Joker and Marvel’s blockbusters — Avengers: Endgame and Captain Marvel also featured in the overall list,” the company said in a statement.

IAF Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman topped the list in the most searched personalities this year followed by Lata Mangeshkar and Yuvraj Singh.

This year also witnessed a unique entry of the Internet singing sensation Ranu Mondal.

Sporting searches were dominated by the Cricket World Cup followed by the Pro Kabaddi League. Other international sporting spectacles like the Wimbledon, Copa América, and the tennis tournaments (including the Australian, French and US Open) were also widely searched.

The major news event related searches were dominated by the Lok Sabha Elections, Chandrayaan 2, and Article 370.

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ICC Cricket World Cup was the top trending query on Google Search in 2019 in India, the company announced on Wednesday while announcing its “Year in Search” results, which highlight stand-out moments in Search across news, sporting events, personalities, movies, and songs. Pixabay

Other important news events including the Maharashtra and Haryana state assembly elections were also widely searched.

The list also saw a mix of both local and global news moments such as the Pulwama attack, Cyclone Fani, the Ayodhya verdict, and the Amazon forest fire.

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Some of the most-interesting search terms were centered around “How to..”, and “What is…”.

On local searches around ‘Near me…’, the top queries revolved around “Dance classes near me” followed by “Salons near me”. Interestingly, a pertinent entry in this particular list in 2019 was “Air quality Index near me”. (IANS)