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Google Play Movies has a Netflix-shaped hole in its new film and TV streaming tool

Google Play Movies & TV just became a lot more useful. The app will now show you where you can stream the films and TV shows you want to watch.

Rather than a pure video streaming program, it wants to be your first port of call when you want to watch anything online.

“With so many different streaming apps out there, it’s not only challenging to figure out what to watch, but where and how to watch it,” wrote Google in its announcement.

“For example, just search for ‘This is Us’ and you’ll see that the latest season is for sale on Play Movies & TV, but also that it’s available to stream on the NBC app (with a cable subscription) or on Hulu.”

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However, there’s one major problem. Right now, it doesn’t support Netflix.

“To start, we’ll have support for more than two dozen streaming and TV everywhere apps, including ABC, CBS, FOX NOW, NBC, Hulu, HBO NOW, HBO Go, Showtime, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Now, HGTV, BET Now, Comedy Central and many more,” the company added. “We’ll continue to add more partners over time.”

The failure to include the world’s most popular film- and TV-streaming service isn’t ideal, but that doesn’t stop Google Play Movies & TV from being a very handy resource − especially for non-Netflix users.

There are a lot of streaming services available to consumers, and this not only makes it easier to actually find TV shows and films, but can also help you find out which service is best for your tastes.

It also lets you filter by genre, rate titles and save shows and films to watch later.

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