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This article was published on November 14, 2012

New Google TV update featuring Voice Search and revamped TV guide for fast and easy viewing

New Google TV update featuring Voice Search and revamped TV guide for fast and easy viewing Image by: Spencer Platt
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Anna Heim

Anna Heim is the founder of MonoLibre and a freelance writer for various tech and startup publications. She is a polyglot French news junkie Anna Heim is the founder of MonoLibre and a freelance writer for various tech and startup publications. She is a polyglot French news junkie with a love for technology.

Google has pushed a new update for Google TV devices to improve search, Google announced on its blog. The new version will first roll out to LG devices over the coming weeks, followed by other TV sets and set-top boxes in the following months.

The focus of this update is to make it easier for users to find content, thanks to Google’s TV new features, Voice Search and PrimeTime.

As a matter of fact, you can now control your Google TV with your voice and automatically switch channels, find a TV show or a YouTube video. PrimeTime is the new name of the TV guide app that Google released last year to help users find movies and TV shows to watch.

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It is worth noting that first generation Google TV devices will be left behind when it comes to voice controls, as Google’s post notes that they will only see the updates to PrimeTime and YouTube.

As you may remember, it was recently announced that Google TV would soon get entertainment content from Google Play, including movies, TV shows and music. Just yesterday, Google released an update to its YouTube Android app that now lets users play videos directly on their Google TV – think of Google’s own version of Airplay.

Image credit: Spencer Platt / Getty Images