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This article was published on October 29, 2014

Now when you cast from Google Play Movies & TV you can see actor information on your device via ‘cards’

Now when you cast from Google Play Movies & TV you can see actor information on your device via ‘cards’
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Roberto Baldwin

Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015. Roberto Baldwin was a reporter for The Next Web in San Francisco between April 2014 and March 2015.

Trying to remember an actor’s name in a movie you’re watching is horrible. You end up pausing the film and searching IMDB or Wikipedia. Google just updated its Google Play Movies & TV app to make it so you know exactly who you’re watching at all times.

Now when you cast your TV shows or movies to a Chromecast or Nexus Player, the device the show originated on displays a wealth of information. The app’s new cards feature shows actor and show information.

The feature looks similar to Amazon’s X-ray feature for TV and movies.

The feature supports movies that have a Cards badge so not every movie in the Google Play library will work. The app also incorporates Google’s new Material design so everything is bigger and bolder.

The app will be rolling out to all users over the next couple weeks.

➤ Movie night made better with the new Google Play Movies & TV app [Google]

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