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Google TV Update adds the option to manually remove the ‘Continue Watching’ row

Google TV, the new smart TV interface that debuted on Google’s latest Chromecast, seems to get a small but important adjustment for the “Keep Watching” bar. Over on Reddit (via 9to5Google) user u / Alfatango97 has discovered a new option for manually hiding entries from the row, which is designed to allow viewers to quickly jump back into unfinished TV series or movies.

When it works, the Continue to See row is a convenient way to retrieve where the display was interrupted. But sometimes it can get messy with content you started watching and do not intend to complete, or content that is finished, but whose credits are so long that it still appears as ongoing. Being able to clear the row manually should make it easier to see the shows and movies you actually want to complete.

It’s the latest example of Google’s two TV interfaces – Android TV and Google TV – slowly converging. 9to5Google notes that the ability to manually crop titles from the “continue watching” list has been possible in Android TV for a while, it is only now switching to Google TV. Meanwhile, Android TV has received a series of updates that have made it look and perform more and more like Google TV. The convergence seems inevitable given that Google TV is set to replace Android TV for the next two years.

9to5Google notes that the feature is not yet being rolled out. We have contacted Google to ask when it will be available to everyone, and will update this article if we hear back.

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