However, before this update, there was no way to remove titles from the Continue watching row. The pop-up only featured one option – Open. So the row could easily become cluttered. Sometimes, even if you have completely watched a movie, Google TV would list it as unfinished because its credits are quite long. Moreover, if you started watching a show but didn’t like it and have no intention of finishing, it would continue to sit in the Continue watching row. You couldn’t remove it. Some users might also want to remove certain content on shared screens. This new addition coming to Google TV will now enable all this.
A new feature on Google TV allows you to delete series and movies from the “Continue Watching” carousel. You can now delete titles from this row by long-pressing on it with the centre button on your remote, as discovered by Reddit user u/Alfatango97 (via 9to5Google). There will be a pop-up window with two action buttons: Open and Hide. If you choose the latter, the title will be removed from the Continue Watching list. On Google TV, the Continue Watching carousel makes it simple to return to a show or movie you haven’t completed yet. It keeps track of all in-process titles and displays them with a cover image and a progress metre. You can simply pick up where you left off viewing a show. According to Google, this function allows for a 30 percent increase in productivity.
You can now remove shows and movies from the Continue Watching row on Google TV. Google TV is a newer interface for TVs from Google. It debuted on the company’s most recent Chromecasts last year and will replace the older interface, i.e. Android TV, over the next couple of years. Since its launch, the platform has been regularly picking up new features and improvements. The latest update is adding another small but important new feature. The ability to remove titles from the continue watching row isn’t completely new on Google’s TV platforms though. If you remember, Android TV already has it. However, despite being a newer platform and offering more features than the former, Google TV was lacking this ability all this while. It’s finally here.