Folks looking to slash their TV entertainment costs might want to consider taking a second look at Google TV.
The streaming service has announced that it has started adding more than 800 free TV channels and be rolling them out over the next few weeks.
The channels — which are being integrated into Google TV’s “Live” tab — are from the streaming services Tubi, Plex and Haystack News.
According to a blog entry from Google:
“In total, you can now browse over 800 channels and premium programming, including news channels from NBC, ABC, CBS and FOX. You can also tune in to channels from around the world, with programming in more than 10 languages including Spanish, Hindi and Japanese.”
Google TV offers a guide that organizes the programs by topic — such as true crime or classic TV — making it easier to find entertainment that reflects your interests.
In addition, if you pay for a premium live TV subscription to YouTube TV or Sling TV, you can find that service through Google TV’s “Live” tab.
As Google says in the blog post: “Now all your live channels can be found in one place.” Google also notes that Google TV comes with “no subscriptions or fees.”
Google says its new offerings will be available over the next few weeks on all Google TV devices in the U.S., including Chromecast with Google TV and televisions that have Google TV built in.
The new channels and guide will be rolled out to another Google service — Android TV — later in 2023.
Looking for more ways to get free entertainment? Check out “17 Streaming Services That Are Completely Free.”