Google TV comes to Africa


Google has announced that the Google TV app has been rolled out to iOS devices and it is now present in at least 19 African countries.

The countries are Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Gabon, Mali, Mauritius, Namibia, Niger, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

What is Google TV? 

Google TV allows users to access movies and shows from services like Netflix, HBO Max, Prime Video, Disney+, and more from one platform. So instead of navigating to Netflix to watch a Netflix show, and then Hulu to watch a Hulu show, you can access all your accounts on Google TV.

You can watch on your mobile device, use Chromecast or connect it to view on your smart tv.


In 2020, Google TV launched exclusively in the United States and was only available there until late 2021 when it announced it was expanding to 14 new countries including India, the UK, and Canada.

Boasting over 100 million total users, Google has confirmed that its Google TV experience on Android has now reached over 100 countries.

Its launch on iOS devices will be affected across all the regions it had expanded to on Android. This excludes South Africa where the Android app is yet to be launched.

New features

The interface of the Google TV app has been revamped and “Highlights” has been added to it. The app has also been updated with a news feed of articles and announcements related to your viewing history.

To all regions that still use the former app, Google Play Movies, Google says “coming soon”.


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