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Google adds TV listings, show info to search

October 9, 2013

By Colin Mann

the-walking-deadGoogle has enhanced its search capabilities for TV programmes adding listings and episode information.

In a Google Plus post, the company says: “Now when searching for your favourite TV shows, you can get more information about specific episodes. For example, say that you’re wondering when the next season of The Walking Dead starts. Try searching for [the walking dead tv show] and you’ll see all episodes listed along with their air dates. The first season kicks off with an episode called ’30 Days Without An Accident’ on October 13th, which means you only have a few days to refresh your memory by watching last season’s final episode, ‘Welcome to the Tombs’.”

Additionally, Google says: “Don’t have time to re-watch that episode but still want a refresher?  Click on the episode title and you’ll see relevant results. This new episode information is in addition to details you can already find through the Knowledge Graph, like ratings, cast, characters and more.”

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