Google Adds TV Episodes To Knowledge Graph

Oct 9, 2013 - 8:04 am 2 by
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Google TVGoogle announced on Google+ that they added TV episodes to the knowledge graph.

So now when you search for a specific TV show, Google will show you upcoming episodes, with the airing date. You can click on them to get a vanilla Google search for the episode title.

Here is a screen shot of a search for [games of thrones]:

Google TV Knowledge Graph

Here is what Google had to say about it:

Now when searching for your favorite 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 13, which means you only have a few days to refresh your memory by watching last season’s final episode, “Welcome to the Tombs.”

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.

I am not TV buff, I rarely watch it, nor do I know actor or actress names. But Danny is somewhat of a buff and he is not impressed. He wrote:

Google has added TV episode listings to its search results, the company announced today. What’s not to like? Perhaps that they don’t work as well as they could and are disappointing compared to what Google’s TV listings are like within Google TV.

Forum discussion at Google+.


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