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Google TV FAST platform grows to over 100 free streaming channels

New channels added over the last several months include music streams and international content.

New channels added over the last several months include music streams and international content.

The "Google TV" section within the "Live" tab on Google TV-powered devices offers more than 100 channels of free streaming content. (Graphic by The Desk)
The “Google TV” section within the “Live” tab on Google TV-powered devices offers more than 100 channels of free streaming content. (Graphic by The Desk)

Google has quietly added dozens of new free streaming channels to the “Live” tab on its Google TV devices.

The new channels bring the total number of free, ad-supported content streams to over 100, all of which are offered natively on Google TV devices like the Chromecast with Google TV and most newer-model Sony Bravia TV sets.

Google first revamped the “Live” tab on its Google TV devices in April, bringing more than 80 channels of streaming content to a new section that is also called “Google TV.” The section also aggregates streaming channels from select third-party apps, including Plex, Paramount’s Pluto TV and Fox’s Tubi.

Here’s a list of the free channels offered natively through the Google TV option on supported Google TV and Android TV-powered devices, as reviewed by The Desk (new channels are listed in bold):

News & Weather

  • AccuWeather Now
  • Cheddar News
  • Court TV
  • Dateline 24/7
  • Law & Crime Trial Network
  • NBC News Now
  • NBC Bay Area News (KNTV newscasts)
  • NBC Boston News (WBTS-CD newscasts)
  • NBC Chicago News (WMAQ newscasts)
  • NBC Connecticut News (WVIT newscasts)
  • NBC Dallas-Fort Worth News (KXAS newscasts)
  • NBC Los Angeles News (KNBC newscasts)
  • NBC New York News (WNBC newscasts)
  • NBC Philadelphia News (WCAU newscasts)
  • NBC San Diego News (KNSD newscasts)
  • NBC South Florida News (WTVJ newscasts)
  • NBC Washington, D.C. News (WRC-TV newscasts)
  • Newsmax
  • Reuters TV
  • Scripps News
  • Sky News
  • Today All Day

Movies

  • FilmRise: Free Movies
  • Hallmark Movies & More
  • Maverick Black Cinema
  • Shades of Black
  • Xumo Action
  • Xumo Crime
  • Xumo Movies
  • Xumo Westerns

TV & Entertainment

  • Alien Nation
  • Anger Management Channel
  • Are We There Yet?
  • Baywatch
  • BBC: Doctor Who Classics
  • BBC: Impossible!
  • BBC: Top Gear
  • Bounce XL
  • Britbox Mysteries
  • Circle
  • Deal or No Deal Channel
  • Divorce Court Channel
  • Drybar Comedy
  • FailArmy Channel
  • Family Affair Channel
  • Family Feud Channel
  • FilmRise Forensic Files
  • FilmRise Hell’s Kitchen
  • FilmRise Unsolved Mysteries
  • Game Show Central
  • Ion
  • Ion Mystery
  • It’s Showtime at the Apollo
  • Just for Laughs Gags
  • Kevin Hart’s LOL Network
  • Midsomer Murders Channel
  • Murder, She Wrote Channel
  • Mystery Science Theater 3000
  • Paranormal Films
  • Reelz Famous & Infamous
  • The Pet Collective
  • The Price is Right: The Barker Era
  • Universal Crime

Documentary & Knowledge

  • America’s Test Kitchens
  • At Home with Family Handyman
  • BBC Antiques Roadshow
  • BBC Earth
  • BBC Food
  • BBC Home & Garden
  • Documentary Plus
  • Great American Adventures
  • Jamie Oliver Channel
  • Lidia’s Kitchen
  • Love Nature
  • PBS Antiques Roadshow
  • PBS Nature
  • Stingray: Natur Escape
  • Tastemade
  • This Old House

Sports & Gambling

  • BeIN Sports Xtra
  • Billiard TV
  • Impact Wrestling
  • MotorTrend
  • Outdoor America
  • Outside Channel
  • PGA Tour
  • PowerNation
  • World Poker Tournament

Google TV en Español

  • Cine Romantico
  • Estrella Noticias
  • Estrella TV
  • Historias de Amor
  • Los Mejor de Telemundo
  • Telemundo Al Dia

International

  • Demand Africa
  • Kocowa K-Drama
  • Wu Tang Collection

Music

  • iHeart 90s
  • iHeart Country
  • Stingray Classic Rock
  • Stingray Easy Listening
  • Stingray Remember the 80s
  • Stingray Soul Storm

The live channels offered through the Google TV menu are powered by Xumo, the free, ad-supported streaming platform operated as a joint venture between Comcast and Charter. The same streaming channels are also available on Xumo Play, a free app that is available on other platforms like Roku, Amazon Fire TV and Apple TV.

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Matthew Keys

Matthew Keys is a nationally-recognized, award-winning journalist who has covered the business of media, technology, radio and television for more than 11 years. He is the publisher of The Desk and contributes to Know Techie, Digital Content Next and StreamTV Insider. He previously worked for Thomson Reuters, the Walt Disney Company, McNaughton Newspapers and Tribune Broadcasting.
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