Google Answers Who’s That Actor In That Movie In Google Play TV App

google-play-info-cards-1364474774Google announced they can now tell you the name of the actors in a movie when you are unsure of the name of the actor or actress.

The Google Play TV or Movies Android App specifically for U.S. based Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) and higher tablet devices can give you the answer.

For a person like me, where I am always a bit embarrassed when it comes to not knowing actor names or even movie names – an app like this can come in handy.

This way, I can see the name of the stars in the film, what other movies they had a role in and a little bit about their history.

Google will display “info cards” when you pause the movie or TV show. How does it work?

When you’re watching a film on your tablet, simply press pause and cards will pop up with information about actors on screen. You can tap on an actor’s face to learn more about him, like his age, place of birth, his character in the movie, and his recent work, or scroll through the info cards to learn more about the movie or soundtrack. When you resume the movie, the cards will disappear.

For more details see the blog post.

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  • Harsh Bawa

    I have Samsung Tab on jelly bean and have already tested this app.

    So far looks good and the app is available for a few movies.

    The info cards will be very helpful for everyone.

    Ever now and then Google does comes out with something creative :)

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