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Google knows how annoying it is to miss the next episode of your favorite show because you didn't know when it was going to air, so now when you do a simple search for a TV show, Google will display a list of episodes directly in the search results. The episodes appear in descending order, so the upcoming episode should appear at the top with previous episodes listed below. Google released a screenshot on Google+ of the new feature in action.

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If you're searching from your smartphone, the feature won't be as immediately noticeable. Initially it's tucked away, and you will have to click on the drop-down arrow to expand more information. Nevertheless, this is still less work than having to pull up the show's Wikipedia page or hitting up IMDb.

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You can click on an episode's title to pull up more specific search results. This can help you refresh your memory of what happened last season much faster than loading up Netflix and giving up another Saturday. The feature's already rolled out, so have fun.

Source: Google+

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  • remister

    Andrew Lincoln, I remember that guy from Love Actually!

  • Jonathan Cammisuli

    I wish this feature was in places other than the US. :(

    • narctic

      I can confirm that this works in the UK.

    • s427

      ? I'm in Switzerland and I see it. Both on google.com and google.ch.

      Examples:
      https://www.google.com/search?q=community
      https://www.google.ch/#q=community

      • Dennis Ulijn

        The Netherlands as well. On Chrome dev channel, PC and Android.

      • Pascal

        yaaaa +1 for community :D But it's not working for me on pc. But it works on mobile with english language set.

    • Eduardo

      Just use cliffhanger or seriesguide, they are both great

  • http://www.facebook.com/umang.ladia Umang Ladia

    this doesn't work for me.

    P.S i'm from India.

  • blahmoomoo

    Is anybody else annoyed at how useless reminders for new TV episodes are (at least for the one show I tried this with: The Legend of Korra)? Unless I'm missing a setting, the silent reminder notification appears a day or two before the episode airs, which doesn't help me remember to turn the TV on before the episode airs. It would be nice if there was an option to, say, make the notification happen 10 minutes before the episode and have the option to make a sound.

    • John

      I created a custom RSS feed from tvrage.com of all my favorite shows. Then I downloaded Scrollable News Widget, which is free, and then I customized the list a bit to update once a day & display what shows are new today/tomorrow. Has worked great for me for quite some time:

      Result: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7289/10173836406_c67627046f.jpg
      (you can customize quite a bit in the widget. The "Latest News" title is configurable too)

      • blahmoomoo

        Since I only watch Korra on TV at the moment, I just decided to set an alarm to go off five minutes before the episode airs. But if I watched more than that, I'd definitely look for a method like that one, as opposed to the poor Google Now implementation.

      • Jorge Wiegand

        I created a TV Series selection on http://www.episodecalendar.com/ and added it to my Google Calendar, so the next episode appear on my calendar widget alongside with all my appointments.

        • John

          Ah! Great alternative. I'll check that one out. Thanks

          Seems new but hope it sticks around. Where did you get the option to import the cal file/url to your Google Calendar? Also, do you know if this will be free when it comes out of public beat?

      • Kaero

        I just use TVShowFavs. It's been working for me for ages.
        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tvshowfavs

        • RL010

          it works perfect. i use it for a few years now. I see when it's on tv in America and a few hours later i can Downoad it and watch it in the Netherlands. No fucking commercials and many great tv show we don't have. Damn i love the internet

        • BaconEater

          Nice, didn't know that existed. Thx

          • Stacey Liu

            Try Cliffhanger. It has a much better UI.

          • herbivoor

            Yeah but no cloud sync and sync between devices iirc. This is the reason I'm sticking with TVShowFavs.

          • Stacey Liu

            The premium version sync with a third party service.

    • Morten Ulveseth

      I've been quite disappointed by Legend of Korra so far. This water tribe feuds was just horrid. The story of The last Airbender was so much better.

  • yodatom10

    its live for me now.

  • Matthew Fry

    Yay! Now, all I need is the TV.

  • QwietStorm

    How about you give me back the download image option? The option you had just finally gotten around to adding.

  • Wouter

    Whats with the sorting? Ep 2, then 1, and then 16 -> 15 -> 14 ?? That's odd.

    • OPvotedforobama

      Seasons, you moron.

      • Wouter

        Oh, derp, thanks for your friendly pointer

    • MichaelOberhausen

      It's sorted by Air Date (descending order)

  • RL010

    No thanks. i use TV Shows Fav and it works perfect !

  • roberto

    SeriesGuide is the best app to keep you updated.

    • Tomáš Petrík

      True that.

  • FknTwizted

    See what happens.. I just put it in my calendar, but I'll have to try out those apps that ya'll recommend.