Google Chrome Working on Adding a Streaming Service Hub


INTRO: Google is functioning on a centralized platform inside Google Chrome to allow you to access all of your streaming services. Dubbed Chrome Kaleidoscope, the feature is showing its early signs of existence within the latest Google Chrome Canary.

As spotted by Chrome Story, the feature will list popular streaming services on a fanatical page. For now, it exists via chrome://kaleidoscope. The initial list of supported streaming services may include Netflix, Amazon Prime Video, and Disney+. “You can see all of your favorite shows in one place, regardless of where they’re hosted,” reads the outline on the landing page.

Kaleidoscope is an Upcoming Streaming Service Hub for Google ...

Since Google is adding this feature right into Chrome, it’d support cross-platform sync. The second page hints at a ‘Continue watching across all of your devices’ feature, which definitely seems like it’ll allow you to continue watching a show or movie on a different device as long as you’re signed in with your Google account.

Google is internally testing Kaleidoscope for now. “Chrome Kaleidoscope isn’t currently available for your account. If you’re a Googler inspect go/kaleidoscope-not-available for more information,” reads one among the pages. However, in some cases, the page shows up a few of screens of data before reverting to the error message.

Unfortunately, we don’t know any other information about Kaleidoscope just yet. We will need to wait until the software giant enables the feature a minimum of on Chrome Canary to understand the specifics.

It will be interesting to ascertain what Google has planned to form Kaleidoscope stand out of other content aggregation services like JustWatch. So, what are your expectations from Chrome Kaleidoscope? Share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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