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Not content to let Amazon hold the limelight with its new X-Ray for TV feature unveiled this morning, Google is unveiling a similar feature for movies in the Google Play store. On an Android tablet (and sadly, only on Android tablets), when you hit pause on a movie it will automatically fill the screen with relevant info cards for the actors and music from what you’re watching. The information comes from Google’s Knowledge Graph, but interestingly Google isn’t figuring out which cards to display based solely on the movie’s metadata. Instead, it’s using facial recognition on the actors and Sound Search on the music to automatically figure out what to display.
not an android user, but this is pretty freaking awesome