Google Search Now Lets You Stream Apps on Android Devices

November 20, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

Google has indeed got something with apps. We are not sure if that’s pure love or a measure to stand up against those, but it’s becoming quite apparent these days.

If app indexing and its subsequent expansions weren’t enough for you to believe that, here’s Google coming up with a new app-dedicated service on their search engine.

Search results displayed on Google will now have a new option popped up alongside if compatible, and that’s Stream. With this, users will be able to stream the entire app and its contents on their smartphones skipping the requirement of downloading the same.  It works the same way like you stream games, music and videos.


The service is not actually fully live yet; it’s currently only being tested by Google and covers only a few websites and apps like Hotel Tonight.

Although with this limited access, it tends to work fine for any of the searches used, like having the stream option come alive when you simply search for hotel bookings.

We believe further additions will sure be happening before it comes out in the fully fledged form. As of now, it offers stream content only from Hotel Tonight, Weather, Chimani, Gormey, My Horoscope, Visual Anatomy Free, Useful Knots, Daily Horoscope, and New York Subway.

Where it serves the main purpose is for app-exclusive services, like in e-shopping, travel and hotel bookings (Hotel Tonight being one such provider).

Not everyone would like to have the entire app downloaded for having a single transaction carried out, or when they are running out of storage space. That’s where Google’s new boost will come to its full use.

Similar measures have been coming in series these days from Google. A website launched in tie-up with Flipkart served the same purpose of having the app-only strategies a bit relaxed.

But this one sounds better, given that apps can be accessed right from the search pages.

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