Google TV

When will Netflix have more streaming content?

Posted by in Google TV on December 25th, 2010 | Comment »

Netflix More Steaming ContentI just got Google TV for Christmas and the main reason was to stream Netflix. Netflix has made great strides to transition to more content available for streaming over the internet. Although there is a ton of content available, I’m still wishing there were a bit more TV shows, specifically Two and a Half Men. Although shows like The Office, 24, Dexter, Nip/Tuck, Law & Order, 30 Rock, Chappelle’s Show and Family Guy are available, shows such as Seinfeld, It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, Two and a Half Men, and The Good Wife are not available on Netflix yet.

For subscribers using just Netflix streaming, the cost is $7.99.  If you want both mailed DVDs and steaming, the cost is $9.99. I was pleased with …

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Does Google TV Replace Your Cable Provider’s DVR?

Posted by in Google TV on November 17th, 2010 | Comment »

Google TV DVRIs Google TV a DVR?

One of the things that many people are curious about is whether Google TV functions like a DVR. In other words, does it replace TiVo or having to pony up a monthly fee to your cable service provider to record your favorite television shows? The short answer is no.

Google TV does not have built-in DVR capabilities that can replace your cable-provider’s DVR. Google TV works with your cable-provider’s DVR which you can access from the Google TV interface. In other words, it “plays nice” with your cable DVR, but it does not replace it.

Google TV essentially acts as a search engine for TV content which you can use to record shows on your own DVR. Google TV’s …

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Google TV Unveils New Website and Apps Video Tutorial

Posted by in Google TV on October 5th, 2010 | Comment »

Google revealed their new website for Google TV today. The website provides a tour guide which goes through several features such as apps on your TV, your customizable TV homepage, using your phone as a remote, and combining the web with TV such as getting a view of all sports scores while still being able to watch the game.

Google also showed off how Google TV apps will integrate with your TV viewing experiencing. The ability to watch CNBC while you track your own stocks and read news is a phenomenal app that is coming to Google TV. I can’t wait to see what else is developed. Google TV also allows third-party developers to develop apps for Google TV so the possibilities are endless.

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Google TV Icon and Demo

Posted by in Google TV on August 20th, 2010 | Comment »

Google has released their official Google TV icon and we also have a video of their first live demo. Here’s the logo. The release date is still on target for Fall.

Google TV Logo

We’ve gotten a lot of details about Google TV over the last few months, but we haven’t seen a live demo just yet. Check this out.

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Logitech’s Google TV Box Unveiled, Named “Revue”

Posted by in Google TV on June 20th, 2010 | Comment »

Some new details concerning Google TV have come to light. In our last update on Google TV, we posted a video demo of how Google TV works. Now we have the name and a preview of the Logitech device.  Logitech’s Google TV device will be named “Revue.” Some of the features included will be HDMI in/out and USB ports.  The remote controller hasn’t been unveiled yet, but it should be something similar to the Logitech Harmony.

Logitech Revue

Here is what the device looks like:

Logitech's Google TV Device

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How Does Google TV Work?

Posted by in Google TV on June 20th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Google came out with a new video showing off Google TV.  It looks incredible! I’m pretty blown away. Google TV is going to be pretty revolutionary.

Here is a video demo going over how Google TV works:

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Google TV Video Introduction, Release Date

Posted by in Google TV on May 20th, 2010 | Comment »

Google unveiled some details about Google TV at Google I/O today.  The Google TV website has already been launched where you can sign up for updates and the website also has information for developers.  If you’re interested in watching the announcement of Google TV at the Google I/O, here is footage of the event. Engadget has provided some excellent screenshots from the event.  Sony will be the first to feature Google TV on their HDTVs and Blu-Ray players.

Some of the details: Google TV’s software will use Android 2.1 OS and will have Google Chrome as its browser. Android phones can be used as remotes and existing Android applications can run on the platform since the Android Marketplace will be accessible from Google TV.…

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Google TV Coming To Sony Next Month

Posted by in Google TV on April 29th, 2010 | Comment »

Google TV Android DragonpointGoogle will make a major announcement concerning their partnership with Sony to deliver Google TV sometime next month.  The TV will have a version of the Android operating system titled Dragonpoint.

All of Sony’ s products will have Dragonpoint installed on the devices: TVs, Blu-ray players, and set-top boxes.  Intel is also involved in the partnership whose Atom processors will power the devices, while Logitech is developing a remote control for the device.

The news about the new Android operating system looks to be good news as Dragonpoint will likely deliver an interface with more features and better usability that is customized for the TV experience.

Sony must be thrilled about the announcement coming so soon. Sony has just 5.9 percent of the TV

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Samsung Considering Google TV Partnership

Posted by in Google TV on April 28th, 2010 | 1 Comment

Google Sony TVAn anonymous Samsung executive revealed that Samsung is considering adding Google Android to their TVs. It would be a huge win for Google TV if they landed a partnership with Samsung in addition to their partnership with Sony that was revealed last month, especially because Panasonic ruled out the idea of adding Google’s Android operating system to their TVs last month.

A potential deal with Samsung would be huge for Google because Samsung is dominating the TV market share.  Samsung has 17.2 percent of the worldwide TV market.  No company has ever acquire more than a 20 percent markshare for TVs. Sony has just 5.9 percent of the market so adding Android to Sony TVs wouldn’t have as much of an impact as it …

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YouTube Adds 99 Cent Movie Rentals

Posted by in Google TV, YouTube on April 24th, 2010 | Comment »

YouTube Movie RentalsIf you follow Google’s stock, you’ve always heard the knock on Google’s purchase of YouTube: how is Google going to finally monetize YouTube?  Google revealed not too long ago at a shareholder’s meeting that they plan to implement movie rentals on YouTube. The service was initially opened in January with just five Sundance films, but Google recently expanded their movie offerings.

The YouTube rentals range from 99 cents to $3.99 and can be viewed for 48 hours. The YouTube store is accessible in the US at http://www.youtube.com/store/. Payments for the movies are made through Google Checkout.  The majority of the movies are indies are documentaries, nothing main stream, but Google is currently negotiating with Sony, Warner Brothers, and Lions Gate in order to expand …

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