According to a recent article from GigaOm, an unnamed executive currently working for a manufacturer that partners closely with Google to bring Google TV to the masses, says that Google TV as a brand might be dying soon. Instead, Google will rebrand the platform as Android TV, and basically hopes that it sticks, then continues to grow to more living rooms across the globe.
Still in the market for a Google TV? Deals site Woot! is hosting a pretty good deal on the Sony NSZ-GS7, a year-old model of the company’s Google TV lineup. The boxes are new and not refurbished, still selling for around $150+ on Amazon and other e-retailers. With the box, you can access Google Play and many Android apps right from your HDTV, as well as control Netflix, Hulu and other content providers like that. (more…)
Yesterday morning, Google launched Chromecast, a $35 HDMI dongle that plugs directly into your HDTV, allowing for easy media streaming straight from the web. Good news for Google TV lovers is that support for the device is coming in an update later this year according to a Google employee. (more…)
There is a ton of good stuff coming out of this year’s Google I/O, so while we take a break from the madness, let’s try to get you caught up on the happenings. Last night, an update was pushed out to Google Play Books, allowing for users to upload their own files such as PDFs and EPUBs. There is also a refreshed design for your library and table of contents pages. (more…)
Been waiting ever so patiently for the ASUS Qube to drop? Well, it has finally arrived on Newegg’s site, which for just $140, will get you the latest version of Google TV, a do-it-all remote, 50GB of ASUS web storage, and access to that nifty voice search feature for your living room. (more…)
One of the categories that was not discussed at length at last year’s Google I/O event was Google TV. Some took the lack of talks surrounding the platform as a sign that Google TV could be nearing its end, but according to the Google TV Developer G+ page, some news regarding the platform will most certainly be in attendance. (more…)
Today, Google has announced through their official Google TV blog that we have lots to look forward to next week at CES. According to the post, we will be seeing the future of the platform, as it will be presented through new hardware from various partners such as ASUS, Sony, LG, Vizio, and more. (more…)
If you’re the owner of a brand new LG television equipped with Google TV, you’re in luck! Amazon has released an official Amazon Instant Video app for 2012 LG models only, kind of leaving the rest of us out in the cold. The app brings a fantastic user interface to buy and watch movies/shows from, as well as look through your watchlist and closed captioning options.
According to Google, we can expect more Google TV devices to be supported soon, but no time frame was given. My guess? Well, let’s shoot for, “many moons” from now.
Via: Google TV Blog