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Android Headliner: What Happened to Google-TV?

Discussion in 'Google TV General Discussion' started by ulises1954, May 12, 2014.

  1. ulises1954

    ulises1954 Member

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    Its true, a tv that grew into dinosaur status in the lightning speed of 2 years.
     
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    I don't agree with his statement regarding Chromecast and Google TV. Chromecast is a toy. Google TV had real potential to contribute to the entertainment space. Too bad Google messed it up. Be hard to every trust them again when it comes to TV.
     
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    Chromecast is hardly a toy, it's just that it's more of an accessory to an Android phone or tablet. It works well, and they recently added screencasting for certain models of phones & tablets, Albeit in Beta form, and a little glitchy, it still performed better than other devices I own that claim to support "Miracast".

    It's often a mistake to trust any device to do something it doesn't do well out of the box. Chromecast was too cheap to care, but we're getting more use out of it.
     
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    Well toy may be pushing it but I have never had a player that has gotten so little use. The only interesting thing about it was rooting it. I am biased against devices that require a smart device to use. In addition, the last time I tried it there were so many limitations on the types of files it could handle. Plex kept having to transcode everything. AirPlay is quite a bit more reliable but I don't really use that a lot either except for photos and music.

    The big plus was the price of Chromecast. It was in the almost free category ( with the Netflix offer).

    I do agree with you that it is more of an accessory to an Android tablet/phone. At first the Apple TV was similar.

    I will give Google kudos for the packaging of Chromecast.

    I am tired of beta products and that is all I have ever experienced with Google products ( Chromecast, NSZ-GS7, Revue- not including my Fire TV which is great nor my Samsung Wacom based tablets which work fine).

    I have a hard time being unbiased when it comes to Google since I truly despise ads.

    Philip
     
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    I am as well, but I do own smart phones and tablets, and the ability to get something easily off the device on to a TV is something I find useful.
     

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