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Google Fiber: Further Proof Of Google Abandoning Google TV

Discussion in 'Google TV General Discussion' started by CatfishRivers, Jul 27, 2012.

  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    GTVsource.com » Google Fiber: Further Proof of Google Abandoning Google TV (click for full article)

    From the article:

    "Google Fiber has just announced its launch in Kansas City, signaling one of the biggest moves for the future of (real) high-speed and accessible internet. It is a great step forward from the Search Giant, a step that is sure to change the whole country at some point. There is a bit of a discrepancy, though, one that simply can not be ignored by Google TV fans. Mountain View has once again decided to ignore the very existence of its smart TV platform, without making a single effort to advertise it or push its success even a little.


    This comes a surprise, as Google fiber seems to have been every other product's time to shine. Google is boasting its amazing internet speeds and a bundled TV experience; all for a price that is hands-down unbeatable. One can get 5 Mbps internet for free (with a $300 construction fee), 1 Gbps internet for only $70 per month and 1 Gbps internet plus TV for $120 per month. The latter 2 having waived construction fees.


    If that wasn't enough, users are getting an Android Nexus 7 tablet and discounted prices for Samsung Chromebooks. So once again: what about Google TV? A substantial part of this services revolves around the television. And with this being a major announcement, it was Google TV's time to shine, more so than Android and Chrome OS. Why Google decided to put its smart TV platform aside continues to be a mystery and makes no sense.


    Even if Google didn't see it fit to offer a discount for Google TV products, they could have at least mentioned its very existence. It enhances the TV experience and is highly based on the internet. A simple mention would suffice."
     
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  2. ChrisG8

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    There are no Google branded Google TV products, at least not yet, and why in the world would Sony or LG or Vizio offer a discount to Kansas City residents? Most of these articles trying to place Google TV in a negative light or claim Google is abandoning Google TV are not well supported or even inclusive of any logic or explanation. The authors just make a claim and you are on your own to find any support for the alleged conclusion. Google TV is certainly not dependent on super high speed internet and as far as I can tell, there is no content accessible that will benefit from it. Building Google TV into the Google Fibre digital cable box would be a good idea and using this as a test market for that new product would have made sense but that didn't happen. Claiming this would be a good co-promotion opportunity for the existing Google TV products doesn't add up. Any Google TV promotions need to be much farther reaching than Kansas City as far as Sony, LG and Vizio are concerned and they wisely chose to not bother. If Google can get Google Fibre airborn, that will be exciting but will not cause Google TV to take off.

    A one time $300 fee for free internet access at 5Mbps is something I would jump on immediately if there is a guarantee of that speed.
     
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    Google Fiber only shows us why they bought SageTV.
     
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    I have a friend in KC who's just got signed up. Will report his experience as time goes by.
     
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