In July I purchased a new LG television with the Google TV platform installed. This was a new set, just introduced .. but now it seems that Google TV is heading for the scrap pile to be replaced with Android. Was this a foolish purchase? In attempting to watch HBOGO last night, I discovered that it won't play on the Google TV format, despite being a featured 'premium app' on the menu screen. Yet it works perfectly on my laptop. What's the point of making the service inoperable on one household device when it's easily accessible on another? Is Chromecast the best workaround solution for this? And in what ways are Chromecast and the upcoming Android system compatible and/or complementary? Will HBOGO work with new update from Google to Android TV? Where will all of this settle? How much longer can the cable giants hang on with the walls apparently crumbling around them? It all feels like a futile race to plug leaking holes while a new, cheap alternative for streaming becomes available every day.