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Google TV To Get Big Update

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  1. CatfishRivers

    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    Google TV to get a big update | Fox News (click for full article)

    "Google is still bullish about Google TV.


    The company is set to update its TV initiative at its developer conference this week, according to sources involved in the keynote address.
    Google has been trying to revolutionize television for nearly two years. The company uses its annual I/O conference to show off the latest iteration of Google TV and this year will be no different. The updates do sound promising though. Third party companies will demonstrate a few features we have long hoped Google TV would include.


    According to my sources, one of the demonstrations will combine live TV listings with Netflix and DVR content. This will be the first time all of these services will be in one place.


    The idea is to put content first and the source second. Because if you want to watch "The Walking Dead," do you really care if it is available live, on your DVR, or on Netflix? No. You don't. You just want to find it and let the search engine figure out where.


    This update will combine listings of any given show in one screen in clean categories all accessible and playable via a smartphone app.
    Other hardware manufactures plan to offer up Apple-style AirPlay features on Google TV. For example, at Computex this year, Taiwanese manufacturer Honeywid announced a new Google TV box that can stream movies from phones powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich).


    Other updates to Google's Developer support pages shows help is on the way for third-party developers to get their apps on the television. Among the sessions listed for developers: Bring Your App to the Big Screen, Command and Control in Your Living Room: Building Second Screen Apps for Google TV, and more.


    Google TV certainly needs a bigger update if it's going to live up to the hype set forth by Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. In December, Schmidt said "most" new televisions will have Google TV built in by Summer.


    Needless to say that hasn't happened yet."
     
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    CatfishRivers Well-Known Member

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    I noticed the article from my previous post mentioned:


    "Other hardware manufactures plan to offer up Apple-style AirPlay features on Google TV. For example, at Computex this year, Taiwanese manufacturer Honeywid announced a new Google TV box that can stream movies from phones powered by Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)."


    IMO Google really needs to make this kind of Airplay style feature native to the GTV operating system. In fact I would tend to think they are currently working on this. At least I hope so. That Taiwanese manufacturer Honeywid is very small - and they would need to license their device to a bigger manufacturer if it is to come to North America. In fact I have a suspicion that the Honeywid device just runs android TV and not the official Google TV OS. However I can't confirm that at this point.


    Also I doubt the Logitech Revue will be seeing this "big update" that is mentioned in the article.
     
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  3. ChrisG8

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    I doubt it also but we can hope.
     
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    Ha, great, another whiner that knows nothing about the product or how to use the product. I can speak for myself owning 2 Revues and 1 Sony GTV. I think the first generation is a great product and I expect the second generation to be better. Nothing is owed to me, I will get my money's worth, great value, great product to my way of thinking. Will the second generation be even better and for those that waited, worth the wait? Probably but I do know without those of us that purchased the first generation there would never be a second generation.
     
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    They don't need to work on this. It already works. Download Bubble UPnP from the market on your phone. You can then push content on your phone (or a DLNA server on the network) to your Google TV box. Well it works with the Sony Blu ray box fine. Not sure if Logitech screwed their customers on that.

    Google should stop half assing their OS media player/receiver/server/control point support and have a DLNA app built into the OS instead of letting 3rd party apps fill the hole.
     

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