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  1. Rickaren

    Rickaren New Member Staff Member

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    Google TV Scores An ‘Adult Video’ Channel, Courtesy Of Vivid

    11/07 2011




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    Never mind the Internet – the TV was invented for pr0n. And now Google TV users can get their fictional passion fix, too, thanks to adult film studio Vivid Entertainment. The latter, always aiming to please, is today giving birth to a dedicated Google TV app (NSFW) – or channel if you will.


    According to Vivid, it will be the first app “designed to make sexually explicit content available through the new Google TV set top device”. In high-definition, no less.


    Obviously not safe for work – unless you work from home like I do – but you can watch a video demo of the Google TV app on Vivid’s website. Again, NSFW, depending on where you W.


    I’m not an expert, but my coworker Jason Kincaid made me promise to mention how awesomely awesome the background music for the video demo is. Listening to it is SFW.


    Vivid for Google TV will be available at no additional cost to subscribers to Vivid.com, which currently offers a package of features such as streaming of Vivid’s adult movies, celebrity sex tapes, educational videos and more. Access to the site is restricted to persons over 18 years old.


    Obviously, Google won’t be publicizing this app on the Android Market. Presumably, you’ll have to enable non-Market downloads and obtain Vivid’s app on your own – just like you’ll be watching the channel on your own. It’s all easy enough to do, really. I’m talking about the downloading.


    Anyway. Said Steven Hirsch, co-founder and co-chairman of Vivid:
    “[Vivid for Google TV] is a central part of our making Vivid available everywhere concept, which gives fans unified access to our content through their personal computers, mobile devices, tablets, television sets and DVD players.”
    Hirsch says Vivid spent more than a year developing a code base for a “robust, standalone Internet-TV channel with a friendly interface for the consumer that can be used with the current Google TV technology and other Internet protocol presentation methods now in development”.


    I’m left wondering which category the app will fall in: Entertainment, Lifestyle, or TV & Movies?



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    There are a lot of free adult sites that work with Google TV. No special app is really needed. However I didn't think it would be appropriate to post the links for the adult sites in the "Project Free TV" thread. If the administrator thinks it's appropriate - perhaps we could have a separate thread only for adult links? Otherwise I'll avoid posting the adult links.
     
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    that song is amazing

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  5. Rickaren

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    Google TV porn powered by HTML5, not native apps

    Nov. 7, 2011






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    Google TV owners can now access XXX-rated content more easily, thanks to a new content channel from porn powerhouse Vivid (this link, as well as many others in this article, is not safe for work) launched earlier today. Hardcore porn for Google TV makes for a flashy headline, but there’s a more compelling tech story buried in this announcement: Vivid chose to utilize HTML5, not a native Android app, to bring its content onto Google’s living room platform. I was told by a company spokesperson that users simply have to navigate to the Vivid.com website with their Google TV device to be redirected to an optimized web app.

    No market for porn apps

    Vivid could have gone down a different route as well: Google’s Android Market doesn’t allow any X-rated apps, but Google TV owners are free to install non-market apps on their device, just like on any Android handset. And there are plenty of porn apps available for Android mobile phones and tablets. There’s even an XXX-rated alternative to Google’s own Android market called MiKandi (link NSFW) that helps consumers to get adult apps onto their phones.


    However, I was told that we should’t expect a MiKandi version for Google TV devices any time soon. “We’re always looking for ways to expand our product to as many screens as we can,” a Mikandi spokesperson told me via email, adding: “At this time, we don’t have immediate plans to extend MiKandi to Google TV.”

    HTML5 is more discreet than apps

    Vivid isn’t alone with its HTML5 stance, either. PinkVisual (link NSFW) launched a Google TV web app when the platform was first released a year ago, which hasn’t seen much traffic since. “Like the Google TV itself, it hasn’t taken off very well,” I was told by PinkVisual President Allison Vivas.

    The company has a few mobile apps available through MiKandi, but Vivas told me that for the time being, HTML5 seems to be the way to go, at least on the TV screen. “This may still be due to the automatic bookmarking that happens when you download an app versus a browsing history which could easily be deleted,” she explained.

    Interoperability is key

    The shame factor of a hardcore porn app on your living room TV may be one reason adult studios gravitate towards HTML5, but there’s also a bigger lesson to be learned from the way the porn industry approaches this new platform: Vivid co-founder Steven Hirsch made it clear that today’s launch isn’t just about Google TV:
    We spent more than a year developing a code base for a robust, standalone Internet-TV channel with a friendly interface for the consumer that can be used with the current Google TV technology and other Internet protocol presentation methods now in development.
    In other words: Vivid didn’t want to just bet on one platform, and instead created a web app that can also easily be used with other HTML5-compatible connected devices.


    The porn industry has long been a kind of canary in the coal mine for the entertainment business. They were the first ones to embrace paid content online, and among the first ones to suffer huge losses from online piracy. That’s why both Google and mainstream media companies should take notice when adult studios are now taking a cautions approach towards Google TV, betting on HTML5 to be compatible with any future contenders.


    And the success of porn on Google TV could also become a kind of indicator for the general success of the platform. Said Stephen Yagielowicz, senior technology editor for adult industry mag XBiz (link NSFW):
    Anywhere there is a substantial audience of tech-savvy consumers with disposable income, you can be sure that adult entertainment will find a way in. Whether it finds a home and stays, is another matter.


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    Will Porn Boost Google TV Viewership?

    November 7, 2011

    [​IMG]Adult content often leads the way in the mainstreaming of entertainment technology, so today’s announcement from Vivid Entertainment may prove to be a milestone for Google TV. The adult film studio is launching Vivid for Google TV, the first TV app specifically created to deliver sexually explicit content.


    The new channel will stream content in high definition to subscriber television sets and computer screens via an appropriate model of connected television, set-top box or Blu-ray player.


    There’s no need for parental concern, since the Vivid content has to be deliberately invited into homes and cannot be accidentally encountered. The app is available at no additional cost to Vivid.com subscribers – who must be over 18 years old – and includes streaming movies, celebrity sex tapes, XXX parodies of popular superheroes, educational videos and other content.


    “Vivid for Google TV gives our fans a new way to enjoy Vivid movies in high quality HD and with other benefits that provide a very appealing, highly enjoyable, and user friendly experience,” said Steven Hirsch, co-founder and co-chairman of Vivid. “It is a central part of our making Vivid available everywhere concept, which gives fans unified access to our content through their personal computers, mobile devices, tablets, television sets and DVD players.”


    Hirsch said no other adult companies are currently deploying a true Internet system that includes 24/7 access and constantly streaming movie content. “We spent more than a year developing a code base for a robust, standalone Internet-TV channel with a friendly interface for the consumer that can be used with the current Google TV technology and other Internet protocol presentation methods now in development,” he said.


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    I really don't think The Admins. would really like that to much.. May be wrong.. But, probably not so....

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    Bow chicka bow wow!

    Sounds like a 70's version if ya ask me... I did have a good chuckle at that though... [​IMG]
     

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