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Google Cuts Google TV Dev Support, Focuses On Android TV, Cast

It’s hard to believe, but it’s been just shy of five years since Google first unveiled Google TV at Google I/O in 2010. There were a lot of hopes for the platform that launched with partnerships with Sony, Logitech, and Dish, but few of those hopes ever panned out. It just didn’t catch on. Now, the company is officially putting …

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Android TV Unveiled at Google I/O

Google unveiled its successor to Google TV today at the I/O keynote – and as expected it’s called Android TV. Although previously believed to be some sort of set-top box (like an Apple TV), Android TV is instead a software platform meant to be baked into various smart TVs and set-top boxes from third-party manufacturers. As you would expect, you’ll …

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Google’s TV Strategy Could Shift to Android

For years now, Google has been trying to make the leap from computers to TV. The internet’s largest advertiser released Google TV in 2010 with the hope of expanding its reach into the lucrative TV market while heading off Roku, Apple, and others in the coming streaming video services market. Unfortunately for Google, content providers were loathe to give the …

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Google Reportedly Ditching Google TV For Android TV

When Google first revealed Google TV at Google I/O back in 2010, it showed a lot of promise, but even then, many were skeptical of its potential. It seems that now, Google is giving up on the brand, but not the concept, moving toward an Android TV strategy, and leaving Google TV in the past. Google has not announced this …

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Samsung Acquires Boxee For $30 Million [Report]

Boxee is just one of many players that are trying to hasten along the cord cutting trend by bringing media streaming to the living room. After a few years of operating as an independent company, Boxee has reportedly been bought up. Isreali site The Marker (as translated by The Verge) reports that Samsung has acquired Boxee for $30 million. The …

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Redbox Instant Now Available For Google TV

Google announced today that there is now a Redbox Instant by Verizon app for Google TV. Redbox Instant senior product manager Brad Bowers writes on the Google TV blog, “It’s Friday night and you want to watch a movie. Great! If you have Google TV, now you can enjoy a flick in your living room using the Redbox Instant by …

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Google TV Updates To Latest Version Of Android

Google announced today that Google TV is being updated to the latest version of Android and Chrome. This is, of course, one of a slew of announcements out of the Mountain View company today, with Google I/O currently in full swing. Over the last three years since Google TV came out, its ecoystem has grown to 10 device manufacturers, 5 …

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CES 2013: ASUS Qube Is The Latest Google TV Device

Before CES, Google announced that a number of new Google TV hardware devices would be hitting the show floor at CES. ASUS was the first up with QUBE, a Google TV set-top box that’s not trying very hard to hide its Boxee Box-inspired design. The ASUS Qube, like other Google TV set-top boxes, transforms any HDTV into a smart TV. …

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Google TV Will Have A Major Presence At CES 2013

For the longest time, it seemed like Google TV wasn’t really going anywhere despite all the money Google and its hardware partners were pouring into the platform. You could still argue that it’s not going anywhere, but Google apparently has some big plans for the platform this year. Google announced today that Google TV will have a big presence at …

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Google Announces New Google TV Partners, Devices To Be Shown At CES

Google announced today that it has some new Google TV partners and that new devices and more updates from existing partners will be revealed at CES next week. More content will also be revealed. “Asus, Hisense, TCL and others will show products with Google TV launching in the coming weeks,” Google says in a blog post. “Existing partners like LG, …

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Watch The Latest Google TV Developers Office Hours

Google has put out a new Google TV developers Office Hours hangout. The video features a developer demoing a gesture-based interface for Google TV. Earlier this month, Google TV received a big update with Voice Search and PrimeTime Guide. More on that here.

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Google TV Gets Big Update With Voice Search, PrimeTime Guide

Google announced a new update for Google TV, which adds Voice Search, a revamped TV & Movies app called PrimeTime, and integrates YouTube mobile pairing. “Instantly access the power of Google TV, simply by using your voice,” Google says in a blog post. “Just speak to watch TV shows and movies, start playing a YouTube video, open applications, go to …

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