All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google TV’

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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Google Improves The YouTube/Google TV Experience

YouTube announced today that it is making it easier for users to enjoy YouTube on TV by automatically pairing their devices. “With the updated YouTube app for Android and Google TV rolling out today, you can play any video from your phone or tablet YouTube app on your TV with just one button,” a YouTube spokesperson tells WebProNews. “The feature …

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Android Developer Relations Team Answers Questions In This Hangout

Google has uploaded another Android Developers Office Hours hangout. It features the EMEA-based Android Developer Releations team (from the Google TV Team) answering questions. As usual, it’s about an hour long.

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Watch This Recent Google TV Developers Hangout

Google has been posting a lot of hangouts to its developer YouTube channel lately, and this week, they uploaded one for Google TV app developers. If you fall into this category, or are considering testing the Google TV waters, you might want to check it out. It’s about 53 minutes long.

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Google Play Movies & TV Coming to Google TV

This week Google announced that some essential features of Google Play will be rolling out to Google TV. Though they have been conspicuously absent from Google TV until now, the Google Play app will be getting movies, TV shows, and music, just like that smartphone version has. Google stated in a blog post to the Google TV blog that the …

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Google TV Is Finally Getting Google Play Movies, TV Shows And Music

Google announced today that Google Play Movies, TV shows, and Music are rolling out to Google TV over the course of the coming weeks. Users will be able to buy or rent content directly through the Google Play Store on Google TV devices, and purchases users have made on other devices will be automatically available through Google TV. “Google Play …

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Hisense Finds A Pulse In Google TV

Google TV is really picking up steam as we head into fall and the holiday shopping season. The launch of the Vizio Co-Star brought an affordable option to would be Google TV owners across the U.S. by launching at $99. Chinese manufacturer Hisense is now giving Vizio a little competition. Hisense announced today that they would be bringing the Hisense …

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Google TV Gets Free Movies With Crackle

When people think of movie streaming services, they usually think of Netflix. There is, however, an unsung hero in the free online movie movement. It’s called Crackle and like Hulu, it features ad supported television shows and movies. The best part is that it’s free and coming to a Google TV near you. Crackle’s Director of Partner Marketing, Samuel Notowitz, …

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Vizio’s Addition To The Google TV Family Is Now Available For Pre-Order

I was a little scared for the future of Google TV during I/O. The company didn’t talk about it during any of their keynotes and there wasn’t a lot of developer workshops dedicated to the smart TV software. Worry not, however, as the latest shining beacon of hope for Google TV is set to arrive soon with pre-orders starting today. …

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These Five YouTube And Google TV Videos May Help You Win A Living Room Audience

Google has posted many sessions from Google I/O, its annual developers conference held last week. I’ve pulled out a few that may help you broaden your audience, as far as attracting people watching their televisions, whether that be for your app or for your videos. This one provides tips for building, programming and promoting a YouTube channel: This one is …

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Google TV Gets Some Much Needed Improvements

I’m more than a little scared for Google TV. The company didn’t mention their attempt at invading the living room once during either Google I/O keynotes. While we could devote an entire article to what Google’s indifference towards Google TV means for them and consumers, we’re here to talk about the good news. It seems that Google isn’t totally blowing …

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Howard Stern and Oprah are Headed For Google TV

Reuters is reporting today that Sirius XM and Google have teamed up to bring all of Sirius XM’s content to Google TV. Sirius XM is the satellite radio company that hosts content such as The Howard Stern Show, Oprah Radio, and Martha Stewart Living Radio. The official announcement of the Sirius XM app for Google TV is set to be …

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Vizio And Google Are Making Your TV Smart With The CO-Star

Smart TVs will be all the rage sooner or later or so says the company execs who have been pushing them for the past year. Most people seem to think that it won’t really take off until Apple makes a true Apple TV, but it’s still a pretty niche market for now. Vizio is taking a shot at that niche …

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Google TV Announcement Coming At I/O This Week?

Years ago Steve Jobs called the Apple TV a “hobby.” As hobbies go, though, this one has turned out to be pretty popular. Though not one of Apple’s best-selling products, the Apple TV has made quite a respectable showing, especially since the launch of the second generation version in 2010 (the third gen, of course, came out in March alongside …

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Sony Finally Brings Google TV to the UK

Google announced over the weekend that Google TV is finally coming to the U.K. Those who have been waiting for a Google TV device can now pre-order a Sony Internet Player with Google TV from Sony’s web store. The players are estimated to be available around July 9. Sony is also planning to roll out its Google TV device to …

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10 Google I/O Videos You Should Watch Ahead Of The Event

Google I/O goes down next week, and developers will get their hands on a plethora of juicy new Google-related sessions, news and APIs (possibly even some Jelly Bean action). We’re still hoping for some interesting news around Project Glass. Either way, there is sure to be plenty for developers to sink their teeth into, so you might as well get …

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Google TV Set-Top Box Will Stream Content From Android 4.0 Devices

One of the coolest things that Microsoft showed off during its E3 press conference this week was SmartGlass. In essence, it allows any mobile device to share information with the Xbox 360 in a meaningful way to deliver content both ways for games and movies. It’s an evolution of Apple’s AirPlay that allows mobile Apple devices to stream content to …

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LG is Launching a Google TV Set in May

LG Electronics will begin selling TV sets running Google TV software by the end of the month. Reuters quoting Ro Seogho, LG’s executive vice president for TV business, as saying U.S. customers will be able to buy a Google TV starting May 21. The TVs will be manufactured at LG’s factory in Mexico starting May 17. Though this initial shipment …

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Revision3 App Now Available For Google TV

Keeping with its recent trend of adding more content and features to Google TV, Google today highlighted the fact that the Revision3 app for Android is now available for Google TV. Rob DeMilo, Revision3’s CTO, shared the app’s features in a blog post at the Google TV blog. From the blog: Revision3 has a wide selection of great shows to …

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