All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google TV’

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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YouTube Launches Brandcast, Devotes $200M to Ad Campaign

YouTube’s looking to evolve from offering only a conglomeration of amateur videos and pirated clips and become a legitimate provider of premium content with its new marketing tool, Brandcast, and it’s looking to achieve that goal by pledging millions of dollars toward the campaign. Yesterday at a celebrity-laden courtship for advertisers that featured the likes of Jay-Z, Virginia Madsen, Julia …

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YouTube Google TV App Updated With New Features

Google has been working on improving and updating Google TV quite a bit lately. Just last week the TV & Movies app was updated to include a new recommendation service. This week, the YouTube app for Google TV has been updated to include a similar recommendations. These types of improvements will probably be ongoing, if the success of the Google …

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Google TV’s First Hackathon Was A Success

Google announced a few weeks ago that they were going to hold the first ever Google TV hackathon. It was a pretty novel concept since smart TVs are still not really that widespread. All the better too since this will give developers a head start once smart TVs do begin to take over the living room. As you might have …

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Google Launches Netflix-Style Recommendations For Its Google TV App

Google has announced changes to the TV & Movies app that is an essential part of its Google TV devices. On a post at the Google TV blog, Greg Funk, a Google TV Product Manager, announced some new features that have been added to the app. What I took from the post is that Google is hoping to provide users …

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Google TV Gets First Ever Hackathon

Google technology thrives off of hacking. No, not that kind of hacking. The kind of hacking that unlocks the full capabilities of the device and explores new ways it can be used. The Google TV has seen a number of unofficial hacks, but Google is finally hosting an official hackathon event. The Google TV blog announced a partnership with two …

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Google Fiber Project Progresses Through The Kansas Cities

Google is busy hanging fiber. Kansas City, Kansas got the honor of becoming the home of the Google Fiber project back in March of last year. Google said that their intentions were to bring an ultra-high-speed network to the entire city, providing 1 Gigabit per second fiber-to-the-home connections to everyone. The plan was to test it, and eventually expand Fiber …

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