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Google TV has been generating a lot of buzz on the Internet for a while now. Up until now, however, Google hasn’t released much information about their upcoming product, aside from a few small announcements and screenshot releases.

That all changed a few days ago, when Google launched a mini-site detailing the much anticipated Google TV What is Google TV and why do I want it? What is Google TV and why do I want it? Read More platform. Included with a quick tour, this website reveals a bunch of juicy details about what we can expect to be included with the platform.

Here are the key points illustrated in the tour:

  • Search across every channel, every app, and the entire web, simultaneously.
  • Ability to browse the whole web, not just some of it.
  • Comes with several of your favorite apps, and next year developers can create their own.
  • Use your phone as a remote, including voice search.
  • Customizable home screen with favorite channels, apps and websites.
  • Seamless switching between TV and web, or watch both at the same time.
  • DVR access right from the search bar.
  • Easy to install and works with your current setup.

Loads Of Apps

On the Features page of the site, Google includes a link to a YouTube video in which they demo the wide variety of apps that will be available on the platform. Check it out:

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Needless to say, you are going to be able to do a lot with your TV using Google’s platform. You can view more examples of how the service will look on the website’s Spotlight page. The page states that there will be more examples in the near future.

Will you be getting a Google TV enabled television or box? What are your thoughts on the future of television?

Source: CrunchGear

  1. Asa
    October 7, 2010 at 9:46 am

    Finally! This this sounds like a great step forward for the connected home/internet/tv/computer. I've been using a home theater TV setup based around Windows Media Center for five years. It has proved overall to be the most elegant and functional connected multimedia tv setup, whether computer or set-top box based, that I know of, but has still suffered from slow adoption, slow development, complexity, cost of a convenient setup, and limitations (especially with digital hd reception), and although it supports third party applications, there is no marketplace for them, and they are often hard to find, under-developed, and under-integrated.

    I don't expect however to actually try it, since in my case the "convenience" of a STB/TV setup instead of a computer/extra hardware/stb's/tv setup formula doesn't quite apply. I have downscaled into a small RV, and need to limit number of devices and space and power usage. I am now using a multimedia laptop that has the inputs and storage required as my pc/tv/etc.

    Now for home/spaceship automation, voice control, and artificial intelligence to really come together.

  2. Asa
    October 7, 2010 at 7:46 am

    Finally! This this sounds like a great step forward for the connected home/internet/tv/computer. I've been using a home theater TV setup based around Windows Media Center for five years. It has proved overall to be the most elegant and functional connected multimedia tv setup, whether computer or set-top box based, that I know of, but has still suffered from slow adoption, slow development, complexity, cost of a convenient setup, and limitations (especially with digital hd reception), and although it supports third party applications, there is no marketplace for them, and they are often hard to find, under-developed, and under-integrated.

    I don't expect however to actually try it, since in my case the "convenience" of a STB/TV setup instead of a computer/extra hardware/stb's/tv setup formula doesn't quite apply. I have downscaled into a small RV, and need to limit number of devices and space and power usage. I am now using a multimedia laptop that has the inputs and storage required as my pc/tv/etc.

    Now for home/spaceship automation, voice control, and artificial intelligence to really come together.

  3. Janitorial Services
    October 6, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    looks cool.
    Thanks

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