Monday, 07 April 2014 05:08
Google TV wasn't as much of a hit as they would have liked, and let's face it - this is a pretty crowded market. With things like Roku, Western Digital's LiveTV, Plex, Boxee, XBMC, Amazon FireTV and a ton of others, this is a market where in order to survive, you have to either have a killer feature, or a killer price. Google is trying again with "Android TV" and you can take a look at what they've been working on below.
Every so often, some enterprising computer company will claim they’ve finally fixed the TV. They’ll talk about how they’ve turned a dumb terminal into a smart computing platform that extends your work and play to a gigantic screen. Then, we’ll watch as the idea flops because they fail to line up content deals or wind up delivering a confusing, haphazard experience. That was the story of Google TV, which became the laughing stock of the industry after Google chairman Eric Schmidt bet that it would ship on the majority of new televisions in 2012. (He was sorely wrong.)