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Google TV site goes live

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

Monday, October 4, 2010
4 years ago7,526 views

google.com/tv/

Two products for now Sony Internet TV and Logitech Revue.

TOMHTML [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

HTML5 only...

Pau Tomàs [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

When no Flash found the site redirects to google.com/tv/quicktour_noflas ... which instead of flash videos shows static images on the Tour. Why no HTML5 video by default and fallback to Flash?
My guess is because Adobe is a partner on Google TV (twitter.com/AdobeSPP/status/26 ...)

mbegin [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

<< It’s been almost five months since we introduced Google TV to the world at Google I/O, and today we’re happy to give you an update on our progress. For those who haven’t yet heard of it, Google TV is a new way to think about TV: it’s a platform that combines your current TV programming and the open web into a single, seamless entertainment experience.

One of our goals with Google TV is to finally open up the living room and enable new innovation from content creators, programmers, developers and advertisers. By bringing Google Chrome and access to the entire Internet, you can easily navigate to thousands of websites to watch your favorite web videos, play Flash games, view photos, read movie reviews or chat with friends—all on the big screen... >>

googletv.blogspot.com/2010/10/ ...

Juha-Matti Laurio [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

Related

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Philipp Lenssen [PersonRank 10]

4 years ago #

I think their tour isn't set up as good as it could. Why not simply show a longer video of a person sitting on their couch and actually using the different things Google TV offers, going through the different use cases by practical examples? Right now it's a lot of semi-involving text bits... the context of TV is not always clear because the TV isn't shown in all cases... you need to click through manually... they're telling, not showing, and with a lot of what sounds like marketing speak. "Television, meet search engine"... "TV gets a homepage"... "Fling a video to your television"... yeah, so what does that mean for me? Apple knows how to do such introductory commercials quite well, like the ones they did for the iPad. Google's tour lacks direction, I think.

As a developer, the most interesting thing though for me is this bit:
"Anyone can develop content for Google TV's open platform through made-for-TV websites, and, starting in 2011, Google TV apps."

Maybe multiplayer, casual TV based games would be an option.

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