Google to unveil Android powered TV set


Google (GOOG) will unveil a new TV set-top box at its developer conference today, as it looks to not fall far behind Amazon's new Fire TV and Apple TV.

The device will use new Android TV software designed to play movies, games and other content, although the box will carry another company's brand. Users will also be able to control the TV through their Android devices.

Google has made previous attempts in recent years to launch a set-top box, such as the 2012 Nexus Q, and the 2010 Google TV launched through Logitech, Sony, Vizio and Asus.

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  • jpintoctr
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    Again the same iteration of Android in the TV. The story is 3 or 4 years old and Android is already incorporated in Samsung and other TV sets with mix if not bad results and no any real traction with consumers.
    There is a reason why Apple decided not to follow that path. Is a crowded market and there is nothing new Google can bring, except headlines and empty PR.
    We will see
    25 Jun 2014, 07:58 AM Reply Like
  • Americanmade
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    I have Google Chromecast. $35 bought at Walmart
    works great, when traveling and staying in hotels just attach to TV and have access to Netflix, HBOgo, Youtube and other shows...
    25 Jun 2014, 08:44 AM Reply Like
  • Americanmade
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    I have access codes to all pay tv premium channels, hbo,starz,cinmax,encor... In all when I travel
    I have access to over 60 channels of movies for FREE. Friends and relatives that
    have these services give me their pass codes.
    25 Jun 2014, 08:50 AM Reply Like
  • jumpshot
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    Does the new Google TV have a "flash player" for live web streaming? As an alumnus, I like to watch the live webcasts of my college basketball team. Otherwise, where is the really "new" innovation.
    26 Jun 2014, 03:21 PM Reply Like
  • jumpshot
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    Does Google TV software have a "flash player" for receiving live online webcasts? As an old alumnus, I still like to watch my favorite college basketball team, which does not make it to cable channels-lots of colleges have this ability to stream live webcasts. Time to really marry the internet and TV. Perhaps, AT&T is moving in this direction with the purchase of Direct TV.
    26 Jun 2014, 03:21 PM Reply Like
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