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Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
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JameKatt
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10/31/2011 | 5:20:28 AM
re: Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
Google TV is bound to FAIL. Google is trying to go against the massive movie, cable and TV industry by creating new channels via the internet and taking away advertisement dollars away from them. It's first move is to create a $100 million fund for new content.

Going against content owners such as movie studios and the TV industry means hardly anyone of note is going to cooperate with Google.

$100 million is a DROP IN THE BUCKET to the movie and TV industry. It is enough to make one movie. It is enough to pay off one actor - Charlie Sheen. It isn't enough to pay for full-time multi-channel content. Google is dreaming.

Google is up against the cable TV companies whose customers pay up to $200+ a month for TV content. Google makes pennies a month for ads to its customers. Google doesn't have enough money to create an alternative to cable TV. Google is dreaming.

If Google is SERIOUS about creating alternatives to cable TV, it has to pay TENS OF BILLIONS OF DOLLARS EACH YEAR. Clearly, it doesn't have the stomach for this. Clearly, it doesn't have the deep pockets for this. Clearly Google TV is going down as another beta product from Google.

Google's idea is to have content providers give away their content for free while Google rides on their coats to make money selling ads. This isn't going to work.
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10/29/2011 | 5:19:49 PM
re: Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
One of the best ways to promote Google TV is to throw in freebies to attract attention. Free video games is one example. Need to review what Android can do for Google TV. And the most important factor to consider is: you tube needs overhaul; need more than just short versions of all categories of videos. Can the current price structure and feature of set top box used with google tv compete with the price and features of Roku box?
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10/29/2011 | 4:37:03 PM
re: Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
Google has not given up on the development of 'Google TV' and so when there is more content available the other reluctant partners will jump-in on the band wagon. Its just a matter of time.
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10/29/2011 | 4:33:31 PM
re: Google TV Tries Again, Adds Android App Support
That's right, if Apple does TV it will be a revolution, well maybe for a year or two. Then people will realize that they don't fit into Apple's, one size fits all, approach. And don't forget that Apple has made it abundantly clear that they are above all interested in finding as much profit as possible. I owned all the Ipods and Iphones. I was convinced that my Iphone was the best phone there was, but last summer I bought a top end Android phone and realized that Google definitely had a better mousetrap (mousetraps).

Google TV was surely a not ready for prime time release, but I have used it for the past year to watch TV and movies. The Sony Android phone remote app was great, and the Google TV's ability to control every piece of AV equipment I have (2 receiver, fiber optic tv, bluray player, PS 3 MP3 / android phone input, etc.) was superior than even my $500 universal remote. But the inability to run Android apps was a serious fault that needed to be rectified.


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