What Is Google TV
There has been much buzz around the hottest topic in town – Google TV and of manufacturers showcasing their “Google TV” devices. Do you feel lost with all this noise and end up wondering what actually is Google TV all about or what it would mean to the user as an end product and how is it different form the conventional TV or DTH you watch today?
Simply stated, Google TV brings together two technologies for you – 1. Television and 2. Internet.
The most striking and defining feature of Google TV is that it would allow you to “Search your Television” in a seamless manner. What it means is, suppose that you are watching a show – say a show on car reviews. Now, if you want to search for other similar shows that are there, you can now use Google TV to search for these shows and it would find them for you searching your TV, web, apps, etc and lets you access them with a single click – all without having to leave your Television and going to your PC to do so! You can switch from TV to Web without even having to change your input.
Here is a quick look into what all Google TV does for you besides this:
The Web Now becomes a Channel: You can actually surf the net just as you switch between channels on your TV. Now do all your favorite online stuff from social networking, mailing, posting and view pictures, etc on your TV itself.
Your Mobile becomes your Remote Control: You can use your Android phone or iPhone to control Google TV much the same way as a conventional remote control. What’s more, it allows you to use multiple mobiles for doing the same, hence you can have multiple people controlling the TV at the same time and no more fights over the remote!
Watch & Browse At the same time: You can be browsing the internet and watching your favorite show at the same time on the same screen!
“Fling” mobile content to your TV: Did you find an interesting site on your phone or want to share what you are listening to on your phone with everyone? You can now “Fling” what you are doing on your phone by sending it to your TV with a click of a button!
Your TV gets a Homepage: Just as you have a homepage on your Internet browser, you now have a Homepage for your TV showcasing not only your favorite channels but also websites, apps, podcasts, etc.
Turn your TV into a Picture Frame: Google TV allows you to stream in pictures from Picasa, Flickr or any other Photo sharing site!
Create Playlists: You can create playlists and subscribe to your favorite podcasts, YouTube videos etc
Google TV offers other features like Video On Demand and Recording Shows but they may vary based upon your location and service provider.
Hopefully this quick roundup gave a practical understanding of how Google TV affects us and changes the way we watch television in the future!
Related terms: Watch Free TV Online, New Apple TV, Online TV, Hulu TV, Sony Google TV, Google TV Receiver, Google TV Products, Google TV Ads
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