News around the web: Google TV the future?

By on March 11, 2010, 1:00 PM
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jasonk1229 said:

thank you internet, connecting us all

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

I can definitely see internet TV taking off - so long as they're free like regular TV. This fits in with Google's business model much better than say, Apple's.

Anyway here in the UK all freeview channels are available for free online, and there are several companies who offer subscription TV over the internet. Personally, my TV isn't even connected to an aerial, as I run everything (TV, DVDs, games) through a computer.

Relic Relic, TechSpot Chancellor, said:

Google Everything! Resistance is Futile we'll have our hands in everything soon enough!

Joking aside (kinda), Internet TV isn't something new and SHOULD be the future like Revision3's programming, GO Tekzilla! But phone & cable companies are fighting it like no other because they know they are on the losing end. This is one of the main reasons for the ridiculous low bandwidth caps phone/cable companies are looking at. Now with Google entering the scene it'll be interesting to see what happens. I'm hoping for the best for us US consumers!

yorro said:

Internet TV is been here for a while. I heard about Google TV and their concept about it seems kinda impressive specially without any specific hardware.

Yoda8232 said:

Of course Google TV, seriously. Google is a very smart company and knows what their consumers want and need. Google deserves it.

rskapadia2294 said:

yeah man! great again!waiting for that google tv! concept is cool!

apple has also launched its tv but i don't like it!

Richy2k9 said:

hello ...

soon the verb 'to google' will make us giggle more for it will be 'gogle this, google that' & i really 'Google TV' will just be as good as other Google services!

Transformers: War for Cybertron seems a good way to get that franchise on the right gaming track, the movie based ones were not good at all,

cheers!

gobbybobby said:

I have Sky tv, and they offer lots of content on Xbox 360 and PC. They will launch lots of new online channels. I just need to wait till 2017, then maybe I will have a fast internet connection where I live.

megrawab said:

Not impossible! I've always been impressed on google's products and services along with yahoo's and msn's.

Docnoq said:

When I clicked the Transformers link, I thought I was going to read about the next Michael Bay movie.. but that game looks much better. If the game actually does follow the lore, my friend will sure be happy. I went to see both movies in theaters with him and he was always disappointed that they didn't follow the lore.

The overview seems solid, but I'll have to wait for a few reviews before jumping on it. Hopefully they add in some multiplayer :-)

gunabut said:

Yeah but Google know everything , period

elroacho72 said:

I think yes.The Google channel isn't to hard to imagine. Media players are already including internet content.

kweeny said:

Definitely a possibility, in fact a given. With internet spreading to all corners of the world, entertainment, media also needs to catch up or be left out.

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