Posts tagged as: Google TV

YouTube Ends Support for Older Devices

Google has made changes to its YouTube application that breaks compatibility with certain devices. Specifically, Google updated the YouTube Data API so it can incorporate new features. The changes in the API make YouTube non-functional on iPhones from 2012 and earlier, as well as video-based hardware, such as the Apple TV, versions 1 and 2 […]

Google Working on Nexus Set-Top Box to Take On Apple TV

Google may be preparing to release a Nexus-branded set-top box, according to new reports. This according to The Information, which claims that the search giant is planning to release an Android-powered set-top box in the next year. The move would mark an even stronger move into television for Google, and likely a full rework of […]

Sony Teases Google TV-Powered Bravia Smart Stick

Sony recently teased the existence of a new Google TV upgrade built for Sony television sets. The Bravia Smart Stick is a plug-in dongle not entirely unlike Google’s Chromecast accessory, as both devices plug directly into a television and enable Internet video streaming. Sony’s offering, though, appears tailored to Sony’s own television sets. The Smart […]

Sony Adds Voice Search to Google TV Set-Top Boxes

Sony has announced it is adding voice search to the next generation of its Google TV set-top box. The NSZ-GS8, the updated version of the NSZ-GS7, has a relatively unchanged trackpad and keyboard-based remote design from its predecessor, but the addition of a microphone allows it to be used for the vocal control system that […]

LG Teases New Google TV Hardware and HD TVs Before CES 2013

LG has released some details on its oncoming Google TV hardware refresh and range extension, set for the first half of 2013. The original 47-inch and 55-inch televisions already in the range has been joined by three more size options, as well as a refreshed physical design, and an upgrade to its onboard software to […]

YouTube App for Android Now Pushes Videos to Google TV

Google today announced an update to the Android YouTube application that makes it easier to play YouTube videos on television sets. The update allows Android smartphones and tablets to connect to Google TV boxes (via Wi-Fi) and push YouTube videos directly to the Google TV. The app also lets the Android phone or tablet act […]

Vizio Has the Co-Star Google TV Up for Pre-Order at $100

Vizio has fired its latest volley in the battle for people’s lounge rooms with the launch of its Co-Star Google TV set-top box. The device is now up for pre-order on the Vizio website for $100. In addition to Google TV, it also offers users the ability to install apps like OnLive, bringing console level […]

Sony Launches Google TV Set-Top-Box World Wide

Sony is launching its NSZ-GS7 set-top box internationally, putting it up for pre-order on in the UK and the US. The device is also slated for launch in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and the Netherlands later in the year. A version with an integrated Blu-ray player, the NSZ-GP9 is also expected to arrive […]

LG Puts G2 Google TVs on Display at Internet Week

LG took its new line of passive 3D G2 Google TV models to New York this week for Internet Week. The smart TVs feature redesigned user interfaces and the more powerful L9 dual-core chipset, which is based on ARM architecture, and a quad-core GPU. The sets will ship with the G2 Magic Remote, which sport […]

YouTube App for Google TV Gets an Update

The Google TV development team has enhanced the YouTube app for users’ hardware. A new My YouTube tab organizes channels and videos of users. It also sports a new Recommendations feature that will help users watch more of what they like. Private playlists are featured as a grid of videos to allow users to quickly […]

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