The Google TV update that no one will care about

Summary:Good changes, but it's a shame that Google TV is dead in the water.

Google pushes a lot of new software and updates out of the door. Yesterday the company announced that it was getting ready to push out an update to Google TV devices ... and update that no one will care about.

The Google TV update will revamp several areas of the Google TV experience, including:

  • Smoother navigation
  • New channel pages
  • See related videos
  • Info screen

Great updates. Problem is, Google TV is pretty much dead in the water and no one will care about this update.

Logitech's Revue Google TV died on the vine, and while there are new players jumping on board the Google TV bandwagon (LG, Samsung and Vizio), but I really don't see what secret sauce these companies have that will give them the edge over Logitech's dismal failure. TVs are a highly competitive market and the big names are losing money hand over fist, and consumers don't seem to be interested in 'feature' TVs.


Topics: Tech & Work, CXO, Google


Adrian Kingsley-Hughes is an internationally published technology author who has devoted over a decade to helping users get the most from technology -- whether that be by learning to program, building a PC from a pile of parts, or helping them get the most from their new MP3 player or digital camera.Adrian has authored/co-authored technic... Full Bio

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