How much would you pay for Google TV? Dish Network wants to know.
Companies seem to love to ask their customers how much they'd pay for their products. In recent weeks, the New York Times has been asking subscribers how much money they would drop to get access to content behind its forthcoming paywall.
Companies seem to love to ask their customers how much they'd pay for their products. In recent weeks, the New York Times has been asking subscribers how much money they would drop to get access to content behind its forthcoming paywall. Now Dish Network is polling Internet users as to their interest in shelling out for Google TV.
Engadget has taken screens from an online survey that finds the satellite TV provider asking, among other things, how much people would pay for a Google TV device, how much per month they'd pay to get advanced functionality through Dish for that device, and just how interested respondents are in Google TV to begin with. A number of pricing points are dangled, such as nothing upfront for the device and a $15 monthly fee or $299 upfront and no monthly fee -- and seemingly every combination in between.
Perhaps most interesting are the questions that gauge the pricing level that consumers would feel is a "great deal" for a Google TV device or would "begin to look too expensive." Part of those answers would be dependent on what else comes with the device, and Dish Network does ask how appealing a $300 Google TV unit would be if it included a Blu-ray player.
Much of the "advanced integration" that Dish is offering would seem to be what the standard features for a Google TV should be -- the ability to watch online content and access email and chat on your TV, receive recommendations for shows based on what you're watching, and download an unlimited number of apps for the device.
Frankly, I'm not convinced that I would pay anything for those features, though I wouldn't complain if a Blu-ray player I purchased came with Google TV built into it. And I certainly wouldn't pay an additional fee on top of buying a Google TV device. Unfortunately, I was not invited to participate in the survey.
What would you pay for Google TV? Anything? Let us know in the Comments section.