Google TV

Google have launched a software platform for embedding in set-top-boxes and TVs that will allow search for streaming program content from the internet. Initially available in the US, launched in late 2010, ready for the Christmas buying peak. The Google TV official webpage shows a preview tour of the likely features.

The platform is to be based on the Android OS originally developed for mobile devices and will be open for developers to create their own applications. Interestingly the guidelines Optimizing websites for Google TV are a mirror of the tv-true play book; large text, careful choice of colors, no page scrolling etc.

Google TV in the News