Google TV Remote for Apple iOS Devices Finally Makes an Appearance

Google TV Remote for iOSIf you're one of the one percenters out there who owns a majority of Apple products and felt compelled to buy a Google TV-powered Logitech Revue or Sony Internet TV over an Apple TV, good news. Starting today you can load the official Google TV Remote app for iPad, iPhone, and the iPod touch. As [...]

PlayStation Suite May Become Google TV’s Future Killer App

Sony PlayStation Suite Android AnnouncementThis potentially could be big news for fans and hardware partners of Google TV! Sony Computer Entertainment's President and Group CEO, Kazuo Hirai, states that Sony's Internet TV devices powered by Google TV may in the future get support for Sony's new PlayStation Suite (PSS), a technology that will soon allow "PlayStation Certified" Android phones to [...]

EFO Google TV Mini Wireless Keyboard Now Available

EFO Google TV Mini Wireless Keyboard with Logitech Revue KeyboardRemember the Rii Wireless Mini Keyboard we gushed over? Well, EFO now has a model optimized for Google TV. In fact, they've made it in two flavors, Bluetooth or RF, to suit your needs. MSRP is $65, but they have a $45.50 pre-order special going until February 15th. If you're wondering what the difference between this [...]

Cord-cutters Made Up 0.18% of the Market in 2010, Expected to Hit 2% Globally in 2015

Boxee Box NYC PreviewIs "cord-cutting," the act of intentionally replacing your cable / satellite TV service with a free to low cost IP-based over-the-top solution(s), overhyped? It appears so — at least until the end of this decade. According to Informa Telecoms & Media's recent study, the research firm found that there were only 1.2 million cord-cutters worldwide in 2010, equivalent to [...]

Samsung’s Smart TVs Serve Up 2 Million App Downloads Globally in January 2011

Samsung Smart TV Apps GraphicIt appears Samsung is on a tear with its TV app market. The company is announcing that they've hit 2 million downloads this month, doubling what they did at the end of November 2010. Congrats! Like the movie Field of Dreams, I guess if you build it they will come. We've had discussions on "What Is [...]

Sub-$100, ARM-based Google TV Device Imminent?

Google TV LogoOur friend Charbax at ARMdevice.net has it "on very high authority from someone at Google" that an ARM-based Google TV is "coming soon." While I agree that a sub-$100 Google TV product would be awesome, I don't agree with Charbax that nixing HDMI pass-through / TV overlay to reach the price point would be beneficial [...]

What Is and Isn’t a Smart TV

Google TV- Search InterfaceIt seems Intel has coined a new descriptor for connected home devices that defines a new category within the space. Personally, I like the term "Smart TV." Trouble is many have started grouping unintended devices and platforms as part of the mix when reporting on Smart TVs. According to Intel, a Smart TV is able [...]

GTV Hacker Finds a Way to Add Android Market and Hulu Support to the Logitech Revue with Google TV

GTV Hacker Google TV DemoTalk about a hack! GTV Hacker has found a hardware and software workaround to root Logitech's Revue set-top box with Google TV (instructions here), a feat that reminds me of the original Xbox hacks. As a result, GTV Hacker was awarded the $1,000 bounty offered by magicandroidapps.com. The hack, in addition, has enabled GTV Hacker [...]