Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Google TV Lacks Legs

Do you have any knowledge about Google TV? Only today I got to hear about it and that too from TechCrunch. It is quiet unbelievable that Google can make something like Google TV, which has no legs. Why am I using the word leg with Google TV? Just to make you know that it hadn’t ran really fast like any other Google applications.

So when did they launched this thing? Google says it has been five months and still there are billions of people out there who haven’t even heard about it. Generally, when Google launches a new application, it is ensured that it will get maximum exposure in very short time and even I couldn’t believe that I haven’t heard about it for nearly five months and I am online for almost 24 hours.

Google introduced Google TV to the world at Google I/O and in the mean time they have made updates to let people know something about it and use it to the most effect. And I think this was a good move by Google because at last by now people like me have heard about it and would like to have a look at it. Google TV is a new way to think about TV, combining current TV programming and the open web into a single, seamless entertainment experience.

With Google TV you can experience the new features and connect to the internet from your living room itself. Simplicity is experienced. You can do any online activities like playing games, viewing photos, playing videos and many more on your big screen. Sorry you cannot do writings (I don’t know whether it is possible).

Turner Broadcasting has been hard at work optimizing some of their most popular websites for viewing on Google TV, including TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, available anytime through Google TV. There are more other applications which would let you see your programs as usual. Many TV channels also work with Google TV and the number of channels will increase by time. Anyhow, I personally liked the new technology from Google.

But still I feel Google TV doesn’t have legs. Being such a tremendous product it should have got much more attention. But we should hope that Google provides some legs to it and will win the race.