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    How to Setup & Use Google TV – Features – A New Revolution in TV World

    This is a guest post by Mahender who blogs at StepsandTips. If you would like to write for NiharsWorld, check our guest posting guidelines.


    Google is now entering into another venture. Into Online TV area. Yes, Google is going to launch Google TV in early 2011. As per the Google TV features announced by Google, It is clear that it is another revolution in the web world as well as in TV world. Google is concentrating lot on its consumers to offer their extra ordinary services. Recently announced most popular launching like Google Phone, Instant search, Priority Inbox are best examples of this.
    How to Use & Setup Google TV - Features - New Revolution in TV World
    Google TV is an open platform for TV-related devices that brings together the best of TV and the best of the web to deliver the premier entertainment experience for the living room. It is built on Android and runs the Google Chrome web browser.

    Google TV Best Features

    • Search: Search for TV Channels as well as Web without having to change any inputs of your Television.
    • Do Everything: With Google Chrome and Adobe Flash Player 10.1, Google TV lets you access everything on the web. Watch your favorite web videos, view photos, play games,check fantasy scores, chat with friends.
    • A new world of apps for your TV: Google TV comes with apps like Netflix, Twitter, CNBC, Pandora, Napster, NBA Game Time, Amazon Video On Demand and Gallery. Starting early next year, apps from Android Market will work on Google TV as well.
    • Phone Remote: Your Android phone or iPhone can be used to control your Google TV in place of a remote control. Use your voice to search, and even use multiple phones to control the same TV. No more fighting over the remote!
    • Fling a video to your television: Found a great website on your phone and want to show it to everyone? Now you can. “Fling” what you’re watching, listening to, or doing on your phone by sending it to your TV with the press of a button.
    • Google TV - New Revolution in TV World Features , How to use, Set up of Google  TV

    • YouTube perfected for TV: With YouTube Leanback, you can watch videos without ever clicking play — just sit back and watch all of your favorite YouTube content, personally chosen for you, in full screen HD. You can even create new channels on the fly.
    • Watch and browse,simultaneously: With Google TV, you can browse the web or open an app and watch TV on the same screen. Check your fantasy football stats while watching the game, check your @replies on Twitter during American Idol, or purchase a product online right after you watch the ad. It’s just like picture-in-picture mode, but with the web and the TV.
    • TV gets a homepage:Turn on your television and you’ll instantly have access to your favorite channels, apps, podcasts, and websites, thanks to the Google TV home screen. The home screen is customizable for you, by you, so that you can always change your preferences.
    • Create a TV playlist: Want to watch something, but don’t have time right now? Send it to your Google Queue and watch it later. You can also subscribe to your favorite websites and video podcasts, add YouTube videos, and more. It’s like building a DVR for the web.
    • Record from the search bar: If you’re a DISH Network subscriber using Google TV, you’ll enjoy many enhanced TV and DVR features, including recording a show right from the search bar and being able to search all of your recordings at once.
    • Rock out in your living room: Listen to your favorite music on the best speakers in your house by creating a personal radio station on the fly with Pandora or listening to any song, any time, with Napster.
    • Google TV - New Revolution in TV World Features , How to use, Set up of Google  TV

    • The ultimate picture frame: Turn the biggest screen in your house into a beautiful, high definition photo gallery. Now your TV can stream photos from Picasa, Flickr, and every other photo-sharing site. Plus, you can access any public gallery, not just your own.

    According to Ambarish Kenghe (AK), Developer Product Manager, Google TV at googletv.blogspot.com

    We’re really excited about the enthusiasm surrounding the platform and can’t wait for it to reach your living room. Devices powered by Google TV will launch this month

    How to Setup & Watch Google TV

    At present there are two ways to watch Google TV.
    1. HDTV : TV with all features supports for Google TV. Sony presently developing its HDTV for Google TV. Intel is helping to improve the performance of
    Audio, Video and advanced graphics for for this Sony HD TV.

    Features of Sony HDTV

    • Sony HDTV has capable to load sites and streaming video links.
    • QWERTY Remotes makes navigation more simple.
    • Customize your own ever-evolving web library.
    • Automatic Updates available
    • You can search Channel, show website, streaming link quickly.

    2.SET Top Box: If you have your own TV. No need to purchase a separate TV, just buy Setbox to watch Google TV. Logitech Revue is offering its new Set-top Boxes now.

    Features of Logitech Set top Box

    Google TV - New Revolution in TV World Features , How to use, Set up of Google  TV

    • Enjoy Netflix to Pandora to CNBC.
    • Use Cool apps created just for you.
    • Do even more with Revue with a growing range of accessories – like the Logitech TV Cam that lets you make video calls in HD.

    According to Peter Sherman, Product Marketing Manager, Google TV at www.googletv.blogspot.com

    This is just the beginning of the adventure and we’re excited to be working with Logitech, who bring three decades of experience building best-in-class computer and TV peripherals.

    Google TV Setup Requirements

    Google TV - New Revolution in TV World Features , How to use, Set up of Google  TV

    • Camera : Connect a TV Cam to Revue and make your HD video calls to friends and family wherever they are, straight from your living room.
    • Applications : With Revue, you get a cool selection of preinstalled apps created just for your TV. And with a huge community of developers creating TV apps for the Android market, there’s no telling what your TV will be able to do.
    • HDTV : Your existing HDTV can be a whole lot smarter in minutes. By connecting Logitech Revue to your HDTV with an HDMI cable, you’ll be ready for the full web, powerful apps, and hardware accessories that let you do what TVs have never done before.

    • Revue Box: The Revue companion box connects to your HDTV, your cable or satellite box, and your Internet connection—so you can watch what you want, wherever it comes from, all in one place.
    • Cable/Satellite Box:A simple HDMI connection makes linking Revue with your cable or satellite box quick and easy.
    • Mobile Phone:Revue has the brains of our most advanced Harmony remote built right in. Just download the free Harmony software to your phone, and your smartphone can work like a smart remote.
    • Keyboard Controller:Logitech Revue includes the intuitive keyboard controller—an integrated compact keyboard, remote and touchpad—so what you want is at your fingertips. Just pick it up and type.
    • Internet Connection:Revue connects easily to your high-speed Internet wirelessly or with a cable to provide high-quality connectivity to audio and video.
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    7 Comments

    1. Jim says:

      The one question I can not find on Google TV is does it use your “existing Internet Service” which Google TV integrates into your Google TV OR do you instead subscribe to a Google TV Internet service which Google TV integrates into your TV and/or TV Service provider? Love the idea, BUT Google TV leaves out the most important question people want to know!

    2. wow… this will rock like all google launches, am sure

    3. This is gonna be a direct competitor to the Apple TV (which was a flop). DO you think this new initiative of Google going to be successful?

    4. Ben Harmon says:

      Lets hope the media content holders start to become more relaxed and let people watch content on their boxes at better prices. Some type of unlimited subscription like Netflix or maybe have plans where you can choose any 5 tv series you want for a certain price then have other plans where you can pick more series. Something needs to change as people aren’t going to pay $3.99 for every episode like you have to on iTunes.

    5. Techroid says:

      Google TV vs Apple TV . I think Apple TV is the best 🙂 . Cool post and thanks for it.

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