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YouTube apps will retire on some smart TVs, Apple TV, iOS devices: Here's what to do

YouTube apps will retire on some smart TVs, Apple TV, iOS devices: Here's what to do

By 21 April 2015

Are you seeing a strange warning video on your YouTube app? It might be that your device is using an older version of YouTube that's about to expire. In March 2014, YouTube announced that it was moving from something called Data API v2 over to Data API... >>

Android TV replaces Google TV, as living room gets more attention

Android TV replaces Google TV, as living room gets more attention

By 25 June 2014

Android is heading to the living room, as Google looks to rebrand its failed Google TV service with Android TV. Accusing smart TVs of being pretty dumb, Google is planning on reinventing its Google TV offering as it attempts to beat devices like Apple... >>

Google planning to launch Android TV, simplifying its Google TV for the masses

Google planning to launch Android TV, simplifying its Google TV for the masses

By 6 April 2014

Google plans to revamp its television offering by ditching the long-failed Google TV and launching a new Android TV platform. The Verge, who obtained screenshots of the Android TV interface, reports Android TV will be more closely aligned with other... >>

Google 'Nexus TV' Android device to launch next year, says report

Google 'Nexus TV' Android device to launch next year, says report

By 7 December 2013

Google is developing a "Nexus TV" device. Tech news blog The Information, which cited an anonymous Google employee, reported that Google has a "Nexus TV" device in the works. It runs Android, streams video content from Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, etc, and... >>

Android 4.4 KitKat tipped to have big TV focus to usher in 'Android TV'

Android 4.4 KitKat tipped to have big TV focus to usher in 'Android TV'

By 24 October 2013

The next version of Android, dubbed KitKat, will have a focus on television with increased compatibility alongside smartphones, reports ETnews. A revamped interface for televisions is said to be included in the new version of Android, bringing a "greatly... >>

Google ditching Google TV branding, wants to invade the living room with Android TV instead

Google ditching Google TV branding, wants to invade the living room with Android TV instead

By 10 October 2013

Google is preparing to kill-off its three-year-old Google TV brand, which has struggled to gain traction among partners and customers. GigaOm, citing manufacturers in the industry, reports that Google is no longer selling its software for the living... >>

Sony Smart Stick announced, Google TV in a Chromecast form factor for the Bravia line

Sony Smart Stick announced, Google TV in a Chromecast form factor for the Bravia line

By 20 September 2013

Google's own Chromecast will not be the death of Google TV as many have hinted. Instead, the platform has added its own small MHL plug-in device in the form of the Sony Smart Stick, a device that has finally been announced after last weekend's short preview... >>

Google to continue foray into living room with secretive set-top box powered by Android?

Google to continue foray into living room with secretive set-top box powered by Android?

By 26 July 2013

The month of July should just be called "Google Television" month. Even more television-related news emerged on Thursday in connection with Google. According to The Wall Street Journal, citing anonymous people briefed on the device, Google has a secretive... >>

Google TV is not dead, Chromecast not a replacement

Google TV is not dead, Chromecast not a replacement

By 25 July 2013

Google yesterday unveiled Chromecast, a 2-inch dongle that beams video from device to TV, leaving many wondering if Google would soon kill off its fledgeling Google TV product. Nope. Google TV's Warren Rehman confirmed on Thursday via Google+ that Google... >>

Google TV now offers Verizon's Redbox Instant streaming app

Google TV now offers Verizon's Redbox Instant streaming app

By 4 June 2013

Google TV announced on Tuesday that it now offers Verizon's Redbox Instant streaming app. Brad Bowers, a senior product manager of TV applications for Redbox Instant by Verizon, explained on the official Google TV blog that Google TV users with a Google... >>