Google has launched their Google TV minisite and it looks pretty slick - especially when you take a look at (and think about) the apps potential. Matt Burns has an excellent post over at CrunchGear on the launch. Here's a nice list of what he's found so far:
- Apps are going to be a key feature and will include Pandora, Chrome, Twitter, Amazon, Android Gallery, and “starting early next year,” apps from the Android Market.
- Major TV networks such as HBO, TNT, TBS, CNN will have some sort of swanky video portal. This could possible be the device’s killer function.
- Fling, play audio or video on your phone on Google TV “with the press of the button.”
- YouTube is properly formated for a larger screen. Possibly a version of Leanback.
- You’ll be able to browse the web — or use apps — while watching TV. Think picture-in-picture.
- Google TV doesn’t launch to live content, but rather a customizable homepage with shortcuts.
- Google Queue: A DVR for the web. Build a list of websites, video podcasts, YouTube videos and watch them later — okay….
- “Over-the-air updates” Really? As opposed to updates via the constant Internet connection?
Love the Google TV line Your smartphone has apps. Now your TV does too.