Are You Ready For Google TV?

Just when you think Google can’t outdo itself!  Enter their next brainchild – Google TV!  Yes you read that right!  They announced plans to have this available in the fall of 2010. This concept plans to bring you all the things you love about the Internet and TV together in one new incomparable service. While the idea of integrating the web and TV have been around for about 10 yrs., Google is finally ready to bring this platform to fruition.

With this venture, Google has partnered with several huge companies to make this dream a reality like Intel, Sony and Logitech.  Your TV will now act as one big central hub for all your entertainment pleasure.  You will be equipped with a full web browser and unlimited access to the Internet.  The goal is to be able to view web content and TV on one device from the same interface.  Each TV will be equipped with both Ethernet and Wi-Fi capabilities to make surfing the web a breeze!

What’s even better is that you don’t have to go out and spend tons of money on a new TV with this service built in, because they are going to have a set top box, called a Buddy Box that will allow you to have this service brought right to your existing TV. Google TV is poised to make your TV smarter and easier to use, which will allow you to spend less time trying to find something to watch and more time actually viewing your favorite shows.  You will be able to jump back and forth between the web and TV with the push of a button, or at least that is the plan.  While the Google TV demo today used a huge interactive keyboard, you can be assured the forces that make up this high tech partnership, will have a universal remote ready for the actual launch later this year!

While you may be wondering what is going to happen to satellite and cable companies, there is no need to fret.  Google TV is going to work beside those services and does not intend replace them for now.  In fact, one of the new partners for Google is Dish Network.  The dish network will seamlessly integrate its DVR with the new Google TV system.
So, all of you wonderful techies and non techies alike out there can look forward to yet another awesome technical advancement by that which is Google.  Isn’t technology amazing?  Who knows what will be waiting for us around the corner?  Well whatever it is, you can be sure that Google will always be leading the charge!

What do you think of this news?  Maybe you have some more information that I did not cover here.  Either way I would love to see your comments on this announcement!  As always, please feel free to share this with all your friends in the social networking world.

Yours In Success,


  1. What a great age to live in. Of course my Mother said that when she bought her first loaf of “Sliced Bread”. The next big thing I suppose will be the coming true the phrase “Beam me up Scotty” Great post Glyna as always.
    .-= Nelson Schroeder´s last blog ..Stories in My Mind =-.

  2. Saw that on ecoming. Especially since you can get TV on computers now. The next step had to be Internet going after TV sets. Soon you won’t be able to tell the difference between a tv and a desk top computer. Lol

  3. Glyna,
    Interesting news. Technology is moving forward so quickly now. Some people will probably be very happy to see this next step. I personally don’t watch TV so it’s not going to mean alot to me. This will keep companies on their toes to keep ahead of the trends. Kind of like print newspapers and magazines – they have to adjust or lose out!

    Thanks for keeping up the latest concepts coming out,
    Val 🙂
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..Clarify the Right Relationship with Yourself =-.

  4. Glynna, My immediate reaction was, “Oh no!” I sit at my computer for hours every day already. It is so nice to get up from the computer, sit on a real couch and enjoy my favorite TV programs (the few that I watch). The next step might be creating really comfortable mini couches for all those computer potatoes (pun on couch potatoes).

  5. Thought I was on here the other day. Commented on the advancement of technology. It is something to behold. Pretty soon we actually be able to say “Beam me up Scotty” Content laden post Glyna, Thanks a million.
    .-= Nelson Schroeder´s last blog ..Stories in My Mind =-.

  6. Wow, Google TV eh. I could have only assumed this was coming when I found out about the Google TV advertising platform. And get this, because it is incredibly powerful for us marketers.

    Google has made TV advertising EXTREMELY affordable. They use a platform similar to Adwords and they actually let you create your own 30 second commercial that you can then upload and play live on the TV station of your choosing.

    As far as results go, you could probably get about 100,000 views to your ad, drive about 1,000 hits to the website of your choice all for about $100 bucks. WOW!
    .-= Matthew Neer´s last blog ..Network Marketing Lead Generation =-.

  7. Wow! Now I cannot wait to go out and get my Buddy Box…this is soooo cool! I’ve been trying to figure out a “logical” setup to have my computer go thru my television, and Google TV is the answer 😉 Thanks Glyna for sharing!
    .-= Christine Casey´s last blog ..Consistency is Key =-.

  8. Hi Glyna
    Wow…technology is always changing!
    I know Google has to keep moving forward because FaceBook has become a
    threat for Google. I don’t think we will get a box right away, but maybe
    in the future. The one thing I’m concerned with is all this technology can keep us from connecting with people in our own hometown community. If we learn how to discipline ourselves to a certain amount of time spent I can see how all this can be profitable.
    Thanks for keeping us updated!
    Debby Beachy

  9. What comes to mind for me is great now I don’t have to watch some sporting events that are only offered over the internet on my small computer screen. Of course there are many other advantages than that. I’m a little surprised that it has not happened before now.

    Thanks for the post,


  10. Hi Glyna,

    I have to admit I get pretty excited about this kind of stuff!
    I had been noticing a few headlines hear and there, but I hadn’t paid much attention to the launch of Google TV so far. I think I’ll be tuning in to those headlines now though!
    Although I’m not much of a TV watcher, I think most people are already going from their computers to their TV’s and back again so this makes so much sense.

    Thanks for keeping me on track with the latest and greatest 🙂

  11. Hi Glyna,
    This seems to be very promising and exciting for internet guys like us 😉
    Thanks for Sharing this, I never knew google was doing this. I’ve always been looking for software similar to this but have failed.

    Thanks for the blog! 😀

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