In case you haven’t seen the latest articles about why Google TV is not ready for prime time… or if you missed the two articles that we published after the Streaming Media West about Google TV (in case you missed the post – see it here: Sony’s Google TV at the Streaming Media West Conference).
Not withstanding hitting the wall when trying to navigate to the sites where you can watch your favorite video content… getting blocked in this day and age really sucks… ABC, NBC, CBS, and Fox aren’t letting you watch their content through Google TV… so why are you buying it?
Don’t take my word for it… check out what these journalists are saying:
- Walt Mossberg / New York Times: “Google TV: No Need to Tune In Just Yet” >>”Google TV has missed the mark.“
- David Pogue / New York Times: “Google TV, Usability Not Included” >> “Google TV takes an enormous step in the wrong direction: toward complexity“
- Matt Warman, The Telegraph: “Google TV First Reviews Unenthusiastic” >> “the reviews will be a blow to Googles ambitions“
What is surprising is that Google TV’s chief is not concerned about what people are saying about usability. The real motivation behind Google’s push for this technology is REVENUE. The Benjamins.
Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google said at the O’Reilly Media’s Web 2.0 Summit in San Francisco: “The way to get more revenue is to create more revenue sources, and the way to do that is through things like Google TV.”
What do you think? What are you looking for?
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