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Tony Taurisano

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My TV died. I have had a Co-Star hooked up to it since it came out. Love the Primetime app from Google TV. Wondering if any new Smart TV's out there have this app also.

I'm not sure if I SHOULD get a new TV thats smart. I love my Co-Star and am impatiently waiting for some kind of Android TV box.
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+Tony Taurisano that's a solid plan. In fact if you need a 50" screen, amazon has a Seiki 4K for $429
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Jay Quintana

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Is my NSX-32GT1 ever going to get an update?
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Nope, sorry....
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Shane Menshik

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This has some great info about HDMI pass through and how they want to make it easier for AndroidTV to manage input sources vs what was done with GoogleTV.
 
The Android TV session is up from Google I/O - this has a ton of good information in it if your interested in Android TV.


#androidtv   #googletv  
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7:30 Bonus -apps will work back to api 17. Hisense and LG 4.2.2 Google TV models. 
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neuber jose sousa

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Why televisions with google tv and/or android tv don't ipv6 enable, Since their versions of android is 4.1 and not 3.2 ????
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This is a question far better suited for the developer forums.

My guess. TV is a consumer device and the overwhelming majority of home networks use ipv4. Even in an ipv6 network, it can coexist and work with ipv4. It is unlikely that a home network will ever require an ipv6 network as long as router can handle an ipv6 wan address. 
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Felipe Reyes

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android tv is failing, no web browser places
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+Connor Peck I love the Sony GS8 remote. I don't see a need for a browser if I can cast a tab. I do like having the built in browser on my GTV though. The rmeote is key. I hope the remote they showed will evolve. I have a feeling it will also be up to the OEM to make good hardware and software remotes. 
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Kevin Smith

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 #LG
 
Good article on Android TV and its deteriorated relationship with LG.
On June 25, Google unveiled its new Android TV at the Google I/O Conference centering on Google developers, confirming a rumor that anticipated changes in the future of the electronics marketplace. Contrary to the previous Google TV, Android TV received positive reviews for its user convenience and increased content partnerships. Yet, by failing to collaborate with Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, the world’s leading first and second TV gi...
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I'm annoyed with lg for abandoning Google tv....I should be annoyed with Google too. I'll admit that I didn't buy my tv for the lg brand name if it didn't have Google tv too.
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+Steve Younger A lot of the stuff that they showed at I/O can be done on Google TV. It just isn't heavily advertised. There was really no reason for the Chromecast other than to get inexpensive hardware into the market. All they had to do was load the GTVs with a casting receiver app and then use the DIAL protocol. They actually could have saved Google TV if they had done this last year. 
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Shane Menshik

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Did this AndroidTV ADT-1 developer kit 1080p recording before I went to bed last night. Sieloaded Asphalt 8 and it just worked perfectly w/ mapped controller, etc.
 
#AndroidTV  ADT-1 Developer box playing Asphalt 8 1080p hd capture - video is distorted at the start - but it was not on the TV.  Picture was perfect.

Sideloaded Asphalt 8 just worked out of the box with the game controller - all buttons mapped correctly.
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Man! Wish I could get my hands on a Dev kit.
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Noah Swint

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Hhdy
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Bill Ramseyer

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Help, does anyone know of an app that works on Android wear, the LG G watch to be specific. I'm looking for an app that will let me control Google TV from the watch. I have the Sony Google TV set top box hooked up through the Xbox one and Comcast. It would be nice to find an app that would open on the watch and give you the functions of volume up volume down channel up channel down or voice input to change the channel or turn the volume up. Any ideas or suggestions.? Thanks in advance.

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The GTV remote app will need to be updated with Wear capabilities. 
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Eric Wills

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What happen to my favorite app REDUX?
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+Eric Wills  looks like Redux was aqquired by Crunchyroll back on June 12th
http://techcrunch.com/2014/06/12/crunchyroll-redux/
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Fred Evans

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I feel burned by Google TV OEM's. Especially Vizio with their Co-Star VAP430. After my experience with it, I shall never buy a #vizio product again. It seems that googletv is plagued by bad hardware all around.  I have high hopes for the upcoming AndroidTV, but if there is no set-top-box with HDMI pass through, it will be a no buy. OEM's don't push out updates for their hardware fast enough. I can't justify spending $$$$ on hardware that could be bricked so easily like the VAP430 that sits in my living room. I like my google services but there is a ROKU in my AMAZON cart waiting to be bought.
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I bought a refurbished Co-Star from Amazon, over 1 year ago and I have been very satisfied. Recently I moved it in the basement because I had a good deal on a Fire TV, which I now use in conjunction with a Chromecast (for Google content).
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With the announcement of Android TV and more developers making apps compatible for the television will Google TV owners find more compatible apps in the Google Play Store?  Or will this not affect current owners because the new apps are being coded for the most recent OS?
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I wouldn't expect much more support (third party or otherwise) for Google TV and the applicable devices. GTV has been out since 2010, and look at how much support it's had previously (not much). 

And Now that ATV has been announced, well, you can probably see where this is going. I think the fact that GTV was co-developed by not only Google but also Sony, Intel and Logitech was a factor in it's lackluster deployment, sales and support. Whereas, ATV is being developed solely by Google. 
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+Thomas Ally do you still have contact with your Google TV contact? After reading what the latest Google Play Services will bring (Cast for one plus security fixes) to older versions of Android back to 2.3, I decided to sideload the newest version of Play Service version 5 to my GS7. It installed but many Google Services crash. I probably need to add an updated Google Services Framework which still sitting at 3.2. I am willing to give this a try, but after losing one GS7 this week, I am a little reluctant to go further if this might be in the cards for Google TV anyway. If you do still have the contact could you reach out and see if this might happen for GTV devices. 
Thanks
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+Jack Samuel I side loaded it. Would be great if they pushed it officially. 
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Charles Jefferson II

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Android TV is a reboot of Google TV http://www.softoni.cc/2JlaF8
It's undeniable that Google TV was a failure. The platform, launched in 2010, was too focused on creating an ecosystem built from an aged version...
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Kevin Smith

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I can pick up a refurbished LG 55G2 for only 625.00 or an LG 55-6400 for a bit more.  My question is now with "Android TV" is it even worth it?  Will I be supported (updates) on at least the most basic apps like Youtube and Neflflix?  
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Oh of you need flash stay far away from any 4.2.2 android TV
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Matt Lane

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Don't get me wrong I am excited
For Android TV and I hope Google succeeds. I just don't see how it is light years ahead of Google TV. Go perform a few voice searches on your Google TV. Perform a search for "comedies from 1976" try another search for "horror movies from 1980" search again for a specific movie. Or search for "movies directed by Stephen Spielberg" The results from all of these searches are great. You end up in the Primetime app and can start a movie right away. It all looks and works great. The only thing that is missing is an apps row.

You can also tune into specific channels and launch apps using voice. Has anything like app control even been mentioned. +Shane Menshik k can you confirm I it is possible to launch apps using voice? It would be a missed opportunity for this to be left out.

Why didn't Google put more effort into this software? Of speaking of which. Are we dead for sure now. After the Chromecast was launched Google Developers told us that Google TV and Chromecast would live together. Now that Android TV has launched is this still possible?

One glimmer of hope for v4 TV owners is that it was mentioned at I/O that the framework for android TV could run on those devices. This still requires OEM support.

I will close this out the way I started and give my support to Google for Android TV. Is just like to see use mad of an already great platform. Yes Google TV.

Oh, and one more thing. Go ask your Google TV "who played Katniss in The Hunger Games"
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This will be interesting to follow as we understand more. Updating the OS outside of some of the proprietary elements like device drivers or device specific software could be a challenge but not unsurmountable. I mentioned having a separate partition that gets linked to another location during boot. As it is Android has a fairly complex filesystem based on links so one or two more wouldn't be an issue. Exciting.

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David A. Martinez

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This looks great - more like the Xbox and windows interface which is so much slicker than the rubbish thrown on the GS7. I'll be ordering this day one.
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