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"