Google's effort to move into the TV space is getting a boost from chipmaker STMicroelectronics, which has upgraded its Software Development Kit 2 (SSDK2) to permit the development of Android-compliant devices. This includes supporting the latest Google services for TV, the chipmaker said in a press release.
Apparently there was a lot of pent-up demand for Google Chromecast, the $35 streaming stick that plugs into HDTVs and lets users grab online content like YouTube, Netflix and other streaming services and puts it on TV.
Consumer electronics giant LG Electronics is generating such good business for TV sets with built-in Google software that it now plans to expand that feature into more sets and more countries, a company executive said at the Digital Cable TV tradeshow in Jeju, Korea.
Time Warner Cable said Monday that subscribers who buy streaming video devices from Roku will soon be able to watch 300 cable networks without using a cable set-top.
The set-top box, for over 30 years a fixture in the home entertainment center, won't be going away anytime soon, despite the often strident predictions of those who apparently don't understand the viewing public.
FCC documentation has confirmed that something is afoot between Netgear and Google on a long-anticipated Google TV device.
Connected devices ranging from TVs to gaming consoles, Blu-ray players and assorted other new interfaces are becoming available on what seems like a daily basis, promising to deliver the Internet to the living room. Which ones make FierceCable 's Top 10 list?
Google is beginning to offer viewers who buy connected TVs from LG the ability to use voice controls to navigate cable channels and Web video content.
South Korean IPTV service provider LG Uplus is clearing the way for Google TV as a service in that Asian nation by offering its subscribers an integrated Google TV set-top box and combining its TV subscription service with Google TV.
Hisense USA has become one of the first vendors out of the box--pun intended--with a Google TV set-top box to bring Android video streaming capabilities to existing TVs. The box is being debuted at CEDIA Expo 2012 in Germany starting Friday and should hit the U.S. market in November, the company said in a news release.