Pub Member / Supporter
- Sep 20, 2005
So happy I have moved on to Android TV.
Doesn't Firestick do the same ?The difference now it Roku wants a piece of the pie. They want the content providers to pay them for people watching using their Roku.
This is why Roku does not have Peacock or HBO Max.
Roku use to make their money by selling hardware... now they want money from the programmers.
So, answer me this if you know ...I like my Apple TV 4K but will probably buy the upcoming Chromcast with Google TV and try it out.
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image source: Chromecast mit Google TV: Das ist der Android-Stick für den Fernseher
Google TV is basically their new brand name for Android TV. Same OS, except it will have a new launcher (home screen) UI that's more content-focused rather than app-focused. The mock-ups that leaked out are very nice -- Google clearly seems to have been influenced by Apple's UI designs in the Apple TV app.
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image source: Exclusive: This is Google's Android TV dongle, remote, and new UI
The big question, though, is how much cooperation Google TV will see from the app providers, particularly whether they will participate in the Play Next universal watchlist. Pretty much every app but Netflix participates in the similar feature in the Apple TV app on Apple TV boxes. For a content-oriented UI to work, it needs broad support from the content suppliers. Otherwise, the user is just forced to go directly into each app in order to browse and maintain separate watchlists.
At any rate, it will definitely support HBO Max and Peacock. The device is supposed to handle 4K and the three big HDR formats (HDR10, Dolby Vision and HLG). Rumored price is $50.
Doesn't Firestick do the same ?
So, answer me this if you know ...
I have Android TV on my Sony ... with the Google TV coming out, is the Google TV taking over the Sony Android or is it something entirely separate ?
I have finally got my parents to START to understand how Streaming works on thier Sony TV, I hope I don't have to go over and introduce them to Googles version that would be entirely different ...
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