Friday, May 21, 2010

Say Hello to Google TV... Say Goodbye to Apple TV, Boxee, and others

Yesterday, Google announced their latest product.... Google TV.  Google has mastered organizing the web through their search engine... now they are doing the same thing to video content found on the web, on your DVR, on broadcast TV, and on internet and satellite services.  They have partnered with companies like SONY, Linksys, Best Buy, and Direct TV to bring these services to your living room.

Cheaper TV take: It seems like has finished what Apple, Boxee, and others have started.  They will become the directory for TV content on the web.  Apple was first, but they were a closed system, only using content you purchase from iTunes for their Apple TV.  Boxee was next and was on the right path, they just ran out of time.  Now they're up against Google with their deep pockets, talented developers, and powerful partners.  I wish Boxee luck... but it seems like the writing is on the wall.