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Google TV

Google's first attempt at an integrated Web and smart TV platform. It was superseded by Android TV. Based on Android and the Chrome Web browser, Google TV let users surf the Web and run Android apps full screen or picture-in-picture. After its 2010 introduction, Blu-ray players and TVs incorporating Google TV slowly came to market, but it never took off.

Google TV to Chromecast to Android TV
The Google TV remote control was cumbersome for Web surfing, but a voice search was added to the remote control of the subsequent Android TV. In between the unveiling of both of these smart TV platforms, Google introduced a simple media streamer that relies on the user's mobile device for remote control (see Chromecast). See Android TV, Internet TV, smart TV and Google Fiber.





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The package is now available for Apple's iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and Apple TV (via Airplay); Google TV devices, including Vizio Co-Star, Netgear NeoTV Prime, Hisense Pulse, and LG Smart TV; and Android smartphones and tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy and Google Nexus.
However, the article reveals that LG is trying to build on its partnership with Google in order to gain a greater involvement with Google TV, the search giant's smart TV and set-top box platform for supporting apps, web content and enabling the second screen experience.
LG is committed to providing diverse home entertainment options that offer the most satisfying user experience and the latest LG Smart TVs with Google TV do just that," said Havis Kwon, President and CEO of the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company.
Attempting to target an interesting market segment -- those who have "cut the cord" and are viewing television exclusively via the Internet -- the Washington Post last week started a nightly 15-minute news program that is only available on Google Android devices, which include its Google TV set-top box.
Google has said it is shutting down its online marketplace for TV ads, and will focus instead on web advertising including its own Google TV.
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South Korea's Samsung and LG, Japan's Sony and Taiwan's Vizio have started to incorporate Google TV 2.