Did Chromecast just kill Google TV?
0. phoneArena 24 Jul 2013, 18:55 posted on
When I first saw Chromecast announced earlier today, the first thought I had was the title of this column: Did Chromecast just kill Google TV? It's a valid question, but a more complex one than it would first seem. If you've been reading, you'll know that a few weeks ago I purchased my first Google TV, and I've had mixed feelings about it so far...
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1. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1193; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
Google TV was already dead. The $35 dollar dongle is the headstone. It even looks like a headstone.
4. grahaman27 (Posts: 347; Member since: 05 Apr 2013)
Sundar Pichai said something major was coming to google tv later this year.
6. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
He could be talking about Android 5.0, which was said to truly streamline everything, from smart appliances, to super low end phones with 512mb of RAM, and perhaps even a new Google TV redone with the newest version?
8. frydaexiii (Posts: 1231; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
That's what I really hate about Google...They present something awesome, and just when you've save up enough/ready to fork out the money to buy it, they go and announce something better and the cycle repeats itself.
9. HeWhoDoesNothing (Posts: 157; Member since: 15 Jul 2013)
You've just described every company.
7. anywherehome (Posts: 971; Member since: 13 Dec 2011)
exactly....Google is not able to make proper HTPC+gaming console at once so will never succeed
why the hell they have bought SageTV??? just destroyed a useful software
2. virtuallypete (Posts: 7; Member since: 24 Jul 2013)
Primetime works with my ole Revue and FiOS tv. There are serious usability problems with it, but the ability to search across appliances/apps is great & the Live TV listing beats the crap out of the FiOS guide.
5. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2668; Member since: 26 May 2011)
Really? I've got a Hisense Pulse, and I've never gotten it to work with FiOS.
3. appleDOESNT.com (Posts: 429; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
Android is 1 OS to rule them all. Works everywhere, watches, fridges, usb sticks, phones, computers you name it etc.. Not sure why Google doesn't see this and stop with their 'other' os's when all they need is Android :(
10. rallyguy (Posts: 541; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
Awesome. I went to buy one but they are sold out everywhere unless you want to pay $100 on Amazon.
11. paul48 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
To Michael Heller: What I want is a small system that will send multimedia over WiFi from a Windows pc in one room, to a Monitor (not tv) screen in another room, AND, ideally the Film Sound track, or a music album, by WiFi, to a HiFi 2.1 Active Speaker setup.
When Miracast was announced, I thought it may fulfill that role, but perceived 2 problems: a) I could find no receiver to convert the Miracast stream to Left & Right RCA plugs to drive the stereo speaker line input, and b) Miracast transmission only seems to be available on new topend Android smartphones or tablets, but I want transmission to be from any Windows pc or notebook that has WiFi. (although not ideal, I could buy a tablet if Miracast wont work on Windows systems)
Your article implies Chromecast can replace Google TV - and perhaps that pricy audio 'globe' thing Google showed a year back, but as none of the above requires internet, can Chromecast help achieve what I want ?
12. paul48 (Posts: 17; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
meant to add the proviso '...could buy a tablet if Miracast wont work on Windows systems, PROVIDED the tablet, used purely as a Miracast transmitter, can forward the media from the pc storage,as tablets/phones have tiny storage)'