We now have yet another reason to rot in front of our televisions: Google will be expanding their Market to include its experimental television platform, Google TV. Ashish Arora, Product Manager of Google TV at Logtitech, broke the news at OTTCon on Tuesday.

“It will happen shortly.” said Arora during a panel discussion. “It’s a given that it will happen this year, 100 percent. We’re talking about a very short term.” Arora hopes the Market will bring about some ambitious ideas into its television sets. "It won't just be weather apps," he said. "What will be really interesting will be to tie the content to what you're watching." Cisco has begun to experiment with such tie-ins, toying with the ability to “live tweet” during broadcasts.

Google’s curtness to release the Market for its television sets can possibly be attributed to the lukewarm reception it’s received - Google’s television venture simply hasn’t made an impact with either consumers or content providers. The power of the market may be able to charm more people to purchase Google’s box, but with with support from television stations still bare, I personally don’t see this one giving Google TV enough traction to shake the industry.

Source: Gear Live via Android Community

  • http://www.sassy-sweet.com keithsmith22

    It better be before the year is even close to being over. The timing before was first quarter of this year. I love my GTV but I want some apps now.

  • http://kenkinder.com/ Ken

    My Sony Google TV comes tomorrow.


  • Jeff

    "I personally don’t see this one giving Google TV enough traction to shake the industry"

    having apps, or not, will make or break this platform ... in the same way apps make or break the android platform, or the iOS platform. people want apps. apps will turn this into a platform with mediocre content selection to one with nearly infinite content. even if 50% of the apps don't work or don't look right, it's still a win.

    if they would have just put android on the big screen, including market, and integrated the TV hardware, it would have been great. as it is they tried to build a different experience that just seems confused.

    get GTV back to android.

  • Sal

    Yes, we all want apps. Question now is: what types of apps? The article states they will be tied to content. Unfortunately, there's a lack of content, Chicken or egg? Can't wait to see what they come up with.

  • Gary

    Likewise looking forward to the app market place for Google TV. I love this box from Logitech. Google marketing needs a shake up. Google, you should advertise on TV!!!! You want consumers to buy, you can't just do it through word of mouth and displays at Best Buy and geek chat. Sell it on TV! You have the money, just do it, and they will come. It's so much easier and cheaper than hooking up your laptop to the TV, which the average consumer can appreciate. Just do it! If you don't do it, the TV manufacturers will beat you to it with built in apps on their new model TV's. You have a huge market oppoortunity, so get to it now!

  • The_Omega_Man

    I love the shortly comment... what time base do these people live in, I wonder?