It's hard to say what exactly Google has up its sleeve here, but it recently filed a trademark application for some new software called Showy that "allows users to use their computer, tablet device, or mobile phone as a remote control to operate video display devices and televisions; and downloadable software which allows users to remotely control the content on internet-connected digital signage."


It's highly probable that this new software will correlate with GoogleTV, as El Goog has reportedly been working on a new remote that incorporates voice controls and cloud services, allowing Android users to control their TV by speaking to it.

Of course, there's nothing official coming out of Google's camp at this point, so we'll just have to wait and see exactly what it plans on doing with Showy on an official level.


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  • Freak4Dell

    One step closer to GoogleTV boxes for FiOS.

    Yeah...I'm going to keep saying it because if I say it enough, it will come true.

  • http://www.truefreethinkers.org Jonathan

    "Assistant"? It will control al your devices with one sentence

  • Andrew – Des Moines

    Sounds like Google is trying to pull an Apple and patent what is already in the market place. This sounds exactly like my Roku remote app.

    • thegreatino

      @Andrew, or... any remote app? They aren't patenting anything... they are trademarking the name SHOWY.

      Read before you troll...

  • Mark

    They need to stop spreading their wings too far and wide and focus on improving their already established products. They are being spread too thin.

  • Troy Rice

    I trademarked this line...there's more than a handful of apps all over the market that do the same thing...