This afternoon, GigaOm has outed the Android TV. They have all kinds of details on the Android TV which is supposed to be announced at Google I/O next month. As a reminder, Google I/O takes place on June 25-26th. Google has tried their hand at Google TV and the living room many times already. There was the Google TV venture, then Nexus Q and Chromecast. The only product that really took off was Chromecast, and it’s pretty amazing actually. Now we’re hearing that the Android team has been working on their version of Google TV, dubbed Android TV.
Android TV’s main focus is on gaming, aside from content discovery and watching content. Basically it’s going to be going head-to-head with the Fire TV which Amazon announced a few months ago. Hopefully Google has learned from Ouya’s mistakes with their console over the past year or so. We’ll keep our fingers crossed for a worthy competitor from Google for Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, etc. Android TV is going to be really slim and light-weight, it’s not meant to compete with Chromecast, but provide a bigger and better experience, for those that want more out of a set-top box than the Chromecast provides.
This is going to be very interesting to see, especially in how it compares to the competition. Knowing Google, it’ll probably be priced pretty cheap. Probably around the same price as the Fire TV from Amazon. Which I think would make it a really big seller, not to mention all the Google Play Services being available on the Android TV compared to the other set top boxes out there.
How many of you are interested in the Android TV from the Android team? We should learn more at Google I/O including an official announcement. Be sure to let us know in the comments down below.