This afternoon, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Google is considering an entrance into the Internet TV world. They are apparently working on an over-the-top service which would offer live TV broadcasts to customers over their internet connections. Now this would bypass cable operators like our most beloved Comcast, Time Warner and even Verizon.
The report from the WSJ also says that the product has been demonstrated to programmers as Google has been working to strike deals with these content providers. The TV channels are said to be available in bundles, just like you're existing cable package. So that basically means that popular channels and unpopular channels would be together. So you wouldn't be able to just buy the channels you want, but wouldn't that be revolutionary?
The internet TV world is getting quite a few competitors, that's even if Google doesn't decide to enter the space. Now isn't that what we want? It's exactly what we want. Competition is good. That usually means more innovation and lower prices, instead of Apple or another company naming the price for all of us to pay.
It does make perfect sense for Google to be working on an Internet TV service since they already have Google Fiber which is rapidly coming online in more cities, then YouTube original channels, Google TV, and Google Play Movies & TV. Put all those services together with an internet TV service, and you'll always have something to watch.
How many of you are excited about Google perhaps looking at doing Internet TV? If it's anything like Google Play Music All Access, I'll have to sign up right away. All Access is a definite win for Google. And I'm hoping their Internet TV, or whatever they call it, is also a great service. Let us know in the comments below what your thoughts are.