Google TV with Android Market

It’s been nearly a year and a half since Google introduced Google TV. The software for set-top-boxes which brings the internet to your TV set hasn’t exactly taken the world by storm. But an upcoming software update could make Google TV a lot more attractive.

Google TV is based on the Android operating system, but up until now it’s been missing one of Android’s key features: access to the thousands of apps in the Android Market.

Google TV 2.0 will add support for the Android Market. You won’t be able to run all of the apps in the Market, because most were designed for phones and tablets with touchscreen displays, not televisions and remote controls. But Zatz Not Funny has published some preview photos of the Android Market for Google TV and it looks like we can expect to find some news apps, games, social apps, and audio and video channels such as Crunchyroll.

Overall, Google TV 2.0 looks a lot more like Android re-imagined for a television screen than Google’s first attempt. I’m still not sure if that’s a good thing or not though.

What do you think? Do you want apps on your TV?

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...

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