Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Get out your cauldron and broomsticks because it’s party time with your Google TV

Google TV is prepped and ready to bring you everything you need to throw the spookiest Halloween Party on the block.

Bust a move in your costume
Every Halloween party needs the right jams to set the vibe. Google TV has you covered with a great selection of music choices. Hop onto your Pandora account and be sure to stream Halloween Party Radio which includes songs like Monster Mash and Thriller from Michael Jackson. 



Want to get your guests to get groovy in your living room? Just search for “halloween music” on YouTube and check out playlists like Ultimate Halloween Music Dance Remix or Halloween Songs.

Surprising snacks for your daring guests
Serve your guests some healthy alternatives to popular halloween treats with iFood.tv which features recipes like Halloween Spooktacular Punch, perfect for the adults in your life.

But if you’re looking to entertain and creep out your friends, check out Recipe Search and put together Puff Pastry Intestines or Carrot-Finger Food (made to look like real human fingers!) to get their hearts palpitating and the conversation started.

Movie Fright Fest
When the party is winding down, sit around your TV and watch a few classic or new horror films with the TV & Movies app. If you simply want to have access to the most recent flicks, check out New Releases in Horror directly from the Google Play store on your Google TV. 



Download Pandora, iFood.tv, and Recipe Search from Google Play.

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Post created by Gavin Leung, Google TV Marketing Manager

Monday, October 15, 2012

LG Uplus bringing IPTV with Google TV to Korea

If you’ve ever considered moving to Korea to enjoy its kimchi and K-pop — starting today we have another reason for you. Korean IPTV provider LG Uplus will offer an integrated Google TV set-top box, combining its TV subscription service with Google TV.

With Google TV in the u+tv G, you get more content to watch than ever before, and an easier way to find whatever you’re looking for. New and existing LG Uplus subscribers can get the u+tv G starting today, bringing live TV and 50,000 on demand titles, now integrated with Google TV apps like Search, YouTube, Google Play and Chrome.

With this launch, LG Uplus becomes the first IPTV provider to offer an integrated Google TV box for its subscribers, and Korea becomes the tenth country in which Google TV is available. To help us kick this off in style, keep an eye out for superstar Psy of Gangnam Style fame who’ll be appearing in an LG Uplus campaign around Korea. 


We’ll continue to work with cable, satellite, and IPTV partners around the world to make consumers’ TV experience even better through Google TV.

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Posted by Mickey Kim, Google TV partnerships, & Andrew Jeon, Google TV engineering

Monday, October 8, 2012

Google Play Movies, TV shows, and Music now on Google TV

Starting today more of the Google Play experience will come to your Google TV. Google Play Movies, TV shows, and Music will be rolling out to your Google TV over the next few weeks. You’ll be able to buy or rent content directly through the Google Play Store on Google TV, and purchases you’ve made on other devices will also be automatically available on Google TV. Google Play titles will also be discoverable through our TV & Movies app, which brings recommendations for shows and movies available on live TV and apps like Netflix, Amazon, and now Google Play.

For developers, this update also enables many other Google Play features including auto-updates, subscription billing, and smart app updates.

Google Play gives you one place to find, enjoy and share your favorite entertainment with millions of songs and thousands of movies and TV shows for sale, and adds to the millions of entertainment options available for you on Google TV through YouTube, TV & Movies, Search and the full web through Chrome.

And you’ll be able to buy or rent content directly through the Google Play Store on Google TV, and purchases you’ve made on other devices will also be automatically available on Google TV.

Ambarish Kenghe, Google TV Product Manager

Thursday, October 4, 2012

The Washington Post is reinventing the nightly newscast one broadcast at a time, with PostTV for Google TV

Guest to the Google TV blog, Andrew Pergam, Director of Video at The Washington Post shares how you can get straight to the top stories faster with PostTV for Google TV.

If you're looking for insight from The Washington Post’s experts from DC and around the globe, check out the new PostTV app for Google TV. It features smart, sophisticated, segmented and shareable journalism about the stories and people shaping your world.

Get access to the latest news with The Fold
Get straight to the top stories and headlines going on around the world on The Fold, The Washington Post’s own nightly newscast available on PostTV. The Fold breaks down complex issues and delivers original journalism the way only The Washington Post can.


In addition to The Fold, PostTV also brings you:
  • News in 59 Seconds, a mid-morning primer on what’s happening in Washington, the Nation and the World—all with a Washington bend
  • Trail Mix, an on-going political series featuring analysis from top reporters out on the Campaign 2012 trail
With the PostTV app, The Washington Post newsroom is bringing its trusted editorial voice right ot your Google TV. You can also watch The Fold from Chrome by visiting the WashingtonPost.com.   

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Posted by Andrew Pergam, Director of Video at The Washington Post

Monday, October 1, 2012

Satisfy your drama addiction with DramaFever for Google TV

Guest to the Google TV blog, Rosally Sapla, VP of Communications at DramaFever shares what’s coming next from around the world via DramaFever on Google TV

Do you wish you could keep up-to-date on all the latest Asian dramas straight from the motherland, just hours after they’ve aired? Then check out DramaFever, which offers over 11,000 hours of primetime entertainment from Korea, China, Taiwan and the Philippines.

Satisfy your drama addiction with DramaFever for Google TV
Guest to the Google TV blog, Rosally Sapla, VP of Communications at DramaFever shares what’s coming next from around the world via DramaFever on Google TV

Do you wish you could keep up-to-date on all the latest Asian dramas straight from the motherland, just hours after they’ve aired? Then check out DramaFever, which offers over 11,000 hours of primetime entertainment from Korea, China, Taiwan and the Philippines. 


Access hundreds of titles featuring A-List Stars
Browse through hundreds of international TV hits in the “Featured” or “Recently Added” section to find dozens of new episodes added, including brand new series’ just aired overseas. DramaFever features content from Korea’s hottest young A-listers including Lee Min Ho, K-Pop superstar Rain, 2NE1, Big Bang, and also recent trend setters like hip hop rapper Psy whose video, Gangman Style drew in millions of fans worldwide on YouTube and MTV.

Sign in to stay connected
When you sign into DramaFever you’ll automatically be able to sync your viewing history and preferences across multiple devices.  So, whether you’re on your Google TV, Android smartphone or tablet, you won’t have to deal with losing your place or missing your favorite show. Plus, when you’re logged in on your Google TV, you’ll automatically have fewer ads show up.

Staff picks to get you started
Combine Dexter with True Blood and you’d get Vampire Prosecutor, a prosecutor turned vampire who upholds the law. Try Running Man for your reality TV fix, where celebrities compete against each other in wacky competitions. Need some more sci-fi? Check out Faith, following Lee Min Ho as a warrior finding his own way across time through power struggles and challenges. 


DramaFever has got you covered with the the largest collection of licensed and translated Asian TV shows, all available for free on demand on your Google TV.

Download DramaFever from Google Play.

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Posted by Rosally Sapla, VP of Communications at DramaFever