Logitech may have been burned with their Google TV product but Google continue to improve the product. Over on the Google TV blog Google set out some of the changes coming to the platform. There is a new Youtube experience which introduces playlists, so can subscribe to shows and watch them on your TV and you can access Favourites and Watch Later. The photos section gains a feature called Discover which is a photo screen saver based on your pictures (very much like the Photo Stream features of the Apple TV).

I am still not sold on Google TV, as we disused on this weeks podcast (out tomorrow) do we really need all these set top boxes?

More details on the Google TV blog


The new Google TV YouTube experience introduces playlists to your living room. You can now easily watch your YouTube subscriptions on your HDTV and quickly access your other playlists like Watch Later and Favorites. If you have your own channel, you can now add videos to it from your Google TV. So whether you’re a newshound wanting a constant stream of world events or you’re a curator in search of an even more endless summer of content, you can sit back on your comfy couch and enjoy YouTube’s thousands of options in the High Definition brilliance of your Google TV.




Your Google TV Photos app already syncs with your online photo albums uploaded to Picasa & Flickr, and now we’ve added a great new feature called Discover to your Google TV Photos app.  Discover creates an animated and constantly changing collage using photos from the albums you have uploaded online and synced with your Google TV. When you click on one of the photos in Discover, you go straight to the album where you can start a slideshow or simply view other photos in the album. With Discover you now have an even more fun way to rediscover your favorite memories caught on camera.



3 thoughts on “YouTube and Photos Updates for Your Google TV”
  1. Google TV is about as useful as a pail of manure. Either get an iPad and use AirPlay & mirroring or get a Roku or Boxee for media playback & streaming, this does neither well and doesn’t deserve to stay around.

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