it wasn't ahead of its time?? They were following a path started by others already. The very first commercial device was appletv original but it was limited in its online content to apple,netflix youtube and a handful of other stuffetc. The very first true innovator and way better than the googletv back then was the boxee box in 2010 who had an actual hulu app for watching tv shows. It was a hit because it could it all and offered pasthru dts-ma too for local playback. It was too good! It was a threat to the current tv conglomerate at the time. The only thing half decent about the NSZ-GS7 was the remote.TFC2007 wrote: ↑
Back in 2010 the Google TV box was actually ahead of its time with the concept of aggregating content from all sources. It didn't catch on because the streaming industry was just starting.
I don't see any issue with resurrecting the Google TV brand - it actually aligns with the company's other services: Google Pay, Google Drive, Google One, Google Play etc. I bet Android Auto will follow suit soon.
And yes, Google TV is the latest/upgraded version of Android TV which will be replaced by it. Being a Google device, the advantage of the Chromecast with Google TV over other devices is it will always receive the latest updates/features directly from Google first. Other boxes/TV's (including Nvidia Shield) will be updated months later, very similar to Pixel phones vs the rest of Android world.
https://9to5google.com/2020/09/30/andro ... tv-update/
Starting in 2021, Google TV will start showing up on set-top boxes, dongles, and full smart TVs from Google’s current Android TV partners while regular Android TV devices can also hit the market. By 2022, all Android TV retail devices will be using the new platform. Currently available Android TV devices will also either be updated to the new experience or adopt some of its features over time.
chrome doesn't support widevine for hd 4k. Last I read edge does in windows based. so your casting over wifi twice for a poorer display. Plus not an applicable option for poor grandma to pull off. Personally anything that needs casting to watch subscription based material doubles the cost to watch it from source.
no auto-refresh rate in cc.