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Difference: Google TV vs Apple TV

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Here’s how Google TV( TV meets web. Web meets TV) is different from Apple TV.

Apple TV (AAPL) Google TV (GOOG)
Interface ? Proprietary Apple TV interface Google TV will be available inside of televisions, Blu-ray players and companion boxes – any vendors can build it (Example in-built TVs from Sony, separate set-top boxes from Logitech, Intel, and DISH Network)
Processor ? Apple TV will run A4 processor, same one which powers iPhone and iPad Google TV will run on Intel’s Atom processor( Built on open platforms like Android and Google Chrome )
Content ? Content will be available from Apple’s iTunes Content can be either come for free through the Web, from a cable box, or third-party providers
Web browsing? Apple only offers YouTube and Flickr. Check out List of formats supported (Video, Audio) by Apple TV. Google TV will integrate Chrome browser on your TV. With Google Chrome built-in, you can access all of your favorite websites and easily move between television and the web.
Apps? Google TV runs on Android , and it will run Android apps.
Cable TV? Google TV can integrate with cable boxes and essentially act as your DVR

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  • Alison January 14, 2011, 4:08 pm

    Between Apple TV and Google TV, I definitely think Google has taken the upper hand. Don’t get me wrong I love Apple and their products too, but on the whole internet TV uprising, Google is giving more to people! I have the Logitech Revue with Google TV hooked up with my DISH Network services and its definitely a great technology! My TV basically does two things at once now, lets me surf the internet and watch TV at the same time. It’s a little higher price range than the Apple TV but it’s definitely worth it, because it just does so much more. It goes for $299 for retailers and if your a DISH employee or subscriber like me you can get it for $179. Great review between the two!

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