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Google's cumbersome TV venture
Google's cumbersome TV venture

We're sorry to include Google on the list twice, but on the aggregator site Amplicate, 55% of users polled "hate" GoogleTV. That's a bad sign for the big G, which launched its TV product, clunky keyboard and all, on October 6. Since then, reviews have been rough. The Times' David Pogue noted that the service is "not for average people."

In addition to its primitive interfacing (who wants to relax on the couch with a keyboard on their lap? Isn't the point of watching TV that you're not on the computer?), GoogleTV also has run into problems with licensing content from networks. Fox, ABC, CBS, and NBC have all pulled programming access. You can't watch Hulu on it, either. Google was expected to announce an expanded lineup of TV manufacturer partnerships next month, but that has reportedly been put on hold.



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