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    News - Google rumoured to be working on Android TV set-top box

    Leaked documents reveal the company's plans to take over the living room.
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    Re: News - Google rumoured to be working on Android TV set-top box

    Didn't they already do this with Google TV ?

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    Re: News - Google rumoured to be working on Android TV set-top box

    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS Article
    It will be interesting to see if Google manages to take over the living room space with the combination of these two devices in the near future.
    Yes, it will be interesting. Personally, knowing how nosy Google is, there's no way I'd have this in the house, and I'm not, under any circumstances, giving them data on my TV viewing preferences or patterns. It won't be taking over my living room space, because I wouldn't give it house room if it was free.

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    Re: News - Google rumoured to be working on Android TV set-top box

    Quote Originally Posted by Saracen View Post
    Yes, it will be interesting. Personally, knowing how nosy Google is, there's no way I'd have this in the house, and I'm not, under any circumstances, giving them data on my TV viewing preferences or patterns. It won't be taking over my living room space, because I wouldn't give it house room if it was free.
    Yeah Google are nosey, but they are just so damned useful.

    Facebook TV would be another thing entirely, I get zero value back from their trying to snoop who I am.

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    Re: News - Google rumoured to be working on Android TV set-top box

    [QUOTE=Saracen;32]
    Quote Originally Posted by HEXUS Article
    Personally, knowing how nosy Google is, there's no way I'd have this in the house, and I'm not, under any circumstances, giving them data on my TV viewing preferences or patterns.
    OMG! Imagine Google knowing what you watched on TV, terrible indeed... Does *everything* have to become a privacy rant?

    If they did a Chromecast+ that accepted casts but also accessed some Google services directly then I could see it having a purpose, otherwise it seems a bit redundant when Chromecast is so nifty and easy to use - all it needs is wider support from apps (although it's already doing quite well). Trouble I'm finding now though is feature double-up, I have multiple things attached to achieve full service coverage but then end up with 5 different ways of watching BBC iPlayer...

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