Sunday, December 11, 2011

Logitech Revue experience improves with new version of Google TV


A software update of the Android 3.1 platform has made its way to the Logitech Revue with Google TV boxes.

Revue users simply need to accept the update that pops up onto their TV screen, similar to how upgrades happen on smartphones.

Among the key upgrades:
--Access to Android Market; which brings a lot more options for games and apps for your television.
--Faster and more comprehensive search and browse capabilities
--A simplified user interface,
--Improvements to the Logitech Media Player.

Among the apps now accessible via the Revue is Google Music, where can access all the music you’ve stored in the cloud. (up to 20,000 songs can be stored, so basically all your music collection.) This basically turns your TV into your stereo, which is very cool.

There are only about 50 apps optimized for HDTV at the outset, but that number is expected to grow. To be honest, the concept of apps for the television is a very cool one, and I’m curious to see how it all develops. Having played some games on the new system already, I can definitely say it’s a very fun experience.

I’ll report back with more on this upgrade after I play with it more, but it’s definitely a step in the right direction, as the area of Internet-connected TV continues to grow.

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