Google TV: A Few Reasons Why It’s Failing

Google TV in the initial stages showed great promise. It was built on an Android OS and looked to combine TV and Web to try and create a brand new marketing device. Unfortunately for Google, things haven’t quite worked out how they were supposed to. This was supposed to come and be an instant success but there are some fundamental reasons as to why it is currently failing.

The first reason is now there are too many competitors, the likes of Roku and Apple TV amongst them. Apple TV offer a pretty good service, with a sleek, swish UI, it really gives the user a great experience. To learn more about Apple TV, click here to be directed to the specifications of their device.

What makes Google TV and the Logitech Revue device worth its hefty price tag of $299? According to eWeek.com’s Don Reisinger, Google TV has an immense potential but it is currently lacking the features. Remember with the use of the web, customers can research almost any product and find a pile of results, perhaps potential users have even used Google’s own search engine to get turned off. We found an interesting review that was added to the Amazon website, you can view it here.

Right now, there are no addition apps but in the early development days Google said that there would be development kits that would allow the box to have additional entertainment. Due to this not being available until next year, why would you buy one now? The majority of people would wait and see what the reviews before making a purchase. If you would like to view the quick tour of Google TV then click here.

If you want to add anything like why you think Google TV is failing then please do so in the comments below. Alternatively, if you think Google TV is the best thing since sliced bread then let me know your reasons.

  • mike87dish

    I wouldn't say it's failing. As a DISH customer I was able to purchase my Logitech Revue Google TV device back in October for $179 and have been extremely happy with it ever since. As a DISH employee I've been playing with the device since early September, which is when I fell in love. The integration with my DVR, text and voice search options, and ever changing apps have made watching TV so much more convenient. It definitely has fed my Twitter addiction during commercials.