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Google Rumored to be Testing TV Search

Tech giant Google is rumored to be partnering with Dish Network in testing a new search service that will run on set-top boxes. The service, which would run on Google’s Android operating system, would enable users to search for content such as television shows and online video through their TVs. Using a keyboard, Dish Network subscribers would use the search service to create their own content schedule.

The new service has reportedly been in limited testing since last year by a few Google employees. Once publicly launched, it is likely that Google will use the service to expand its lucrative keyword and organic search advertising to a web-savvy, television audience. There is no word yet on pricing or even the name of the new service.

What’s your take on this possible new entrant into the set-top market? Can Google leverage its considerable clout and resources to make this become a household product? Tell us what you think in the comments.

(via CNET)

7 Responses to “Google Rumored to be Testing TV Search”

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    MovieWatcherSupreme [moviewatchersupreme]

    Cool, Smart, Simple. Probably will work well for Google.

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    Quick Opinion [visitor]

    Great! More ways to throw commercials at us. How hard can it be to find a show with a simple search that people would want an Internet-like experience creeping in to their TVs? It seems like some people just can’t get enough ways to be entertained. I use DirecTV and already they are inserting advertisements for Video On Demand into the Guide (made to appear as a channel). If I want to watch something, I’ll find it – easily. There is no need to shove things our way anymore than they do now. I’m all for technology (I am a high-tech professional myself) but why does so much of it have to be about inventive ways to try and entertain people, and make more money out of it, where there are so many areas that are necessary and even vital (alternative energy, medicine)?

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    the creeper [visitor]

    the only way to keep google out of our tv’s is to wear a tinfoil hat and pray for the alien implants to not broadcast the evil into our minds.

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      rb [visitor]

      Wasn’t the movie sequel Halloween 4 or Halloween 5 something to that effect? Remember something about all the little kids watching the tv and somehow ‘evil’ was being transported into their brains through the tv signal…. Which reminds me, I found it interesting watching the oscars and it was mentioned that Horror is actually the #1 movie genre in the United States. Think I’ll start writing a horror story and become rich in the U.S.!!!

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    Carson [visitor]

    I’m all over it if its free like Hulu.com, otherwise I’ll just stick with Hulu.

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    3DTV [visitor]

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