Did you know that there are over 5 billion TVs in use today? This is more than the number of mobile phones and computers combined and Google wants to revolutionize the TV in new and exciting ways with Google TV.
With the ability to use your mobile phone as a controller, Google TV will offer a whole new way to interact with your favorite shows, movies, and media. But that’s not all. Perhaps the most exciting detail is the fact that Google will open up the entire Google TV platform to 3rd party developers the same way they did for the Android operating system. Google sums up this great potential on their website… “the coolest thing about Google TV is that we don’t even know what the coolest thing about it will be…”
What does Google TV mean for small business owners? Well, first and foremost it means that the web will be permeating more and more people’s everyday lives like never before. Imagine sitting back on your couch and being able to watch whatever you want… whenever you want. View local cable or satellite television, stream videos from YouTube and other movie websites, perform voice search and navigate through the search results on screen without your clumsy keyboard or mouse. Find, watch and record anything you want at any time you want and connect with your favorite content in ways you’ve never done before. This is the vision Google has with Google TV and it’s poised to reshape the way we treat our most beloved living room devices… our televisions.
With the rise of Google TV, small business owners who utilize their websites for connecting with customers will have an entirely new way of connecting with them online. Google Adwords, which already lets you manage campaigns for text, banner, radio and tv ads will evolve to let you show targeted video ads to your customers in ways that were impossible until now.
Of all the trends that have taken place over the last 10 years, one thing has remained the same. Things always change. The web continues to become more useful and more ubiquitous and the tools we rely on are gradually getting better over time. For small business owners who rely on their websites to connect with customers Google TV is sure to offer new and excising ways to connect like never before.
For more information about Google TV, please visit http://www.google.com/tv/ and if you need some assistance using these new technologies in an effective way, consider contacting us to see how we can help.