Powered by Pano, focused on gaming: Google to announce Android TV at Google I/O in June

Google TV didn’t cut it, so here comes Android TV, Google’s next try to conquer your living room. This time around the focus is on enabling online media services and Android games on your TV.


Google (S GOOG) is about to open up another front in the war for your living room: The company is set to announce the launch of Android TV at its Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco in June, according to multiple sources familiar with Google’s plans.

Android TV won’t be another device, but rather a platform that manufacturers of TVs and set-top boxes can use to bring streaming services to the television. In that way, it is similar to Google TV, the platform the company unveiled at its 2010 Google I/O conference. But while Google TV was focused on marrying existing pay TV services with apps, Android TV will at least initially be all about online media services and Android-based video games.

Google has been talking to a number of media services about participating on Android TV in recent months, and it is expected that the usual suspects…

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