1. myalover's Avatar
    I don't think any details were posted yet so i figured I'd share the details directly from Google.

    What's new with Google TV?

    Its been two months since the first Google TV device went on sale. Since then, we have been hard at work thinking about how we can make the platform even better for our users. In fact, one of the greatest things about Google TV is that it comes with free, automatic over-the-air software updates that give you the newest features and content as we release them. Its as if Google TV goes up in value over time.

    Today were excited to start pushing out our first Google TV software update. In addition to fixing some bugs, there are four significant improvements to the platform:

    Netflix

    Weve partnered up with our friends at Netflix to upgrade the app so that you can search, browse and watch any movie or show that is in the Netflix streaming catalog. You can even add these titles to your DVD queue if you want them mailed to you. Not sure what to watch? The new Netflix app will also give you personalized recommendations based on what youve watched before. Your TV is now an unlimited source of entertainment.

    Dual View

    Google TV brings the TV and web together in one seamless experience so you can easily watch your favorite TV show and browse your favorite website together at once. With the feature, you can do things like watch Conan while tweeting about him on Twitter at the same time. Since launch, weve had users give us feedback that they want even more customization options for this feature, and so today we have enhanced it to allow you to re-size and move the window however youd like.

    Standard capability
    New capability to move and re-size

    Remote Control App for Android Phones

    What if you could control your TV with the power of your voice? Starting today you can download the Google TV Remote app in Android Market. Apart from the standard TV remote options like changing channels or accessing your DVR, you can now interact with your TV in ways you never have before. For instance, try using the integrated voice search which allows you to find your favorite shows and movies just by speaking into your phone. Or, go from small screen to big screen by sharing videos and websites directly from your phone to your TV. Weve included a short preview of these features below. Stay tuned for more information about the Google TV Remote for other platforms in the near future.



    Movies

    Say youre searching for a movie like Harry Potter. Google TV now has a movie results page that shows you all films associated with the title so you can quickly watch what you want, wherever its available -- ranging from sources like live TV, Netflix, and Amazon Video on Demand. You can also read a quick summary, see photos, and find the cast list. Click on the name of a cast member and well take you to a new search landing page where you can find other movies featuring that actor. Trust us, youll never leave the couch again.

    Google TV users will start to see these updates roll out to their devices throughout the week. The Google TV Remote app is available today but all features may not work until your device has received the update.

    The Official Google TV Blog
    12-18-2010 08:13 PM
  2. myalover's Avatar
    The "Movies" portion of the update does not seem to be working completely yet.

    After looking on Netflix for a few movies that were available for instant streaming. If I searched "Matrix" I would get a result for "The Matrix", "Matrix Reloaded", and "Matrix Revolutions".

    If I select "Matrix Reloaded", I'm brought to the movie page and I can select what source I want watch it from (in this case Amazon or Netflix). If I select Netflix, the Netflix app is opened up and it goes directly to that movie's streaming page.

    If I select "Matrix Revolutions" I'm brought to the movie page for "Matrix Revolutions" however it does not list any sources to watch it (despite the fact that I know it's available on both Netflix and Amazon VOD).

    Anyone have any ideas? Is it just a bug?
    12-18-2010 09:17 PM
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