Riptide GP2

That Android TV — as in whatever software is will make up Google's next-generation living room play — is imminent was hardly in question as we watch the hours tick by before Google I/O begins. It's coming. What we weren't sure about was whether hardware would be ready for this year's developer conference. (We'd heard whispers to the contrary.) But when Riptide GP prematurely updated its app description this evening to say it's ready for Android TV, well, that just about seals it. (The app description has since been reverted to something a little less revealing.)

So, yeah. Android TV is coming.

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Source: Riptide G2 on Google Play

 
There are 11 comments

AlwaysLimey says:

Nice. Looking forward to seeing it.

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Seth_Brower says:

So I want to say as someone who picked up a FireTV at launch, and have actually been using it nicely as a network streaming box with Plex, and internet streaming with HuluPlus/Netflix/Amazon.
I will be looking at this announcement with great anticipation, and if it goes on sale will likely pick it up. I like the hardware of the FireTV, so if this is comparable, I much prefer the non-skinned straight Google experience to the overlay that Amazon seems to opted with for all their Fire products.

galfert says:

Crossing my fingers for HDMI pass through in Android TV.

rlbrooks says:

That's the one thing from Google TV that would be a nice carryover. It's integration with my cable box and the ability to voice search shows and channels was really nice.

wkm001 says:

Ideally I would like for HDMI pass through to not be needed. If Google TV could be your ONLY set top box you wouldn't need HDMI pass through. Connect it to the internet and add the option for 4-6 CableCard tuners and this would be the only box you need. Only changing the HDMI input when gaming or maybe watching a DVD. Google should buy Ceton!

kaiser10123 says:

I am so far loving my fire tv with xbmc and hoping all android tv apps work great on it now that I have installed the google play store

Dizfunctions says:

Not surprised. Let's see how Google decided to go about it.

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Suntan says:

Ironically, the one feature I will miss most on this android tv is... Amazon Prime VOD.

-Suntan

I don't know, Android TV is the ultimate next step for slammin' ads in your face. They can't wait to get on your TV since they know most people sit in front of their TVs for approximately 6 hours a day. They can brainwash you with ads and make you pay for the box on which they're doing it. Sure they're delivering content, but I just don't like ads.

deltatux says:

Maybe comes in with another Marvell SoC? Google has a good history of putting Marvell's great performing TV SoCs in their TV products.

mammlouk says:

Crossing my fingers for a minimum 16GB on board storage, but preferably 32GB or a swappable 2.5" SSD. All of these terrific boxes that are so horribly limited in storage (I'm looking at you Ouya and FireTV) are frustrating. 8GB of storage is a joke for a box that will have XBMC and all of my games on it.