With all the Google TV news the past few days, we wanted to let you guys know about Redux. Back at Google I/O Redux was featured by Google as something Google TV was all about -- quality content you can view right in your living room via Google TV. Their HTML 5 app has been in the GTV spotlight (Google's app picks for the Google TV platform) for a while, and to be ready for the Honeycomb rollout, they already have their Android app ready in the Market. That's cool -- Redux is ready for you, but what exactly is Redux? hit the break to find out, and get information where you can check it out right now.
Simply put, Redux is a selection of channels, each focused on a particular theme or genre, and they are "freindsourced" -- leveraging the input and talent of your friends, social media influencers, and interesting curators to deliver content you'll enjoy and that's easy to browse. You flip through channels and programming just like you would on broadcast television, and the experience really is quite enjoyable.
Redux has some interesting partners as well. Thrillist for local discovery, JetPack Media for feature films, and even Storyful for up-to-the-minute global news. The channel list offers something for everyone, and includes categories like Nature and Science, Culture and the Fine Arts, Sports. Comedy, Tech, and more. It's one of those things you'll be happy you found, and mark it as a favorite for daily viewing. I know I'm glad I checked it out, and see myself wasting a hell of a lot of time in front of the boob-tube again.
Check it out now
Maybe the coolest thing is that you don't have to wait for your GTV Honeycomb update, or even have a Google TV to check out Redux. The easy way to see what it's all about is to fire up your web browser and head over to the Redux website, where you can pick a channel and start watching right away. If you have a Google TV, you'll find Redux right in the Spotlight apps in your homescreen.
If you're the proud owner of a Sony brand GTV, and have already got your honeycomb update, well you have it made. Hit the Market and install the Redux app, handily linked below. We knew Google TV would bring some of the best things about online media and entertainment to our living rooms, and Redux is a great start.
Why is this not on my Tablet?
^This is the million dollar question
Is there an APK I can sideload or will it not work on a Xoom, Galaxy Tab, Transformer, or Iconia?
Hey Fellas. Andy from Redux here. First off, thank you Jerry for the excellent piece on what we feel next-generation TV should be. The feedback thus far has been tremendous, and we'd love to hear what the androidionados here think. And, funny you should mention the tablet @HAAS599. We're working on that right now, with an early build currently seated right between my laptop and a dozen empty cans of RedBull. If you want a sneak peak, email us at tv [at] redux [dot] com and I'll send something your way :)
Has anyone's TV been updated yet? I haven't been home yet to see if it has been pushed out.
I have the Revue. Guess I still gotta wait. :(
Same here. Le sigh!
My SonyTV has downloaded and installed the honeycomb update. I can now get into the android market but the applications just say "Not Compatible" including the Redux app. Can't install.
Hey paapDOTnet - I work on the Google TV team. We've noticed this problem too. It should fix itself within 10-15 minutes. Try restarting Market, and if this doesn't work, then reboot the device (Ctrl+Alt+Backspace). That should take care of it! -Daniel
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