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Google To Take On Apple AirPlay, Introduce Big TV Update at I/O Conference

google-tvGoogle isn’t giving up on Google TV. The company has continued to offer updates over the past several months, and it sounds like the search giant is preparing to issue something major at its upcoming I/O conference. According to sources familiar with this week’s keynote, Google is preparing to offer a number of key new features, including AirPlay-esque functionality.

With Apple implementing AirPlay in its lineup from all angles, and Microsoft SmartGlass on the way, Google will no doubt want to keep up by getting an AirPlay feature running within its software suite. “Other hardware manufacturers plan to offer up Apple-style AirPlay features on Google TV,” Fox News wrote. “For example, at Computex this year, Taiwanese manufacturer Honeywid announced a new Google TV box that can stream movies from phone powered by Android 4.0.”

Google is also looking to involve third party companies as a way to push application development. Sources familiar with the I/O conference claim a third party will demonstrate a setup that combines live TV listings with Netflix and DVR content. The idea, apparently, is to push the content to the forefront; source is a secondary consideration.

There seems to be quite a bit on deck for Google this week. I/O kicks off on Wednesday, so we’ll see if a big TV update is indeed in store.

[via Fox News]


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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