Cloud Computing: Google TV with Logitech Revue Box Boasts Netflix, YouTube Leanback Apps

 
 
By Clint Boulton  |  Posted 2010-10-28
 
 
 

Google TV with Logitech Revue Box Boasts Netflix, YouTube Leanback Apps

by Clint Boulton

Google TV with Logitech Revue Box Boasts Netflix, YouTube Leanback Apps

Home Tab

Tapping the home tab on the controller shows users their Google TV menu, which includes applications, bookmarks, spotlight, queue and other content options. Note the dual-view mode in the lower right-hand corners, allowing users to continue watching TV while TV or Web surfing on the Revue.

Home Tab

Editing Menus

Revue users can manage Google TV content, adding and removing favorite apps, Websites and channels.

Editing Menus

Search

Google TV Search is tuned to combine TV channel content that tells users about program schedules and general Web content. Check out this Twitter search, accessed from the quick search bar, which users will access from the magnifying glass button the Revue controller.

Search

Tweeting on the TV

This is how you post from Twitter on Google TV.

Tweeting on the TV

Facebook

Here, we posted to Facebook from Google TV. A tap of the back button returns users to previous TV programming or apps.

Facebook

Just TV

Do you just want to check out only what's on TV? There's a "What's On" button on the Home menu.

Just TV

Switching Between Channel Guides, Google TV

Configuring the Revue controller to access the TV allows users to click one TV button to access their channel guides, with Google TV running in the background.

Switching Between Channel Guides, Google TV

Google TV and Chrome

Google TV is navigated by the Chrome 5.0 Web browser. So this screen miniaturization should look familiar for Chrome users.

Google TV and Chrome

Google TV Spotlight

Most Web applications currently aren't tailored for Chrome and Google TV, but Google highlights the apps that are customized for Google TV in this special section.

Google TV Spotlight

YouTube's Leanback Application

The YouTube Leanback app lets users sit back and watch YouTube videos one right after another. Users can simply type on the screen to search and pause, rewind or fast forward videos.

YouTube's Leanback Application

Netflix Instant Movies

The Netflix application is a dumb media player, but it gives users access to their instant queue on the service.

Netflix Instant Movies

Setting Bookmarks

Like a particular application or TV channel? Bookmark it just as you would in Google Chrome.

Setting Bookmarks

Amazon Video on Demand

Not a Netflix fan? Maybe you use Amazon video-on-demand? Google TV has an application for that on the Revue.

Amazon Video on Demand

Create Custom TV

Google TV offers a great application called Queue that lets users choose podcasts to view and subscribe to Web RSS feeds.

Create Custom TV

The Times

A long-time subscriber to The New York Times, eWEEK was pleasantly surprised to see that this selection showed up in our Google Reader RSS feed.

The Times

Rocket Fuel