The future of TV at Home
In 10 years the price of flat screen TV’s has fallen from over £10,000 for a 42” plasma to currently as little as £300. At the same time the technology has got better, screens are getting bigger and are offering more features and functions. It’s a win-win situation for the consumer.
If you are buying a new flat screen TV right now it’s going to be hard to find one that does not offer some kind of connectivity to the world-wide-web. The first generation of connected TV’s largely had the manufacturers own idea of what connected services were provided, web browsers were clunky and the choice of apps bore a direct correlation to the brand of screen you have. But with Google entering the field you know something special is round the corner.
Google’s vision is for the user to be able to view whatever they wish based on search rather than scanning a TV Guide. Further development of the service will start to suggest programs or video that the user might enjoy based on viewing habits, internet searches, You Tube activity and even purchasing activity. Having your own sport channel that shows you your favourite teams and sports first is said to be a multi-year development that is being worked on