Hear that sound? That’s the sound of another nail going into Google TV’s coffin. Sony has cut the price on its Google TV enabled Blu-Ray player by $100, bringing the price down to $299. It’s a sign of desperation for Sony and Google, who have seen nearly all major content providers block access to content through the device in the few weeks since its launch. Even a catchy name like the NSZ-GT1 and a remote that looks like it came out of the early 90s won’t save it now.
Google’s troubled venture into internet streaming has turned into a non-starter, and unfortunately Sony has to suffer along with peripheral maker Logitech in Google’s downfall. Forced to cut their losses and bringing their price down to match the Logitech Revue, Sony is breaking with its usual strategy of holding prices steady until the next model comes out.
Google TV’s promise, free access to shows across the internet, will likely never be realized. It’s unfortunate, but you could have seen this coming. With as high a profile as Google, it was easy to shut Google TV out. You can, of course, still watch television shows on your computer, but as for the lean back experience of watching TV on your couch, you’ll have to find another way to get those shows, and it likely will cost you.
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