There are two types of people in this world, and some people who are in transition fit into both categories. One type likes technology that is intuitive smooth and easy to understand, and just works out of the box. The other is the person that likes technology and likes to tinker with it. This person likes the control that technology offers and understands technology at its foundation. I’m talking about the difference between Mac people and PC people. The phone or mobile version of this dichotomy is the difference between Apple and Android people. I have seen heated discussions over the two technologies. In my years as a home theater installer and IT support tech. I have heard every argument for both sides. But I don’t want to take sides. In-fact, I believe each technology has it’s place in the world and I welcome both. I for one am a great admirer of Steve Jobs and the innovations he brought to the world.
But what I really wanted to talk about was some video streaming devices that fit into both of these categories. If you are in the market for a video streaming device and can’t decide on which one to choose. You may want to think about what kind of user experience you want? Do you like the smooth and simplistic approach that Apple offers? Or do you want more options and settings that Android offers? Well here are two to think about.
The Android Version: Google TV
Google TV is an Android based device. It has the features you would expect from an Android device. With a Google TV installation you can search for your favorite shows and set them to play or record on your DVR at certain times. You can stream the usual internet channels such as Netflix, Hulu, Youtube ect. Google TV will also take control of your devices via infrared blasters and act as a central hub for your entire home theater system. You can download apps online including it’s remote control app which can be used to control your home theater system via iPhone or Android. You can customize settings and give it the look and feel you want. But one of the coolest things about Google TV that no other video streaming devices offers currently is the ability to surf the internet using it’s built in Google Chrome Browser. To complete the internet browsing experience, Google TV comes with a wireless qwerty keyboard.
When Not to Get Google TV
There are many reasons to get the Google TV as a video streaming solution to your home theater system. But if you are already a Mac person and happen to own and iPhone, iPad or iMac then you may be better off getting something that will give you the same user experience that you are use to. You may also want it to function with the rest of your “gadgets” seamlessly. I’m talking about the Apple TV.
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