Mar 08 AT 7:44 PM Taylor Wimberly 7 Comments

Google search coming to Dish Network via Android

Google’s Android has conquered all the major United States carriers and now your TV is next in their quest for world domination to reach more devices.

Can Google provide a better search for your cable or satellite set-top box? Google employees and their families are currently beta testing a new Dish Network service that lets you search TV shows and Web video, according to the WSJ.

The service runs on set-top boxes “using elements of Google’s Android operating system”, but no details were provided about the hardware partner. The WSJ previously reported that Motorola was looking to bring Motoblur to their set-top boxes, so they are a possibility.

I think the cable and satellite companies are going to put up more of a fight than the carriers (before they hand their customers over to Google), but if they can increase their ad revenues through a partnership with Google I guess anything is possible.

Via: Business Insider

Source: WSJ

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  • http://Website mantrik00

    ” I think the cable and satellite companies are going to put up more of a fight than the carriers (before they hand their customers over to Google)”

    These days anything to do with Google is looked at cynically. Did not expect it from fan forum.
    This kind of partnership is a win for every body; users, Operators, & Google. Ultimately it is about solving a computer science problem… search.

  • http://Website monk

    I saw how it worked about a year ago its really a good Idea when searching a movie or an actor you Google it. I’m a dish custo waiting for this new technological advance in sattilite tv!!

  • http://Website manly man

    Nooooooooooooooooo! dont go to dish network, come to direct tv!

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    Wow, this is a great news for me considering I have a dish network. Hmmm, Android is getting more tempting to buy now that this came out since I didn’t know about that before. lol.

  • NookSurfer

    Interesting project. I never really had a problem with search on my tv since if it’s not broadcasted, it’s not on. But if they include youtube, I guess that’s a different arena.

  • http://Website monk

    So how it works is say you a certain actress or actor and you wanna dvr a certain movie now you can pull up all their movies and see when or set dvr to record Next time its on and id never go to direct tv sorry

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