Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Google's set-top boxes will run with Android software

For Google, though, the large market for smart TVs and streaming media boxes makes it worth another try. While TV sales have been sluggish, sales of devices that plug into televisions and play video and music are expected to jump to 330 million units by 2017, double the tally from last year, according to market researcher Parks Associates. More than 50 percent of US households connect their TV to the Internet in some fashion, the researcher also said.

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Google most recent push came last year with Chromecast, a $35 dongle that plugs into TVs and streams content from a user's smartphone, tablet, or computer. Initial sales appeared strong among consumers, but usage of the Chromecast may be dwindling after an initial surge of curious interest, according to data from Parks.

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