GoogleTV portal opens ahead of hardware launch

October 4, 2010: 10:32 AM ET

With the Logitech Revue launching this week and Sony's GoogleTV  next week, Google opens  up its GoogleTV place on the web.

One interesting feature which will be familiar to prospective AppleTV customers is 'flinging content to your TV'. Google's (GOOG) offering will differentiate itself by flinging whole websites and not just the certain type of video content playable by AppleTV.  Apple (AAPL) will launch Airplay service on their devices in November.

We'll be on hand at the review launch on Wednesday and hopefully have a hands on shortly thereafter. The new portal has 10 slides but I particularly like the last one, below:

Also interesting is that the portal points to a soon to be started  GoogleTV blog.

Update: Google has updated the Blog with the following details:

  • Turner Broadcasting has been hard at work optimizing some of their most popular websites for viewing on Google TV, including TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, available anytime through Google TV.
  • NBC Universal has collaborated with Google TV to bring CNBC Real-Time, an application that allows you to track your favorite stocks and access news feeds while enjoying the best financial news from CNBC directly on the TV screen.
  • HBO will bring access to hundreds of hours of original programming to Google TV with HBO GO. Authenticated subscribers will soon be able to access all of their favorite HBO content on-demand in an enhanced website for Google TV.
  • NBA has built NBA Game Time, an application that lets you follow game scores in real-time and catch up on the latest highlights from your favorite team in HD.
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Google went from searching the Web to worming its way into nearly every facet of business and government. Seth Weintraub unveils where the company is going, who it's competing with, who it's about to compete with and how market forces push the company to veer or adhere to its Don't Be Evil motto. For 15 years, Weintraub was a global IT director for a number of companies before becoming a blogger.

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