Just one day after we heard that Apple is working on a TV service, Wall Street Journal reports that Google is also working on a new TV service. Google hopes to combine TV channels with on-demand content.
Google also working on TV service
They all have app stores, music services and e-book services so the American electronics giants are changing their focus to launching TV services. Google is in the race, too, says Wall Street Journal.
Google TV has been a fiasco but Google is working on a TV service that will help turn things around
Google is reportedly working on a TV service that combines live TV channels with on-demand services. The two will be integrated into a sleek user interface developed by Google. WSJ says that Google has held meetings with the major player but that no final agreements are in sight.
Google had similar plans for a TV service two years ago and pitched the same companies with its vision but back then nothing happened, according to the report. In 2010, Google launches the Google TV platform with Sony and Logitech but it proved to be a big failure. Instead, Apple has seen much more success with its Apple TV.
Not only Apple and Google are exploring the possibilities of a TV service. Intel is reportedly also working on a TV service and a TV platform that could launch as early as late 2013. Sony is also working on an online TV service.