The First Google TV Update Brings New Netflix, Customizable Dual View and Android Remote App

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The first over-the-air update for Google TV is currently rolling out, bringing a handful of improvements to the fledgling platform. Two of the more exciting ones: support for the freshly-released Android remote app and customizable Dual View.

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A post on GoogleTV's blog enumerates the four primary updates:

1. Better Netflix searching and browsing with a pretty new interface, allowing users to easily access the entire Instant Watch catalog.

2. Customizable Dual View, allowing users to resize and move Google TV's unique picture-in-picture box wherever and however they please.

3. Support for the Android remote app, now available in the Market.

4. A new search page for movies, pulling together results across all video services.

The update will be popping up on Google TV devices throughout the week. [GoogleTV]

DISCUSSION

The networks will never allow free streaming to a TV. You gotta pay (a la Hulu Plus) or do it yourself. The only other way is stick an antenna on your roof and watch it free that way.

It's also why until Hulu Plus, Hulu was actively blocked on anything that made it easy to watch on TV (e.g. Boxee).