Google Makes Another Run at the Television

Google   announced Android TV at its recent I/O conference, which could have left some people scratching their heads. "Wait, don't they have Chromecast -- and before that didn't they have Google TV?"

The answer is yes. And it is pretty confusing.

But after the bust that was Google TV, and bolstered by the success of Chromecast, Google is making yet another run at your television. This time, the company wants Android to replace the "Smart TV" interfaces that are on most new televisions. Much like's Kindle Fire, Android TV also puts an emphasis on video games

In the This Week in Tech video below, The Motley Fool's general manager, Eric Bleeker, and tech bureau chief, Max Macaluso, talk about what Android TV is and its potential to invade your living room. They also discuss how Android TV's strategy stacks up against not only Amazon and other set-top devices, but what limits are keeping big tech companies from ruling the living room. 

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