Google Announces Google Fiber; Why It May Signal the Death Knell for Google TV

Google Announces Google Fiber; Why It May Signal the Death Knell for Google TV

Jul 27, 2012

Google has announced the first rollout of Google Fiber will be taking place in that tech hotspot of Kansas City – both the Missouri and Kansas variations, apparently! This internet service will deliver Gigabit internet(!) for $70/month, with a combined TV/internet package available for $120/month. As well, there will be a free internet option that will deliver 5 Mpbs speeds for up to 7 years for free, after a $300 installation fee.

The TV service will also integrate with Android devices, particularly the Nexus 7. Not only will the package come with a Nexus 7, but it will be possible to use it as a TV remote, and watch TV from anywhere in the house with it, though not all channels will be available with it. Also, there’s currently no ESPN available as part of the Fiber TV package, so sports fans may not be jumping on Google Fiber quite yet.

Now what’s interesting is that there’s nary a mention of Google TV being part of the TV service. Devices with Google TV continue to roll out – Vizio just launched one today – but it appears that Google might want nothing to do with the TV platform going forward.

Carter Dotson
Carter Dotson, editor of Android Rundown, has been covering Android since late 2010, and the mobile industry as a whole since 2009. Originally from Texas, he has recently moved to Chicago. He loves both iOS and Android for what they are - we can all get along!
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