I just saw a post called 10 Tips and Tricks for Google TV that I thought held some interesting stuff in it and I wanted to share it. They are calling some of it ‘pro tips’ but I’m guessing it might be more to it than that. I’m already 90% certain that there will be massive Google TV announcements at CES from companies like LG, Samsung and Sony. There have been rumblings and some announcements but I don’t think we’ve see the full scope of just what Google is aiming to do which is, of course, Skynet-like world domination, well maybe without the whole eradicating humanity angle.
Google TV Tips And Tricks
Check out some of these tips, which I’ve edited for brevity.
Get personalized viewing recommendations. Use star ratings to configure the TV & Movies app to give you the shows and movies you’re interested in.
Pro tip: customize Home. It’s up to you what appears on your Home — any item in All Apps can be added. Put the apps you use every day here for easy access, or add TV channels or websites.
Bookmarks and favorite channels have got a new home. Press the Menu key or press and hold the Star key from Google Chrome or live TV to bring up your bookmarks and favorites. To bookmark a webpage or favorite a channel, just press the Star key on your controller.
Pro tip: search your bookmarks and web history. Tell Google TV Search to access your browser history and bookmarks to give you another easy way to get to your favorite content. Explore other searchable items, including Google Music and Twitter.
What channel number is CNN again? Just do a search on Google TV by channel name, be it CNN, FX, or CNBC.
Follow your favorite actor or switch over to the IMDB app in Android Market to learn all you’d ever want to know.
Just heard about a cool new show? Start with season 1, episode 1. TV & Movies identifies pretty much every episode of every TV show available and lets you know where you can watch it, whether it’s on live TV or the web.
Add a soundtrack to your slideshow. Start up Pandora, Google Music, or your other favorite music app and then hop over to the Photos app to show your friends your most recent bear wrestling and zephyr piloting adventures.
Choose what happens when you turn on your TV. Go straight to Live TV, or launch TV & Movies or YouTube right at startup.