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Google TV review: good and bad apps

Flixster wins praise but the Google Play market comes up short in Kevin McDonagh’s entertaining review of good and bad apps on Google TV.

The co-founder of Android app developers Novoda picks his way through a selection of Google TV apps from Flixster, Twitter, YouTube, Netflix and Google itself.

It’s a great overview of the Google TV platform and a guide to anyone who’s thinking of launching a smart TV app.

Even with Google TV’s support for keyboards to allow advanced input, McDonagh’s simple message is to keep apps simple enough to navigate with a typical TV remote control. 

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