Reviewers find Google’s answer to Apple TV chaotic, complicated
The New York Times review of Google TV takes issue with its complexity, calling it a step in “the wrong direction,” while The Wall Street Journal says it “missed the mark.”
Techies will like Google TV but the average household may not. TV is much more a passive experience, so actively checking websites in not very useful. Also, TV is usually watched by several people while Google TV can really only be experienced by the person with the controller. Finally, one more large controller for the TV is not what a lot of people want. Especially ones that are not very well designed.
Apple TV, on the other hand, it designed to do one thing really well – deliver video content over the Internet. Not for web searches, not for twitter accounts. For watching video.