Fox Joins the Bandwagon- Blocks Google TV

Posted Fri Nov 12, 2010 at 10:30 AM PST by Dick Ward

Online television offerings are starting to look slim for the hotly anticipated device.

Google TV has a problem. Though Sony and Logitech have boasted it as the perfect combination of internet and television, it seems the television networks aren't exactly thrilled. CBS, ABC, NBC and Hulu all blocked access and now Fox has done the same.

The folks over at GTV Hub have an ever dwindling list of legitimate sites that can still be accessed through Google TV. Now that Fox and SyFy are off the list the options are really getting low.

Keep in mind, all of the blocked sites are still visible on other devices, and can still be accessed by users with HTPCs hooked up to their televisions. The eventual outcome? Google TV sales drop, Google TV users watch pirated content instead of legitimate content, or both.

Source: GTV Hub (via Engadget)

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