Posted Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 09:00 AM PDT by Brian Hoss
Google adding 3net for free and ESPN3D for $5 extra a month.
As Google Fiber continues its to expand its Gigabit internet service throughout Kansas City, it has decided to go ahead and add 3D content to its TV service, Fiber TV. Customers who subscribe to the Gigabit + TV plan will receive 3net at no additional cost while ESPN3D is available for an additional $5 a month. Naturally, customers will need a 3D TV and 3D glasses combination in order to correctly view the new 3D content.
As noted by Ars Technica, Samsung has admitted that demand for 3D TV has only realized sales at 30 percent of what the industry expected. Nevertheless, Google TV is promoted as on the cutting edge within its limited but growing market, and now 3D is part of that forward thinking service.
ESPN3D may present the best and worst of what is available for as a dedicated 3D channel, but in order for content to improve, customers need to have access to it.
Google Fiber is pushing out of Kansas and into Missouri, and so still remains beyond-reach for most customers.
Source: Ars Technica
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