Thursday, December 2, 2010

Rocking Out for the Holidays

Best of Google TV series
It’s the first week of December -- time to get ready for the holidays! What better way to get into the spirit than to listen to holiday music? And why listen to it on your computer or your iPod when you can listen to it from your TV, which is likely connected to the best speakers in your house? Here are the Google TV team’s top music recommendations for Google TV:
  1. Pandora* - pick a song or artist you like, and Pandora will magically create an endless playlist of similar music for you.
  2. VEVO** - a TV-optimized set of back-to-back HD music videos featuring your favorite artists.
  3. Napster* - grab a subscription and get unlimited music.
  4. Grooveshark - millions of streaming songs online.
  5. Last.fm - stream music and keep a record of what you listen to from any player.
In the Spotlight
Want even more? Here are some new websites that have been optimized for Google TV. If you have a device, you can try them out in the Spotlight folder linked from your home screen.
  1. Crackle.com - free uncut movies & TV shows.
  2. Fraboom.com - online children’s museum - it’s like a live classroom in your living room.
  3. KQED.com - Public Media serving Northern California featuring news, food, arts, and science.
  4. mSpot.com video - mSpot Movies brings the newest on-demand movies to your TV.
  5. PartyCentral - a fun game where you can socialize with guests, earn popularity, and customize your house to host the hottest party.
Check them out and let us know what you think! And if you're a Google TV owner, please add a comment below, Facebook us, or tweet at us with your own favorite things to do. Who knows - we just might feature it in an upcoming post!

* Available in the Applications folder linked from your Google TV home screen.
** Available in the Spotlight folder linked from your Google TV home screen.