Friday, March 16, 2012

Google TV Apps That Bring You Home

There’s a fast-growing number of apps for your Google TV – hundreds built especially for TV; thousands available from the mobile world. Some take you far from home, and some make home not feel so far away. If you live in the U.S. and your home is far away, we’re featuring apps this week that bring the hometown content you love to your Google TV, for free. Take a trip with us through some apps from around the world:

  • PPTV offers high-definition video programming, including the latest cinema blockbusters and TV dramas from Asia.  Also available are popular anime series, variety entertainment shows such as Taiwanese Idol and China Super Girl, and live sports and financial news.  
  • IslamBox has more than 40 Live TV Channels and over two thousand hours of video on demand in four different languages from around the world. Watch Islamic Channels like Islam Channel from UK, Express News from Pakistan, Peace TV from India, Bridges Television from USA, Huda TV from Egypt and many more.
  • Yupp TV brings Indian TV channels live and on demand to your Google TV. YuppTV today has more than 80 channels available in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali and Punjabi languages.  
  • Raaga offers South Asian music from more than 200 music labels from the region in almost 20 languages. This includes Bollywood content, as well as music in regional languages like Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi and more.
  • Crunchyroll lets you watch Japanese anime and Asian Drama on your Google TV. The app offers the latest anime from Japan in English languages or subtitles, showing new episodes one hour after airing in Japan.
  • euronews is a web app that publishes the very latest news from Europe ‘s leading international news channel. The app brings the day’s top world, business and lifestyle news as well as the award-winning programme no comment. Language services available include English, Spanish, French, German and Italian.
  • Al Jazeera offers an English version of the Arabic-language news network. This app brings breaking news and features plus background material including profiles and global reactions, and you can watch the latest Al Jazeera programs in HD quality.

Our promise of making it easy to access more entertainment for your living room means we’re looking far and wide for content relevant for you, whatever that content may be, or wherever your living room is.

Are you an expat using Google TV? Let us know what other apps you use to keep in touch with home on our +Google TV page!

Posted by Jennifer Wasson, Google TV Content Partnerships