Latest news hitting the Tech sites is that a new streamer from Google is coming. Sites are saying this could be the replacement for the Nexus Q that never made it to release. Sites are saying this is the hardware to go along with the new ‘All Access’ Spotify-esque product that was released at Google IO last week.
My take on this is a little different, we have an updated Play Books with file upload functionality and a restyled interface, a new Play Music with extra features and a restyled interface, amendments to Google+ to match a new interface. What we dont have is a new restyled Play Movies…..
So is there more changes afoot on Play for Movies. I think so. Play Movies hasn’t exactly broken new ground and the TV shows portion has only released in the US. I think Google are ready to do something new with Movies to expand its reach.
What do I have to back this up? A few small things that kind of add up
- From documents at the FCC we can tell the device was tested on a Dell monitor, odd if this is only a music device?
- The device is listed as a media device, not just music.
- Play Movies wasn’t updated with a matching interface to its sister apps, why not?
- Finally, no news at IO on Play Movies or Google TV.
Just guessing here but it all makes sense.