10 Android Apps Google TV Must Have Right Off The Bat

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Google TV is on the way, and the news out of Google I/O is that it will be a fully-supported Android device.We’ve made our shortlist of Android apps that are essential additions to the Google TV. Given that these apps already run on your Android phone, it should be a straightforward proposition to ready them for an Android-enabled television.

What apps do you want to see on your Google TV? Let us know in the comments!

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The app is Android friendly and should be ready to go for your Google TV.”
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A Hulu app for Google TV will further close the gap between the internet and conventional television.”
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We’d be getting closer to The Minority Report-version of the future every day.”
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This one is especially essential.”
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