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Google TV gets saucy with its first porn channel

You can't watch much else on Google TV, but at least now you can get porn

Technology trends and news by Alia Knight
November 7, 2011 | Comments
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While Google TV's anemic content selection leaves much to be desired, at least it can now say that it has the porn market covered. Adult film studio Vivid Entertainment announced Monday that it now has its very own channel on the Google TV. This is new territory for both Google and Vivid as this is Google TV's very first porn channel. There's a first time for everything right?

This channel is the realization of a Vivid Entertainment project more than a year in the making. Vivid, which specializes in quirky porn parodies and celebrity sex videos, has been working long and hard (no pun intended) to create a code base for this new application. It is all part of their mission to jump on the 24/7 information feed bandwagon and make their material available to subscribers. Through Google TV, Vivid will be easily accessible through computers, android tablets, DVD players, and more. Vivid co-founder Steven Hirsch insists that no other adult film company has this kind of Internet-based round-the-clock streaming video access. Nice to know pornography is keeping up with the times.

The channel will only be available through the so-called non-market downloads feature, meaning that it will not be offered directly through the Android market. It will fall under the category of third party applications that users must first purchase on the Vivid website before enabling independently. And of course it will not be accessible to those under the age of 18.

Google TV prides itself on providing easy collective access to movies and live television via such various avenues as Netflix, HBO, YouTube, Redux, and more. Users can link the program to stand alone TV or Revue box and get the fast and easy access of the Internet combined with the experience of a home television. Google TV works closely with Android as Android tablets are the easiest way to enjoy the benefits of Google TV aside from a simple computer.

Vivid is not the first adult entertainment company to take advantage of the iPhone’s App Store and Android Market craze. Adult film company MiKandi has been offering its streaming videos by way of Android since November of 2010.  

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