Logitech Brings Next Version of Google TV to Logitech Revue

We are pleased to announce that we will begin delivering a free software update of the Android 3.1 platform to Logitech Revue™ with Google TV™ this week. If you’re already a Revue user, simply ensure your unit is turned on and connected to the Web, and accept the update that pops up onto your TV screen. New customers are expected to receive this version automatically upon activation.

Some of the key developments include more entertainment choices such as access to Android Market; faster and more comprehensive search and browse capabilities; a simplified user interface, and improvements to the Logitech Media Player.

With the Android Market now available through your Logitech Revue, you’ll get new and useful apps all the time, such as the new Google Music app, making your Logitech Revue the fastest growing entertainment hub in your living room. At launch, the Android Market will feature around 50 apps optimized for HDTV, and we expect number of apps to increase over time.

In a world of infinite entertainment choices you need an easy way to discover the content you want to watch: Logitech Revue has you covered. The Google Chrome browser brings full search capabilities to your HDTV, along with full keyboard navigation and support for Adobe Flash player version 10.2.

The Quick Search Box quickly vets TV content, Web video, Apps, Bookmarks, and the Web, so you can spend less time searching and more time watching. And the TV & Movies app allows people to easily search, watch and even rate more than 80,000 movies and TV episodes from cable, Netflix, Amazon and YouTube.

With the Logitech Media Player software and your Logitech Revue, you can unlock your computer’s library of music, movies and photos to enjoy on your HDTV.

What’s more, Logitech Revue can help you visit with friends and family. Thanks to the optional Logitech TV Cam and Vid HD service, you can make and receive high definition video calls on your HDTV, and from the comfort of your couch.

Customer feedback is very important to us, and we worked closely with Google to ensure that Logitech Revue with the next version of Google TV incorporates the features and improvements that are most important to you. With these improvements, we hope you find that the Logitech Revue with the next version of Google TV is an easy way to integrate your existing broadcast or pay TV service with Internet content all on your HDTV.

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201 comments

  • Thanks, Logitech. Sad that you are no longer shipping current Google TV units. Hope that you will be in the near future!

  • Thank you to all involved. Better late than never.

    I ask all in the user community to head to the petition I’ve linked in this post which is simply requesting that Logitech open the boot-loader on the Revue to allow those in the user community with the knowledge & skills to continue supporting and improving the Revue after this update since Logitech has decided to discontinue the product and end support for it.

    Hopefully Logitech will allow this comment to be posted!

  • Great to see the update is finally ready and rolling out, but a little disappointing that a consumer (like me) who knows about, cares about and has been waiting for the update to come out cannot initiate it manually. Please roll it out to a larger base earlier in the week or offer a manual installation method via USB drive with a .zip or .img, etc.

  • This whole cluster@@@@ is Google fault which I will remember for a long time. Never thought I’d say it, but I will now wait for Apple TV.

  • Cool!! I bought it a few days ago, and today it’s my birthday and Logitech releases the new version, it’s so awesome, thanks Google & Logitech!

  • Thanks Logitech, I appreciate it! =) have a Xbox 360 but will still prefer my Logitech Revue for TV entertainment now with the update!

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  • I love it when I’m right!
    I kept telling everyone you guys were just making sure the release was as right as possible.

    Freaking awesome!

    William Lewis

  • has anyone actually received the update? as far as I can tell, there is only one person who “received” the update and took a picture of it.

  • thanks for update, but if you are going to be dropping the revue, at least unlock it to allow developers to make custom roms to keep the device up to date when you stop supporting it.

    • We remain committed to our Logitech Revue customers. We will honor the product warranty period of 1 year from date of purchase. In addition you may want to check out our support community at forums.logitech.com for customers to find answers to your questions.

  • We recognize the first iteration of Logitech Revue with Google TV wasn’t perfect, however, to win a race, you have to start it. Remember, the connected TV concept is still in its early days. We listened to our customers feedback and we worked closely with Google to ensure that Logitech Revue with the next version of Google TV is a solid step in the right direction.

  • Whoa, don’t get too excited, it isn’t avialable just yet. Similar language has been used for about a year now.

  • I just ordered one off Amazon for $99. I’ve always like Logitech products. Now that the Android 3.1 Honeycomb update has just been released, it was a no brainer for me…

  • Hello,

    Good news. Can you also comment on opening up Logitech TV cam for google tv so that revue users can use it with GTalk and Skype ? I have searched logitech forums to get an answer on why its not possible (not supported by Skype or GTalk etc) but haven’t got any real explanation yet.

    Any chances of getting Skype or GTalk support without buying a new version on HD cam in future? if yes, it will help me make informed decision

  • I just hooked mine back up hoping to get the update. Haven’t gotten it yet. If I don’t get it soon, I’m trashing my device.

  • Logitech what about future updates to the platform? I mean with you all discontinuing it what’s gonna happen with regards to future firmware updates? Is Google taking over complete firmware support from here-on out? You all should continue with the platform… But you cannot price these boxes @ $299.99 out of the gate… They should’ve been priced somewhere in between $149-$199 from the get go… If you all can figure out a Tegra 3 version while keeping it under $200 I’m sold!

  • Sorry, I should have said, “Since I have been in China, it has already updated once before.”

    Cheers.

  • Hi,

    I own Logitech Revue in India…. I am still seeing the old version here…. Will I be getting the update? Please confirm.

  • Hi Ashish, is the new update available for all users? I mean I live in India and just few days agoI bought Revue from Amazon… will I be getting update on my new revue? please confirm.

  • Hi Ashish, is the new update available for all users? I mean I live in India and just few days ago I bought Revue from Amazon… will I be getting update on my new revue? please confirm.

    • We can’t speak for Google and they haven’t publically committed to a launch date. We understand their plan is to focus on evolving the product and improving the platform for consumers here in the U.S. market before bringing Google TV to other markets.

  • I’m a little confused. This week meaning ending the Saturday? Even people in my country initiating new installations are not getting the update here (United States) as far as I can tell. With the massive dissatisfaction I’ve been hearing from most people, this was not the way to roll this out. Let us have a USB manual load option.

  • When you say this week, you mean by Saturday right? It’s already Thursday and no one has recieved this update yet!

  • Lets not put the cart ahead of the horse. I am happy for the update but will not pass judgement until I see how it works.

    Maybe I am being too critical but I was wandering if any anyone is having a problem with picture degradation when connected to the Dish Network? I enjoy the ability for the Revue to connect the net and my TV provider but not when doing so gives me an inferior picture.
    The updates I doubt will help this but even without it the Revue is a great product if they get it working properly and give us more sources.

  • Thanks for the update. I have had mine for 6 months and am okay with it. I don’t understand all the stink about how bad it works.

  • First of all, Thank you so much Logitech for this update. Will this be the last major updated to the Revue? I hope not. I purchased my Revue, the first week that it came out ago a year ago at ($299.99). I have been happy with my product and jumping for joy that 3.1 has arrived. I haven’t received my update, yet but I’m sure it will be worth the wait. Logitech, please consider future support /updates to our Revue units. Also, for future updates. I believe those that purchased the product first should receive their update first. Thanks again for 3.1 HC and Android Market, etc……

    • Logitech remains committed to Logitech Revue customers. Logitech will honor the product warranty period of 1 year from date of purchase. Logitech does host a support community at forums.logitech.com for customers to find answers to their questions.

    • The roll out has already begun simply ensure your unit is turned on and connected to the Web, and accept the update that pops up onto your TV screen.

  • My IP is from Vzla would this mean that the update will come later in the week or I will not get it at all?? other updates dis download here with no problem. When can we expect all the boxes to be updated??

  • My IP is from Venezuela , would this mean that it will take longer for me to get the update or it will not be available for IPs outside USA. The other updates did work here but hav this concern.

    When can we expec to have all boxes updated, is this update been done depending on the buit # or the customer #????

    Appreciate comments for us with the Logitech Reveu outside USA

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