Google TV vs Apple TV


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I'm thinking about picking up one of these internet TV boxes for streaming instead of building my own HTPC now. Both look really good. I'm just not sure which one to get. I'm leaning towards the Apple TV because I already have an iPhone but the Google TV has a ton of search features that I don't think Apple has.

Which one should I get?


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It depends.

If you're interested in hooking up your cable settop, Google TV is the way to go. Google TV also has apps.

Apple TV is smaller, cheaper and uses less power. It doesn't have apps but it has iTunes with 99 cent tv episodes. It also has netflix.

I personally would go with the Google TV. I love my iPhone and iPod touch but I feel as though Apple TV is limited.