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Google TV Gets First Unofficial Porn Channel

By - Source: AVN | B 24 comments

Vivid Entertainment has launched a streaming service of adult HD content compatible with Google TV.

A porn studio based out of Los Angeles has reportedly created an app for Google TV that grants access to its naughty movies, celebrity sex tapes, and other adult content in HD.

Provided by Vivid Entertainment, the new channel is now available at no extra cost to current Vivid.com members. Vivid is a 25-year veteran in adult entertainment and currently plays host to titles like Spider-Man XXX, Sister Wives XXX, Superman XXX and even The Incredible Hulk XXX.

"Vivid for Google TV gives our fans a new way to enjoy Vivid movies in high quality HD and with other benefits that provide a very appealing, highly enjoyable, and user friendly experience," said Steven Hirsch, co-founder and co-chairman of Vivid. "We spent more than a year developing a code base for a robust, standalone Internet-TV channel with a friendly interface for the consumer that can be used with the current Google TV technology and other Internet protocol presentation methods now in development."

According to CNET, Vivid isn't providing an actual Google TV app, but an HTML5-based website optimized for Google TV set-top devices. A Vivid spokeswoman reportedly said the company set up the service without any help from Google, and has yet to receive any feedback from the Android mastermind on the new adult-oriented offering.

In fact, Google refused to discuss the subject with CNET save for saying that anyone can build a website optimized for televisions. Google also added that users can block offensive material by accessing the Application Lock feature under Privacy and Safety in Google TV's system settings. Customers can also use the Safe Search feature in Google TV's Chrome browser under the Privacy and Safety setting.

So why is Vivid using Google's floundering TV service to launch a porn channel? "It is a central part of our making Vivid available everywhere concept, which gives fans unified access to our content through their personal computers, mobile devices, tablets, television sets and DVD players," Hirsch said.

Heck, maybe the new Vivid channel will actually boost Google TV sales.

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    chumly , November 8, 2011 11:34 PM
    The internet is for porn.
  • 19 Hide
    mman74 , November 8, 2011 11:47 PM
    thesnappyfingersPeople pay for porn?


    It's a profession you know? Those fine actors doing an outstanding job need to get their pay for all their hard work.
  • 10 Hide
    phatbuddha79 , November 8, 2011 11:44 PM
    Google TV will really take off now!
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  • 28 Hide
    chumly , November 8, 2011 11:34 PM
    The internet is for porn.
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    cutthroatslim , November 8, 2011 11:36 PM
    ^this.
  • 10 Hide
    thesnappyfingers , November 8, 2011 11:43 PM
    People pay for porn?
  • 10 Hide
    phatbuddha79 , November 8, 2011 11:44 PM
    Google TV will really take off now!
  • 19 Hide
    mman74 , November 8, 2011 11:47 PM
    thesnappyfingersPeople pay for porn?


    It's a profession you know? Those fine actors doing an outstanding job need to get their pay for all their hard work.
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    extremepcs , November 8, 2011 11:52 PM
    I'm in if they have clown porn!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D1Y5dKCt6GQ&feature=related
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    sykozis , November 8, 2011 11:56 PM
    Quote:
    Heck, maybe the new Vivid channel will actually boost Google TV sales.

    Maybe some actual advertising and a reasonable pricing scheme would boost sales as well.
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    eddieroolz , November 8, 2011 11:57 PM
    If Google clamps down on this they go against their open, non-intervention model they've followed in the Android Market.
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    SirGCal , November 9, 2011 12:03 AM
    This will be interesting...
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    xerroz , November 9, 2011 12:28 AM
    What's Google TV?
  • 3 Hide
    bennaye , November 9, 2011 1:07 AM
    xerrozWhat's Google TV?


    Another product from Google that attempts to establish control over various aspects of our lives. Only this time, their doing it right.
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    Area51 , November 9, 2011 3:27 AM
    WHAT??? There is PORN on Inernet?
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    JOSHSKORN , November 9, 2011 3:41 AM
    phatbuddha79Google TV will really take off now!

    The question is, what will it take off???
  • 4 Hide
    tuch92 , November 9, 2011 3:59 AM
    "We spent more than a year developing a code base for........" = "We made it so you only need one hand"
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    Pyree , November 9, 2011 4:44 AM
    mman74It's a profession you know? Those fine actors doing an outstanding job need to get their pay for all their hard work.


    Correction: actress
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    Pyree , November 9, 2011 4:45 AM
    The actors are just simply enjoying it.
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    Lmeow , November 9, 2011 7:18 AM
    mman74It's a profession you know? Those fine actors doing an outstanding job need to get their pay for all their hard work.


    teehee

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    acerace , November 9, 2011 9:00 AM
    I feel akward.
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    krakhen , November 9, 2011 12:39 PM
    You are spot on in your last line. I do believe Vivid is betting on a beta/vhs phenomenon reprise.
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    Anonymous , November 9, 2011 1:34 PM
    @bennaye

    "What's Google TV?

    Another product from Google that attempts to establish control over various aspects of our lives. Only this time, their doing it right."

    and yet Apple TV will come along claim they were there first and sue the pants off google
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