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Google TV's backdoor to Hulu video closed; Syfy starts blocking too


Even though Hulu has been blocking Google TV, for a few days users could still access the videos through Comcast's portal, but that loophole has been closed, repeating a pattern seen after the launch of Flash on Froyo and the overall path of Google TV up to this point. Even more notably, Syfy has joined corporate parent NBC in blocking its streams from the devices. So there you have it, despite being technologically able to play most video on the internet, the Google TV's selection is still limited by license agreements. Obviously a HTPC is the access route of choice if you're into cord cutting or just don't like limits, but if it can't fix the access problem soon, where does Google's baby really fit into the connected TV market? Check NewTeeVee for a list of what streaming services you can still check out on Google TV, at least, when you're not playing WoW.

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