Just as mobile phones make your site accessible to people on the go, Google TV makes your site easily viewable to people lounging on their couch. Because Google TV has a fully functioning web browser built in, users can easily visit your site from their TV. Current sites should already work, but you may want to provide your users with an enhanced TV experience — what’s called “10-foot UI” (user interface). They’ll be approx 10 feet away from the screen and rather than mouse/touchpad, they’ll have a remote with a keyboard and a pointing device (a D-pad).
Here’s a quick workaround to give you a ballpark idea of how your site looks on TV.
- On a large monitor, make your window size 1920 x 1080.
- In a browser, visit your site at full screen.
- Zoom browser to 1.5x the normal size. This’s performed in different ways with different keyboards.
- Move back 3 x (distance between you and monitor).
- Check out your site!