[CES 2012] While Google TV and Apple TV haven’t really been finding their way into the living room of consumers, there is still room in the market for an alternative smart TV platform. Could Canonical’s Ubuntu TV be the answer? Last year the company revealed its plans to break into the smart TV sector, and at CES this year it demonstrated Ubuntu TV for the very first time.
Unlike Linux on computers, which usually is too complicated for a lot of users; Ubuntu TV is designed to bring a simple viewing experience for online video via movie streaming services, television broadcasts, and from your own sources. Canonical is currently working with manufacturers to push out the first Ubuntu TV-powered TV sometime later this year. Will it have a chance against the already established competition? Only time will tell.