The service, which runs on TV set-top boxes with Google software, lets users search shows available through Dish, as well as content available online.
Many attempts have been made before to combine traditional TV with the Web, but WSJ's Jessica Vascellaro theorizes that Google may have a better chance at success. Many earlier attempts had failed at least in part because they required users to purchase extra hardware, she writes, but by teaming up with Dish, Google has sidestepped that snare.
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— Erin Barker, Digital Content Reporter, Cable Digital News