If you’re one of the select few subscribers to Google’s Fiber cable service, you can now get a 3D fix, as it has been announced that ESPN3D and 3net are available for the service.
Subscribers to the $120 per month Gigabit + TV plan already get over 200 2D channels, and now can receive the 3D channel 3net at no extra cost. The channel offers a selection of entertainment shows in eye popping 3D. For sports fans looking for some third dimension action will have to fork out an additional $5 per month to watch ESPN3D.
The experimental Google Fiber service was launched last summer in selected Kansas city areas, as an extra to Google’s Gigabit Internet service. The service offers ultra fast Internet of 1 gigabit per second for $70 monthly, with additional IPTV included for $120 per month.
On top of that, subscribers get a 500 hour DVR facility with the ability to record eight shows at once, in 1080p high-definition format. So why the addition of 3D content?
Larry Yang, Google’s head of product management points to the huge capacity of the service saying, “Thanks to the amazing capacity of Fiber, we can also include some new experiences and tools that will make watching TV even cooler. For example, 3D channels.”
Subscribers may need to invest in some 3D hardware to watch the additional content, but anyone paying that much per month must own a 3DTV already, right?