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A video is going around the Internet by a Mark Erikson, who claims on his vlog “Infinite Solutions” that you can get a double-secret Google TV beta account.

Google TV supposedly will let you log into Gmail and watch any primetime show from Fox, CBS, and NBC for free (ABC and the CW are inexplicably not in on the deal…)This has the hallmarks of a virtuoso Internet prank, complete with laughably complicated instructions to obtain your secret access via logging in and out of GMail a dozen times.

But it’s produced “just so” that it puts a twinge of doubt in the viewer..

…ok, this is definitely a hoax…

…but there have been reports that media companies are talking with Google…

…maybe this is Google’s clever way of generating buzz….

…stranger things have happened….

…remember how Google launched Gmail on April Fools’ Day???…

…and how did this guy get rights to include a clip from “Heroes” in his vlog, anyway?…

But enough of the conspiracy theories. Mostly I got a good laugh from Eric’s videos. I love the idea people out there are logging in and out of Gmail.

And if I want to watch Heroes, I can always check it out 9pm on Mondays on NBC. Or on YouTube, of course! 😉

After the jump, the embedded videos, including Heroes…(via TechCrunch)…

The original “Google TV” video by “Infinite Solutions”…

The update, responding to accusations of a prank:

All over the world, people are waking up with strange, new powers….

Posted 10 years ago by John Piscitello

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