I like it when videos starts playing immediately. I notice this before I notice the layout of the app, and Fox Business has a nice layout. On the left hand side of the screen is a breakdown of content by origin and topic, on the right is the video playing, and in the center is the current playlist. At the bottom of the screen you also see a stock summary and can search for a specific stock. The summary shows DJIA, NASDAQ, S&P 500, and FOX 50.
By default you are seeing a collection of videos, very recent videos that tend to be longer in length than those presented by CNN Money, averaging in length from three to six minutes. The videos do go back for several months, good content gets to hang around (“Ron Paul for the Long Haul” on “Freedom Watch” for example). Videos are separated into the categories of Markets, Technology, Politics, Economy, Personal Finance, Media & Advertising, Real Estate Retail, Business Leaders, Career, Life Style & Budget, Retirement, Taxes, Small Business, and Travel. Each category has several videos. So no matter what your interest, it is very easy to find content you’ll want to see.
You can also watch video by TV Show. Content from several Fox Business shows are available, such as Imus in the Morning, Varney & Co., Fox Business, Closing Bell, Bulls and Bears, The Willis Report, Cavuto, Lout Dobbs Tonight, Freedom Watch, America’s Nightly Scoreboard, Follow the Money, The Tom Sullivan Show, and Stossel.
When you go to “Markets” your video is paused, so if you go back to the previous section and hit play you won’t have missed anything and won’t have to fast forward at all. You are presented with the current most active stocks, easily color coded so you can see if they are currently losing value or gaining value. Selecting one gives you the same details that searching for a specific symbol shows.
Keeping the color coding you see the symbol, name, current trading price (check the update time in the bottom left of the screen to make sure the data is current), change amount ($ and %), volume, and the previous close.
You can use both the directional keys or pointer to navigate the app, and you can use the on-screen buttons or the on-remote controls to control eh playing video. All-in-All Fox Business for Google TV is a pretty neat app, and if you are interested in business, economics, or stocks you should definitely download it today.