By Euro Weekly News Media • 27 May 2010 • 7:57
Web meets TV, TV meets web
If there’s one entertainment device that people know and love, it’s the television. In fact, 4 billion people across the world watch TV. Imagine turning on the TV and getting all the channels and shows you normally watch and all of the websites you browse all day — including your favourite video, music and photo sites. Google announced that we’ve done just that.
Google TV is a new experience for television that combines the TV that you already know with the freedom and power of the Internet. With Google Chrome built in, you can access all of your favourite websites and easily move between television and the web. This opens up your TV from a few hundred channels to millions of channels of entertainment across TV and the web. Your television is also no longer confined to showing just video. With the entire Internet in your living room, your TV becomes more than a TV — it can be a photo slideshow viewer, a gaming console, a music player and much more.
Google TV uses search to give you an easy and fast way to navigate to television channels, websites, apps, shows and movies. For example, already know the channel or program you want to watch? Just type in the name. Want to see a YouTube video? It’s just a quick search away. If you know what you want to watch, but you’re not sure where to find it, just type in what you’re looking for and Google TV will help you find it on the web or on one of your many TV channels. If you’d rather browse than search, you can use your standard program guide, your DVR or the Google TV home screen.
Google are working together with Sony and Logitech to put Google TV inside of televisions, Blu-ray players and companion boxes. These devices will initially go on sale in the US this fall.
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