Which would you choose? Watch your favourite television movie on your TV set or surf the net. For me, i will choose surfing the net instead of watching my favourite movie on my big TV screen. Reason is because, i can do more stuff on my PC eg surf net, check mail, watch movie, listen to music, stream youtube, blog and so on which i can’t do if i opt to watch TV on my couch for say maybe 2 hours or more.
“TV Meets Web. Web Meets TV” is the slogan Google is using for Google TV
Recently Google TV has launched the new generation of Web TV, Internet HDTV, Android TV apps with the capability of browsing web right from your television. It will totally change the way you browse the web and watch TV, by integrating modern HDTV and along with some devices which will be released very soon. It’s powered by Google Chrome, where you can access your favorite websites and watch TV simultaneously. You can have stuff such as photo slideshow, a gaming console, a music player etc on your TV now. Using Google TV, you can easily browse television channels, surf websites, use applications, watch movies and a lot more stuff.
Google had teamed up with Intel, Sony and Logitech as hardware partners for Google TV, to apply its Android software into TVs, Blu-ray players, and a Google set-top box called Buddy Box. Great news for developers with skills in designing Android applications, since Google TV is built on open platforms like Android and Google Chrome, developers can design Android apps for Google TV and also start designing websites for Google TV.
If Google TV succeeds in attracting more viewers, it may soon replace our standard cable TV. Plus, it will also increase its ad reach and accessing a whole new demographics of users.
In short, Google TV is an open platform free of restrictions and powered by hardware that can handle Flash.
Sony and Logitech said the sets and boxes will be available in the United States in time for the year-end holiday shopping season and be rolled out internationally next year.
Pricing for the TV sets or the set-top boxes was not disclosed.
Watch this introduction video for Google TV
Google I/O 2010: Google TV Keynote – Introducing Google TV
Google I/O 2010: Google TV Keynote, Day 2 – CEO Partner Panel
Google I/O 2010 – Keynote Day 2 Android Demo – Full Length
Google TV announcement at Google I/O 2010
Industry Leaders Announce Open Platform to Bring Web to TV
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SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (May 20, 2010) — Today at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, leading industry players announced the development of Google TV—an open platform that adds the power of the web to the television viewing experience, ushering in a new category of devices for the living room. Intel, Sony, and Logitech, together with Best Buy, DISH Network and Adobe, joined Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) on stage to announce their support for Google TV. Read more