Google TV Launched: Television meets the search engine

Saturday, October 9, 2010 |

Almost five months after telling the world about its television aspirations, Internet search giant Google is providing more details on its forthcoming Google TV service.

The first devices featuring Google TV, from Sony and Logitech, will be available this month, Google said in a blog post on Monday.

Google TV-Internet TV will soon hit the market. Google TV official website goes live. It show cases features and attraction of Google TV-having access to entire web on your TV. It is first kind of TV that let you search for your favorite channels or TV shows. Just type your favorite show in Internet TV and Google will instantly come up with the result to see this channels live.

Google giant has yet again stumbled us with its new out of the box innovation, Google TV. with Google TV, Google plans to connect the Web with TV. Its certainly not clear how the media market will react to it , but Google's ambition is to break all boundaries and creep into every corner of the earth . Google points out that there are more than five billion people who watch TV across the world and which out numbers the mobile and computer users. Beside everything, Google TV is going to be the best digital innovation of the 21st century. Google TV will allow us to watch TV programmes as well as browse web on the TV simultaneously. The best thing they talked about is that the iPhones and Android-based smartphones are going to work as our TV remote.

Google TV uses Google Chrome browser and Adobe Flash 10.1 to achieve the search mechanism. You can watch your favorite TV show, sports, photos, games, chat with friends and do almost anything that you would have think you can do. 

Google also plans to invite developers to develop apps and support for Google TV.

Like Google Android, Google promises that Google Tv is also going to be an Open source product. Now the question is ; Do we really want this 'Google TV ?'. Well its the user's privacy and pricing that will decide whether Google TV is going to be the next big thing or not. Lets wait and watch  and hope that we will be able to enjoy watching TV like we enjoy today. 

You need to buy Sony Internet TV or Logitech Revue which costs around $200-300 in market. Currently, none of the device is available in the market, but it is expected to hit the market soon.

Lets Take a Quick Tour...

>Introducing Google TV

>Television meets the search engine

Google TV lets you search across every channel, every app, and the entire web, simultaneously

>Browse the web

Not just some of it. All of it.

> Tv gets a home page.

The home screen is customizable, hiving you quick access to your favourite channels, apps and websites.

>Google TV works with your TV, Satellite, Cable and Internet

What else can we ask for Google TV for Cable, TV, Satellite, Internet

> Use your phone as remote control.

Control your TV with your phone, and even use your voice to search.

>Apps. On your television.

Your smartphones has apps. Now your TV does too. Every developer will be able to create their own app.

>TV. Web. Or both.

Swithching between TV and web is seamless. You can even watch both at the same time.

> Search and record.

If you'are a DISH Network subscriber, you'll enjoy enhanced features like recording and DVR access right from the search bar.

Google TV Search and record

Google TV official Website- Google TV

Logitech to launch Google TV

Logitech Revue will have 1.2GHz Intel Atom processor and 4GB memory on a Gigabyte motherboard. Featuring built-in Wi-Fi, Revue will offer two HDMI, two USB 2.0, Ethernet, optional Audio Out and IR Blaster ports. But the big deal about the Logitech Revue is the new Google TV interface. Android based Google TV interface promises seamless access to content and search experience right from the TV screen.

Revue box also has Harmony technology built in that will allow Harmony Link to work flawlessly with Harmony remote. Harmony Link is a combination of hardware and software built in such a manner that input commands like changing volume levels are translated into infrared signals.

The big rush about introducing Google TV laden devices is to compete with the recently announced $99 Apple TV. Apart from announcing Revue featuring Google TV, Logitech may also launch remotes compatible with Google TV based products

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