Google to start TV service in U.S. this autumn

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"Google Inc will launch its service to bring the Web to TV screens in the United States this autumn and worldwide next year, its chief executive said, as it extends its reach from the desktop to the living room.

CEO Eric Schmidt said the service, which will allow full Internet browsing via the television, would be free, and Google would work with a variety of program makers and electronics manufacturers to bring it to consumers." ...
 

jerseygirl

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I was on the IFA here in Berlin, Germany. Google Inc. announced to work with Sony for this and they say it will come to Europe in 2011.

Well, doesn´t this mean discussing not only for the program to watch on TV in the evening (winner is the person with the remote)? Who will win, if it is TV or web? theone with the remote for TV or the one with the keyboard?
 

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Update: Google TV Announces Network and App Partners

Google TV Announces Network and App Partners, New Website | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

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"Google on Monday unveiled a new website preview of its Google TV service and announced content partnerships with HBO, CNBC, Turner Broadcasting and the NBA." ...

... "Most of the TV applications announced today are either news-oriented or offer specialized interfaces for content." ...

... " The company still has not said when Google TV will be available to the general public." ...
 

CptlA

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You would think that Google would want Google TV to become available before Christmas. Especially with the new Apple TV coming out soon.
 

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More Google TV details announced, including some really cool apps

More Google TV details announced, including some really cool apps | MyCE – My Consumer Electronics

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... The new Google TV platform offers product makers the chance to utilize a familiar Android-based software platform on set-top boxes, standalone Blu-ray players and Web-connected HDTVs. Google and other partner companies hope to blend the Internet into the living room, giving viewers access to Netflix, Amazon, Pandora, Napster, Twitter, and other services." ...

... "Google promises that all other developers will be able to create their own apps for the Google TV platform starting sometime next year. At that point, you can expect a flood of Google TV apps to become available for this promising internet-married-to-your-TV platform."
 

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Logitech Revue with Google TV Unveiled

Logitech Revue with Google TV Unveiled: BigPictureBigSound

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"Television as you know it is dead. We'll be sending out the condolence cards to the cable companies in the morning. Logitech's much anticipated Revue made its official debut yesterday in New York and San Francisco with much fanfare." ...

... "Aside from the Revue with Google TV box (which looks like another black box to put in your rack...Ferrari red would have been so cool), you get a super-lightweight wireless keyboard with integrated touch and directional pad, an HDMI cable, one IR blaster, and a package of batteries (which better be Duracells). Accessories were also announced today including a $149 HD webcam, and a Revue-specific version of the diNovo Mini Controller for $129. Logitech also announced a free Logitech Harmony App for iPhone/iPad users and for Android (which we kinda expected was going to happen). The ability to not only control Google TV using your phone, but fling content over to it had folks buzzing. The crowd was also impressed when Logitech demonstrated the use of vocal commands to search for a specific program." ...
 

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New Google Set Top Box now available at Amazon

Amazon.com: Logitech Revue Companion Box with Google TV and Keyboard Controller: Electronics

Technical Details:

Integrates with your HDTV and cable or satellite system to provide seamless access to the Web, your TV programming, compatible DVRs, and Android apps

Connects to your HDTV with a small companion box giving you full access to the Internet

Searches and controls with an intuitive keyboard controller with built-in touch pad
Unifies all your entertainment systems with one controller ? no extra mice or remotes needed

Requires an HDTV with HDMI port, cable or satellite box with HDMI out, cable or satellite subscriptions service and Internet access
 
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