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EXPANDED: Google expands Google TV availability - Brings Sony's Internet Player to more Countries
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 25.06.12 - 10:57:36 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 7442x
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While Microsoft has somehow lost all interest to make its Media Center in Windows 8 a success, Google today announced it will expand the availability of its Google TV soon. Announced two years ago for the U.S. only and so far also everything but a success-story, Google TV brings "the best of Google and the Web" to TV. With Google TV, YouTube is available for the big screens (without the use of the cheaper HTC Media Link HD); Google Play offers thousands of mobile apps and hundreds optimized apps for TV and the Web is at your fingertips with Chrome. Starting today, Google TV devices will be available for pre-order in the U.K. and the U.S., from Google's partner Sony.

However, Google and Sony go even further and plan for 2012 to also launch the Internet Player with Google TV in Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and Netherlands.

The Sony NSZ-GS7 stand-alone Google TV 2.0 box will be available from July for US$ 199. The NSZ-GS9 with integrated Blu-ray player is expected to become available anytime October and will retail for US$ 299.

Cheers ~ Arne


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Posted by Tom_DE on 25.06.12 - 17:16:16

Do you know if it also accepts antenna input, like let's say DVB-T or DVB-C? I mean, does it also work as a set-top box? Everything else would be totally useless for me! Don't want two set-top boxes connected to my TV! Thanks!

Posted by Arne Hess on 25.06.12 - 18:29:20

No, it's not a set-top box with any DVB-T or DVB-C support, not if they are not going to change the design for its "rest of the world" launch. Therefore I would expect that Google will launch its Play Movies store in other countries, like Germany, as well. Otherwise it wouldn't make to much sense to call such a "web box" Google TV because you wouldn't have too much TV on it! ;-)

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