It’s been more than 6 months since Google TV was announced. All these days we had to comprehend with lots of
leaks rumors and expectations surrounding this next generation TV experience. Luckily, Google has put a hold on all these and has set up a dedicated web page which does enough to kill the mystery.
Google TV minisite reveals a bunch of details including that Twitter, Pandora, Netflix, Amazon, and a bunch of other apps are on their way to your TV. The site explains that Google TV is
- your TV complete with search engine
- a place where you can browse the whole of the web
- a service which brings apps to the TV
- a device on which you can watch TV and browse the web on the screen at the same time.
In order to experience the Google TV goodness, you need to either wait for Sony’s Internet TV or the standalone Logitech Revue. There is no word on when exactly either of these will be available in the market, but it is widely rumored that Logitech revue will be revealed on October 6th 2010.
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Google TV Features
Engadget reveals that
Turner Broadcasting has been working to optimize the websites of TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network and more for viewing on Google TV, and NBC Universal has collaborated with Google TV to bring CNBC Real-Time, an application that allows you to track your favorite stocks and access news feeds while enjoying the best financial news from CNBC directly on the TV screen. HBO GO will also be supported and the NBA has built NBA Game Time, an application that lets you follow game scores in real-time and catch up on the latest highlights from your favorite team in HD.
Amazon Video on Demand will be present as well. What more? Even Netflix has just confirmed that ‘Watch Instantly’ will be fully supported on Google TV devices launching later this month.
For geeks who are more interested about the Google TV’s internals, it is powered by an Intel atom chip, the same one (or similar) which is powering the D-Link Boxee Box. Check out the video demo below which gives you more information on what you can expect from Google TV.