Google has already launched Google+ as the social network for the new generation, and has kept up innovating in different areas, Google’s latest upcoming project that is making a lot of news is Google TV.
Now we all have used YouTube and other video streaming services but unlike them Google TV is gonna be something different, actually a lot more different. Google TV is going to be an internet TV.Based on a new entertainment concept, Google TV allows you to surf screen just like internet.Google TV is a software platform which interacts with a user’s TV and his or her internet or cable or Dish connection to bring a combined TV and Web experience.
“You just need to type in what you want to watch, and Google TV lets you seamlessly search all of the content on your TV, the web, and apps – then access it with a single click. You can also easily switch between TV and the web without having to change inputs on your television”
Apart from the feature like searching of the content on the TV and the internet with an ease of a ‘single click’ Google Tv has a plethora of other features:
Ability to switch between the TV and internet
Google TV with the help of special set-top boxes gives you the ability to switch between the TV and internet on your main TV screen without need of adjusting your cables.These set-top boxes are available with Sony Internet TV and Logitech.
Creates a TV playlist
Now just like your DTH, you can save those shows which you wont be able to see now and can see it later.With Google TV, you can access over 40,000 shows and movies whenever you want with Netflix ($8.99 a month) or Amazon Instant Video (shows start at 99 cents!). And if you are a DISH Network subscriber then you can enjoy enhanced tv and DVR features and record a show from the search bar and search all of your recordings at once.
Stream Photos on photo-sharing site
Google TV allows you to stream photos from Picasa, Flickr, and every other photo-sharing site.You can also access any public gallery.
Change channels with smart phone and iPhones
Google TV allows you to use your Android phone or iPhone to control Google TV in place of a remote control. One may also use Voice search to control the device.
Google TV comes with a plethora of preloaded apps that are sure to improve your TV watching experience. The apps include apps like Netflix, Twitter, CNBC, Pandora, Napster, NBA Game Time, Amazon Instant Video and Gallery. The apps like Pandora allow you to create and stream your own Radio station.
Auto updating feature
Google TV updates itself automatically, so you’ll get new features for free.
So when is going to be available
Well Google TV is still under development and recently delivering MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival, Google Chairman Eric Schmidt assured the audience about the company’s plan to launch the Google TV in the UK. Though the success of the service is still doubtful, the reason being the competition it is getting from Apple TV, and like of Nintendo’s Wii, Microsoft’s Xbox 360 and Sony’s Playstation 3. More over there are also reports that the set-top boxes are also very expensive(£152).