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Google looking at new TV initiative

Google may launch a new Android TV platform at its developers’ conference later this month, according to various US reports. According to the Gigaom website, Google is in talks with a number of online video providers about developing Android TV versions of their apps, as well as holding discussions with smart TV and streaming device […]

Google reportedly to say goodbye to Google TV

Google is reportedly preparing to ditch its struggling Google TV brand and align its TV efforts more closely with the Android platform. The US-based GigaOm website, citing an executive from a consumer electronics manufacturer that had been producing Google TV devices, reported that Google was referring to its new strategy as ‘Android TV’. Google recently […]

Google launches TV dongle

Google has launched a low-price TV dongle designed for people to stream web content to their TV set.  Google said the Chromecast device is designed to “make it easy to bring your favourite online entertainment to the biggest screen in your house,” and is its latest attempt to break into the living room, launching alongside […]

New Google TV set-top from Sony

Sony has launched a new version of its Google TV set-top box that includes voice-search via a microphone on the remote control. The NSZ-GS8 Internet Player with Google TV includes an HDMI connection and allows users to search for content on live TV, the internet and apps. The box provides a browsing experience via Google […]

Google TV updates to bring in latest Android

Google is updating Google TV devices to the latest version of its Android operating system, in a move that will see it offer a wider range of games and apps and improve compatibility. Announcing the move at its I/O developers conference in San Francisco, Google said the move to Android 4.2.2, known as Jelly Bean, […]

Google Play brings movies to Google TV in Europe

Google TV users in the UK, France and Germany will be able to download movies, TV series and music via the Google Play platform from tomorrow. Google is adding Google Play to its Google TV service in Europe, enabling users to buy or rent content via Sony’s Google TV platform. In a statement, the company […]

Movies and TV service available via Google TV

Google has added Google Play Movies, TV Shows and Music to its Google TV service, enabling Google TV users to buy or rent content from the Google Play Store on Google TV. Purchases made from the store on other devices will also be available on Google TV devices. The TV & Movies app for Google […]

France 24 launches Google TV service

France 24 has launched a multilingual TV service for the French Google TV platform. Google’s connected TV platform has now launched in France on a Sony set-top box and the French news broadcaster is offering its content in French, English and Arabic. Users can watch all three France 24 channels on the platform as well […]

Sony chief confirms September Google TV French launch

Sony France will launch its Google TV device on September 24, according to the company’s CEO, Philippe Citroën. The Sony Google TV set-top will connect to the internet by cable or WiFi and allow TV viewers to navigate via Google’s TV user interface and will give access to services including YouTube and music from Sony […]

Google TV to launch in Germany next week

Sony has confirmed that its Google TV device will launch in Germany next week. Sony will begin selling the NSZ-GS7 set-top box in Germany by the end of August for €199. This follows last month’s launch in the UK, marking Google’s first foray into Europe with its connected TV platform. Based on Android software, the […]