Google TV

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 […]

Google TV to debut in Europe next month

Google TV will make its first foray into Europe next month when Sony launches the NSZ-GS7 Google TV Internet Player in the UK. Sony will be the first manufacturer to launch Google TV products outside the US, with an initial launch in the UK, followed by Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Netherlands, Brazil and Mexico. The […]

Spain’s TV3 launches on Google TV

Spanish free-to-air broadcaster TV3 – Televisió de Catalunya has launched a service on Google TV, making it available to users of Google’s smart TV application. 
 Viewers can download an app and access a range of TV3 content on-demand as well as a live feed of the channel via Google TV. 
The broadcaster said that […]

Google enhances YouTube on Google TV

Google has enhanced the YouTube app on its Google TV service by adding recommendations. The My YouTube Recommendations feature provides links between videos as they are added to the service. Google has also updated its playlists feature, with playlists now shown as a grid of videos, and has introduced Channel Search, enabling users to find […]

Google launching new version of Plex for Google TV

Google is to launch a new release of its Plex application for Google TV. Plex is designed to enable users of the platform to stream their home media on the main TV screen in the home in real time and to facilitate access to online video from a variety of sources. The new release includes […]