Google TV sets unveiled by Sony
The first televisions with Google TV built-in have been unveiled by Sony
Manufacturer Sony has released details of the first televisions that will include Google TV. The sets, launching this autumn in America, do not yet have a European release date.
Retail prices will start from $599 for the 24” model, ranging to $1,399 for the 46” model. Versions in 32” and 40” are also currently available for pre-order, with the range billed as “the world’s first HDTV powered by Google TV”.
Unveiled earlier at a press event in New York City, the new models feature 1080p edge-lit LED screens in all cases except the 24-inch model.
They all feature four USB ports, four HDMI inputs and Wi-Fi capabilities. Google TV itself was unveiled at Google’s I/O conference earlier this year.
Internet TV software also brings Hulu, Twitter, Netflix, YouTube and Pandora direct to the television. Web surfing is powered by Google Chrome, while apps are powered by the Android operating system.
According to Sony, “Google TV delivers a new experience by bringing the TV and internet together.
"Using your existing cable or satellite service and at no additional cost, Google TV gives you access to more entertainment options and simplifies the process of finding what you’re looking. Plus, you can enjoy both TV and web content at the same time, on the same screen”.