Google TV hits UK with Sony
Google and Sony have taken the build up to the annual I/O conference to reveal the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player and the NSZ-GP9 Internet Blu-ray player, each having the second generation of Google TV inside.
With a completely overhauled interface, Google TV integrates with your existing TV, laying apps, a modified Chrome browser and a lean-back YouTube player over your regular live TV broadcasts.
Both units come with a re-worked remote control too that features a QWERTY keypad on the rear and multi-touch touchpad on the front.
“Expanding the reach and interoperability of the powerful Android platform with Sony’s smartphones, tablets and renowned Audio & Video products, we are proud to continue our relationship with Google through the introduction of the new Google TV Internet Player,” said Gildas Pelliet, Sony’s European Head of Marketing.
“Entertainment content is available through so many channels and sites, and Google TV helps consumers easily find what they want to watch, listen or play with the freedom of the internet and using the familiar Chrome browser.”
Landing in July, it’s the first time Google TV has been available in the UK, with the set-top box priced at £200, with pre-orders opening now. The Blu-ray player follows later in the year, priced at £300.