Google's TV service will inter-connect with Android smartphones, with the devices used as remote controls and to transfer data and content.
The television service will launch this month on Sony and Logitech devices as part of the internet search
giant’s drive to merge internet and television services.
software is being built into new Sony high-definition televisions and Blu-ray
players and into Logitech set-top boxes that can be used with television sets.
The system will also be
able to inter-connect with Android smartphones, allowing users to
transfer videos and other data from one device to another. Viewers will also be able to use
their smartphones as remote controls.
software will be made available to other manufacturers. Prices for the
Sony and Logitech devices have yet to be announced.
‘One of our goals with
Google TV is to finally open up the living room and enable new innovation from
content creators, programmers, developers and advertisers,' Ambarish
Kenghe, developer product manager for Google TV, said in a blogpost.