Monday, October 11, 2010

Sony Unveils its Google Internet TV

Sony introduced its first Google TV sets, saying the combination of its hardware and engineering expertise with Google's understanding of open software will deliver a unique user experience.

Sony Internet TV powered by Google TV leverages the Android platform, runs the Google Chrome browser and uses an Intel Atom processor. It provides the ability to search across Internet and television content for access to entertainment and information. The Sony TV models also feature Dual View, allowing users to watch television while tweeting about what they're watching, checking their fantasy football scores, or finding related content on the web. The models also feature Sony's premium streaming service "Video On Demand powered by Qriocity as well as pre-installed apps including CNBC, Napster, NBA, Netflix, Pandora, Twitter, and YouTube.

"Sony Internet TV is the world's first HDTV that combines the big-screen impact of television and full Internet search to deliver an unrivaled entertainment experience," said Mike Abary, senior vice president of Sony's Home Division. "Finally, you can seamlessly search your favorite TV programs and web sites on the same screen, at the same time."