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Google TV to launch globally in 2011

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 07 Sep 2010 23:30 User comments (6)

Google TV to launch globally in 2011 Google has said today that it plans to launch the Google TV platform internationally in 2011, bringing the search engine to Internet-connected HDTVs around the globe.
Showing off the technology at the IFA trade fair, Google says it wants to "bridge the gap" between TV and the Internet.

Google TV projects a search bar onto the top of the screen, giving users a chance to surf/search the Web and search live TV listings.

The product should hit the U.S. market in the next few months.

Google is currently working on bringing content to Google TV from major providers, as well as Android app support. Users will soon be able to change the channel with voice recognition.

"The Internet is creating a great Internet disruption and that disruption is changing so many things,"
added CEO Eric Schmidt.

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6 user comments

18.9.2010 9:34

I hope Google TV is everything they say it will be. If so, I will dump my $70 a month Directv in a flash. Both satellite and cable TV providers need some serious competition to cure their arrogant attitude toward their customers.

28.9.2010 15:00

Originally posted by Semperfipal:
I hope Google TV is everything they say it will be. If so, I will dump my $70 a month Directv in a flash. Both satellite and cable TV providers need some serious competition to cure their arrogant attitude toward their customers.
We need a Google Government now!

:/

38.9.2010 15:25

Do we really need to see Youtube vids on our TV screens is it not enough that we already seem them as part of news reports and within other shows.


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49.9.2010 12:49

Don't really know how this will work out but we will seee.

59.9.2010 23:47

I'm wondering if Google with come out with any type of box or something that will enable/allow this service on HDTV's that are not Internet Ready.

I know I'm not going to go by more HDTV's just for Google.

Anyone know if or how much the service will cost?

611.9.2010 8:45

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