FCC filings have outed a new Google TV set-box unit from Netgear, the NeoTV Prime. While the testing documents don’t actually show the device that plugs in to the TV, it does reveal a Bluetooth-connected, QWERTY keyboard remote with a trackpad. The remote has embedded buttons to presumably launch Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu, Hulu, HBO Go and Crackle. The fillings also reveal the set-box to include 802.11n and Bluetooth 3.0.
It looks like 2013 will be a battle for the living room. With Microsoft Smart Glass and a potential Apple TV release Google will not stand idly by. While the Nexus Q may not have helped the cause we will definitely see Google, and a slew of partners, make a large concerted effort this year to make Google TV a part of your TV viewing experience. Netgear will face a slew of competitors in a market that is getting more crowded.