To be honest, it's about what everyone expected it to be, mixing together Web browsing with streaming video from various sources along with a plethora of other services to give you an integrated television watching/Internet experience.
From the Google Blog, some of the services you can expect include:
- Turner Broadcasting has been hard at work optimizing some of their most popular websites for viewing on Google TV, including TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, available anytime through Google TV.
- NBC Universal has collaborated with Google TV to bring CNBC Real-Time, an application that allows you to track your favorite stocks and access news feeds while enjoying the best financial news from CNBC directly on the TV screen.
- HBO will bring access to hundreds of hours of programming to Google TV with HBO GO. Authenticated subscribers will soon be able to access all of their favorite HBO content on-demand in an enhanced website for Google TV.
- NBA has built NBA Game Time, an application that lets you follow game scores in real-time and catch up on the latest highlights from your favorite team in HD.
There will also be integration for Amazon Video On Demand, Netflix, YouTube, Blip.tv, The New York Times, USA Today, Pandora, Napster and more.
According to the newly launched information site, you will also be able to use your mobile phone as a remote. Dish Network owners will also be able to use the system to access their DVR and set it to record various programs.
Thus far it has been announced that will be a Sony TV with the system built-in, and for those who wish to use it with a current television set, Logitech will be launching a product called the Revue that will come in the form of a set top box. No price has been announced for either item as of yet.
While the product is sounding more intriguing by the day, until pricing is announced it is hard to gauge just how good of a value this will be to the consumer. To be sure, Google is drumming up a lot of interest in the product already, but with no official launch until later in the fall, we will just have to keep guessing if it is something that people will actually want, or can afford.
What say you? Are you interested in the Google TV product?
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