Just when you think Google can’t outdo itself! Enter their next brainchild – Google TV! Yes you read that right! They announced plans to have this available in the fall of 2010. This concept plans to bring you all the things you love about the Internet and TV together in one new incomparable service. While the idea of integrating the web and TV have been around for about 10 yrs., Google is finally ready to bring this platform to fruition.
With this venture, Google has partnered with several huge companies to make this dream a reality like Intel, Sony and Logitech. Your TV will now act as one big central hub for all your entertainment pleasure. You will be equipped with a full web browser and unlimited access to the Internet. The goal is to be able to view web content and TV on one device from the same interface. Each TV will be equipped with both Ethernet and Wi-Fi capabilities to make surfing the web a breeze!
What’s even better is that you don’t have to go out and spend tons of money on a new TV with this service built in, because they are going to have a set top box, called a Buddy Box that will allow you to have this service brought right to your existing TV. Google TV is poised to make your TV smarter and easier to use, which will allow you to spend less time trying to find something to watch and more time actually viewing your favorite shows. You will be able to jump back and forth between the web and TV with the push of a button, or at least that is the plan. While the Google TV demo today used a huge interactive keyboard, you can be assured the forces that make up this high tech partnership, will have a universal remote ready for the actual launch later this year!
While you may be wondering what is going to happen to satellite and cable companies, there is no need to fret. Google TV is going to work beside those services and does not intend replace them for now. In fact, one of the new partners for Google is Dish Network. The dish network will seamlessly integrate its DVR with the new Google TV system.
So, all of you wonderful techies and non techies alike out there can look forward to yet another awesome technical advancement by that which is Google. Isn’t technology amazing? Who knows what will be waiting for us around the corner? Well whatever it is, you can be sure that Google will always be leading the charge!
What do you think of this news? Maybe you have some more information that I did not cover here. Either way I would love to see your comments on this announcement! As always, please feel free to share this with all your friends in the social networking world.
Yours In Success,