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Home technology – Sony’s Internet Player lets any TV become a Google TV

Andrew Brister 27 June 2012
Home technology – Sony’s Internet Player lets any TV become a Google TV

Sony has announced the availability and pricing of the NSZ-GS7, Internet Player with Google TV, originally introduced in January at CES. Powered by the Google TV platform, the Internet Player will be available to buy in store from week commencing 16 July. Pre-orders began on 25 June online at www.sony.co.uk. In 2010, Sony pioneered the internet-TV convergence as one of the first manufacturers to launch products powered by Google TV. The new Internet Player with Google TV, will make Sony the first manufacturer to launch Google TV products outside of the United States, initially starting with the United Kingdom in July, followed later by Canada, Australia, France, Germany and Netherlands, Brazil and Mexico. In addition to the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player, Sony’s newest Internet Blu-ray Disc player with Google TV, the NSZ-GP9, will be available from October initially in the United States, followed by Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Netherlands. “Expanding the reach and interoperability of the powerful Android platform with Sony’s smartphones, tablets and renowned Audio & Video products, we are proud to continue our relationship with Google through the introduction of the new Google TV Internet Player,” said Gildas Pelliet, Sony’s European head of marketing. “Entertainment content is available through so many channels and sites, and Google TV helps consumers easily find what they want to watch, listen or play with the freedom of the internet and using the familiar Chrome browser." Sony and Google have come together to offer the freedom of the web on the big screen. Users can search for anything via fast speed Google Chrome browsing, allowing easy access to favourite websites, YouTube™ and more at the touch of a button. The dual-sided remote has a touch pad for cursor control on one side and on the other a full keyboard for searching, emails and social media updates. You can also use the voice search to find whatever you’re after with the Blu-ray Disc Player with Google TV. It’s a universal remote that controls the entire entertainment system and it has a motion sensor for playing games. You can even turn your smartphone or tablet into a remote with the free Media Remote app. www.sony.co.uk 

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