Google Unveils 'GoogleTV'

It partners with Sony, Intel
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted May 20, 2010 2:34 PM CDT
Google TV is being demonstrated at the Google conference in San Francisco, Thursday, May 20, 2010.   (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma)
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(Newser) – Google is hoping to succeed where Apple and so many others have failed with GoogleTV, its attempt to bring the Internet to your television set. Google unveiled the software today, at what the Wall Street Journal called a “glitch-plagued demonstration” in San Francisco. The software will allow you to search for a show, and find it either within your regular TV listings or wherever it's lurking online.

It'll also have a bunch of nifty features, the LA Times adds; you'll be able, for example to use picture-within-a-picture to follow the boxscore while you're watching a sporting event, to follow Twitter posts about what you're watching, or any number of other functions. Google's just producing the software, much like it produces Android. Partners, including Sony, Intel, Logitech, and Dish Network will provide the necessary hardware, which should hit stores this fall. (Read more GoogleTV stories.)

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