Google today announced Google TV which puts the web on your television. Imagine turning on the TV and getting all the channels and shows you normally watch and all of the websites you browse all day - including your favorite video, music and photo sites. Here is more info on Google TV:
"Google TV is a new experience for television that combines the TV that you already know with the freedom and power of the Internet. With Google Chrome built in, you can access all of your favorite websites and easily move between television and the web. This opens up your TV from a few hundred channels to millions of channels of entertainment across TV and the web. Your television is also no longer confined to showing just video. With the entire Internet in your living room, your TV becomes more than a TV ? it can be a photo slideshow viewer, a gaming console, a music player and much more.
Google TV uses search to give you an easy and fast way to navigate to television channels, websites, apps, shows and movies. For example, already know the channel or program you want to watch? Just type in the name and you?re there. Want to check out that funny YouTube video on your 48? flat screen? It?s just a quick search away. If you know what you want to watch, but you?re not sure where to find it, just type in what you?re looking for and Google TV will help you find it on the web or on one of your many TV channels. If you?d rather browse than search, you can use your standard program guide, your DVR or the Google TV home screen, which provides quick access to all of your favorite entertainment so you?re always within reach of the content you love most."
Google TV intro video:
Because Google TV is built on open platforms like Android and Google Chrome, these features are just a fraction of what Google TV can do. In our announcement today at Google I/O, Google challenged web developers to start coming up with the next great web and Android apps designed specifically for the TV experience. Developers can start optimizing their websites for Google TV today.
Google is working together with Sony and Logitech to put Google TV inside of televisions, Blu-ray players and companion boxes. These devices will go on sale this fall, and will be available at Best Buy stores nationwide.