Google has announced that they are launching their Google TV service here in the UK, and the first Google TV device to hit the UK will be Sony’s new Google TV device.
Sony will be offering their Sony NSZ-GS7 Google TV set top box here in the UK, the device was announced back in May and it will also go on sale in the US at the same time.
Starting today, Google TV devices will be available for pre-order in the U.K. and the U.S., from our partner Sony with its Internet Player with Google TV. Sony’s 2012 plans include bringing the Internet Player with Google TV to Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and Netherlands.
For example, in the U.K. you’ll be able to pop live TV into the background while you read up on The Guardian’s website with Chrome, catch up on the latest episode of EastEnders on the BBC iPlayer, view Lauren Luke’s latest make-up tips on YouTube, and choose from the hundreds of apps optimized for TV in Google Play. To get a better sense of the benefits of Google TV, check out this video.
You can find out more information about Google TV for the UK over at the Google TV Blog.