Yes, Google TV is Here

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As href="">reported
by us on Thursday, Google

announced its much-awaited href="">Google TV

in its developer forum, Google I/O at San Francisco on Thursday.

Simply put, Google TV turns the YV from an idiot box to a pretty smart
device, that can also act as a slideshow viewer, gaming console, a

music player--andyou name it. It is not an Apple product. It is open

and so, even Google does not know what it can do in the future, as

thousands of developers start building their applications. As Google

TV  runs Android, it potentially means access to all those

Apps from the television.

Google partnered with Sony, Intel and Logitech to add Google TV to
"televisions, Blu-ray players and companion boxes

Google TV uses search to give users 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," says href="">a

post at Google official blog.

YouTube, href="">which
just turned five, and already

attracts two billions views a day, has also announced YouTue Leanback,

a personalized channel that can be accessed on Google TV and the web.

The name is an acknowledgement by Google that television will remain a
lean back or cold medium, even if it gets smarter and more flexible.