Sony’s latest Google TV devices, which unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, are now available for pre-order and will hit stores July 22.
According to the Sony blog:
The NSZ-GS7 Internet Player is a set-top box that you can hook up to your TV. The NSZ-GP9 is a Internet Blu-ray Disc player with Google TV (available later this year). Both come with a redesigned Bluetooth remote control with a backlit QWERTY keyboard, a touch pad, and a three-axis motion sensor for gaming. It can be used as a universal remote to control other connected devices, too. You have access to tons of content – movies, shows, music, games – which you can find through Google search technology. And there are thousands of apps downloadable from the Google Play Store. Basically, we’ve improved our hardware. Google TV has made enhancements to its software and continually updates it.
Sony said its latest offering will hit shelves July 22, while the Official Google TV Blog announced the manufacturer started pre-order sales for the devices today in the United Kingdom and the United States, with plans to expand them to Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico, and Netherlands. The Google TV team further revealed partners and developers would dish the latest on Google TV at the Google I/O conference this week.
The live stuff is available at developers.google.com/io, while the press release and another video is below.
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- SONY’S NEXT GENERATION SET-TOP BOX WITH GOOGLE TV™ ARRIVES JULY 22
- Internet Player’s Versatile Remote Control and Library of Apps Customizes the Home Entertainment Experience
- SAN DIEGO, June 25, 2012 – Sony Electronics Inc. today announced the availability and pricing of the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV™, originally introducedinJanuaryatCES. Powered by Google TV, the Internet Player will be available at retailers nationwide on July 22, priced at $199. Pre-orders begin on June 25, 2012 at www.sony.com/sonygoogletv.
- “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 set-top-box,” said Phil Molyneux, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics. “Entertainment content is available through so many channels and sites, and Google TV helps consumers easily find what they want to watch, listen to or play using familiar search engine technology, enhancing the viewer experience. TV will never be the same.”
- 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 at retailers in time for the holiday season, priced at $299. The NSZ-GP9 player features Sony’s proven Blu-ray Disc technology coupled with the robust Google TV platform.
- Global Expansion of Google TV Platform
- In 2010, Sony helped pioneer the Internet-TV convergence as one of the first manufacturers to launch products powered by Google TV. With the new NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV, Sony will also be 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, Netherlands, Brazil, and Mexico. The NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc player with Google TV will be available this fall in the United States, followed later by Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and Netherlands.
- Customized Entertainment Made Easy
- Sony’s evolution of hardware to complement the continually updating Google TV is the next step in the future of home entertainment convergence. Sony’s NSZ-GS7 and NSZ-GP9 bring the best of Google to your TV, with new experiences arriving every day through the Google Chrome™ browser; thousands of supported mobile apps in the Google Play™ Store, including hundreds optimized for TV; YouTube™ with 72 hours of video being added every minute; and a global community of developers from around the world. Google TV’s cross search functionality shows viewers all content sources available from broadcast providers* and the Internet to deliver customized video results on demand.
- Both new products come complete with a redesigned remote control equipped with a backlit QWERTY keyboard, a touch pad for easy operation and a three-axis motion sensor to enjoy games. Additionally, the Bluetooth® remote control can also be utilized as a universal remote to control connected devices such as TV, set- top-box and A/V receivers – the NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc player even incorporates voice search capabilities.
- For full specifications and high-resolution images, please visit www.sony.com/news.