Google gave an update regarding improvements to the Google Play store coming to Android devices and elsewhere yesterday during Day 1 of its Google I/O keynote. However, information on what was in the works for Google TV was notably left out from its presentations (despite two identical Google Glass skydiver demos from yesterday and today). Today, Google made a blog post confirming features that were announced for Android devices yesterday. A new UI, subscription billing, and movie, music and TV shows will also come to the Google Play store on Google TV this summer:
You already have access to a variety of apps on Google Play, and soon you’ll be able to find movies, TV shows, and music from Google Play to stream on Google TV. Google Play works across devices, so you can rent and start watching a movie on your Google TV, keep watching on your tablet on the move, and finish watching on Google TV. The TV & Movies app will also show Google Play content, adding to the more than 100,000 TV episodes and movies available in the app. The full power of Google Play will be available later this summer on all Google TV devices.
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Google also announced that Sony Google TV products will come to nine countries in the “coming months,” and Sony, Vizio, and LG will launch new products this week.
- Big Google TV news reportedly being announced at Google I/O this Wednesday (9to5google.com)
- Vizio officially announces $99 Google TV “Co-Star” for July (9to5google.com)
- Sony’s new Google TV devices now available for pre-order, will launch July 22 [Video] (9to5google.com)