Smart TV: Google TV and Sony Internet Player combine web and TV

By | August 15, 2012 | Gear & Gadgets

Smart TV: Google TV and Sony Internet Player combine web and TV
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Just when we thought our phones were getting smarter, our TVs are getting smater too! Now you can watch TV and browse the web on the same screen or do both at the same.

In May 2010, Google announced Google TV on their blog:

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.

As a social media mom, I’m really excited about being able to tweet during my favorite show – all in the same screen, or update my Facebook page using the picture-in-picture option. With the new Sony Internet Player, I can even resize the picture-in-picture box and move it to any corner. The Google Chrome™ browser enhances your web experience and puts your favorite websites on a much larger scale — with a browser that’s built for speed & simplicity. Plus, the graphics are amazing!

The Google TV Discover app allows you to search for live TV, single episodes, entire seasons, games and websites all at once. You don’t even have to switch inputs or remotes to find the best entertainment available. Download an endless variety of apps in the Google Play Store™ where you’ll find video, music, games, social networking and news apps — just like the ones on your smartphone. Choose from favorites like Netflix, Pandora or YouTube and see them on the big-screen, with HD resolution and advanced motion systems.

Because the TV and Internet work together, you’ll never have to fuss with multiple components. One box adds unlimited entertainment! And one of the best features? I can do all this with one remote featuring a full touchpad and backlit keyboard – or I can control the TV with an iPhone, android or tablet.

Give the new Sony Internet Player a try! You won’t be disappointed.

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Kimberley Clayton Blaine

Kimberley Clayton Blaine, MA, MFT, is the executive producer of the Go-To Mom series and the producer of the branded entertainment show www.MommytoMommy.TV. She is the author of The Internet Mommy & The Go-To Mom's Parents' Guide to Emotion Coaching Young Children. In September 2011, Kimberley was named one of the most powerful moms in social media by Working Mother Magazine. Currently, she has been a spokesperson for Lego Duplo, Disney Consumer Products, Schick Intuition, and Sony Electronics digital imaging. Kimberley is also a national parenting expert and a licensed Family and Child Therapist specializing in working with children newborn to seven years old.

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