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How to Get Google Tv

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    How to Get Google TV



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    Google TV is a television and web app platform designed by Google for third-party hardware including integrated HDTVs and set-top boxes that connect to HDTVs via HDMI. The platform creates what the company calls “a new experience for television” and is designed using elements of Google’s Google Chrome web browser and their Android mobile operating system. This article will walk you through the process of getting Google TV.




    Steps


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      Visit the Google TV website and select your preferred hardware. Google TV is currently offered via three products including the Logitech Revue set-top-box, Sony Internet TV Blu-ray player, and the Sony Internet TV.


      • If you would like to access Google TV via your current HDTV, you will have to decide between the Logitech Revue or the Sony Internet TV Blu-ray player. These are currently the only two products supporting the Google TV platform that connect to your current HDTV via HDMI.

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      • Alternatively, you can purchase the Sony Internet TV, which is a feature filled HDTV that integrates the Google TV platform into the hardware.

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      Select a product to get directed to the manufacturers website and get more information including pricing, tech specs, and shipping information.
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      You can either purchase your Sony Internet TV, Sony Internet TV Blu-ray player, or Logitech Revue box via the manufacturers website or through your local Best Buy retail store in the US. These are currently the only options for accessing the Google TV platform.


      Tips


    • You can get notified when new products supporting the Google TV platform become available by visiting this Google TV webpage and following the onscreen instructions.


    Things You’ll Need


    • A Sony Internet TV or…
    • A Logitech Revue and compatible HDTV or Sony Internet Blu-ray player and compatible HDTV.
    • Broadband internet connection.




    Warnings


    • Google TV is currently only available to consumers in the US, with a international expansion planned for 2011.
     

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