Now Google want to take over your TV set as well
Google have been full of big ideas this week, including putting all the music ever made and sticking it in a big cloud.
Their latest wheeze is to marry the internet to the telly and the boffins at Google have hooked up with Sony in an attempt to revolutionise what we watch and how we watch it, with a pre-Christmas launch scheduled in the USA.
The new service will enable couch-dwelling viewers to search for live streaming channels as well as content from sites like YouTube, bringing together all known available TV in the most easy-to-control format to date. Ordinary web surfing will also be available on the new tellyboxes.
“Video should be consumed on the biggest, brightest, best screen in your house - the television. That's not the PC, or mobile.” parped Google’s Rishi Chandra at the launch yesterday. As you'd expect.
We’re expecting that by 2020, the whole world will speak a new Google language consisting of nothing but the word ‘Google’ with the meaning determined by the way the word is spoken. Oh, and biscuits. There’ll be Google biscuits too.