Logitech + Google TV

This morning at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Google announced the development of Google TV along with Logitech and other partners including Sony and Intel.

So what exactly is Google TV and why is Logitech so excited about our involvement? Google TV is television the way it should be. It puts all the things you want to watch – from the hundreds of paid TV channels available today to the limitless number of Web and streaming videos – right at your fingertips. And unlike past incarnations of Web TV, Google TV combines the entire Web and all available TV content in one place, with one interface – eliminating the need to toggle back and forth between multiple screens.

To help bring Google TV to life, Logitech will offer the first retail companion box to work with the platform, which will deliver Google TV to the 60 million HDTVs already in U.S. living rooms today. The Logitech companion box will leverage our Harmony remote technology to give you seamless control over how you interact with your content. In addition, the Logitech companion box will include a controller that’s specifically designed to optimize the Google TV experience – combining a compact keyboard, remote control and touchpad.

We will also offer a collection of additional products for Google TV, including an HDTV camera and video calling software so you can talk with friends and family from the comfort of your couch, as well as apps to turn your smart phone into a Google TV controller.

So think of it this way:

Google TV = seamless discovery of content.
Logitech + Google TV = seamless control over how you experience the discovery of content.

For more information and to stay updated on the latest Logitech + Google TV developments, please visit www.logitech.com/news/googletv. Or you can also simply fan (or “like” as it’s now called) us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter.

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Vice President and General Manager, Digital Home Group

52 comments

  • I am interested in the Google TV set-top box primarily for the ability to do HD video calling with my HD TV. If I buy the box and the Logitech HD C910 webcam in the US and bring them to Japan, will I be able to use the HD Video Calling feature? At the estimated price points for the set-top box, this product will be the most cost effective solution on the market for HD video calling…. I look forward to the favor of a reply.

    Cheers,
    Gakugei

    • Hi Gakugei,

      We have talked about bringing HD video calling into the living room on Logitech Revue with Google TV — however, when it launches this fall, Logitech Revue and Google TV will only be available in the U.S. We hope to expand beyond the U.S. in the near future.

      Best,
      Ha

  • Please think about the users that do not have digital TV’s!!

    It would be great if this device would have analog outputs like s-video, component video and or composite video to support older TV’s! Not everyone can afford a new HDMI enabled TV.

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