Google has just posted an official site for their forthcoming Google TV platform, which is expected to be a competitor to current set top boxes, internet connected TVs, and Apple’s latest Apple TV device. You can take the official tour here, and check out a demo video of Google TV features embedded below.
The video below was originally posted on the Google TV blog, along with a number of content and partner announcements. The video below shows how Google plans on optimizing content and apps for the Google TV including Netflix, Twitter, CNBC, Pandora, and Napster.
There are also a number of other content partners announced by Google including Amazon Video on Demand, blip.tv, VEVO, USA Today, The New York Times. A full list of content partners currently working with Google is below:
- Turner Broadcasting has been hard at work optimizing some of their most popular websites for viewing on Google TV, including TBS, TNT, CNN, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, available anytime through Google TV.
- NBC Universal has collaborated with Google TV to bring CNBC Real-Time, an application that allows you to track your favorite stocks and access news feeds while enjoying the best financial news from CNBC directly on the TV screen.
- HBO will bring access to hundreds of hours of programming to Google TV with HBO GO. Authenticated subscribers will soon be able to access all of their favorite HBO content on-demand in an enhanced website for Google TV.
- NBA has built NBA Game Time, an application that lets you follow game scores in real-time and catch up on the latest highlights from your favorite team in HD.
Google also states via the Google TV blog that, “This is just the beginning. Over the next few weeks, you can expect to hear from more sites that are enhancing their web content for the television. If you’re interested in learning more about how to optimize your website for viewing on Google TV, please visit our developer page.”