Google has always maintained an edge over every domain it gets it’s hands on, be it gadgets, apps or devices. Now it is time for TV. Internet ready TVs have been available in the market for a long time. Google, in a collaboration with electronics manufacturer Sony Inc, microchip maker Intel, and computer component giant Logitech, announced the launch of Google TV last October. Read on for our guide to help you choose from a variety of Internet ready TV sets and Google TV.
Features of an Internet ready TV
1. Internet Access:
The newly minted, technologically advanced television sets in stores now have Internet access for sure, but the best ones come with an inbuilt Wi-Fi set up. Every single television offers different apps from other. So, a user needs to be pin point his specific needs. For example, if you are a frequent user of social networking websites like Facebook or Twitter, you need to select a television that offers those apps.
2. TV specifications:
Even being an Internet ready TV, it is still a TV and one needs to select among specifications like screen resolution, screen refresh speed, audio and picture quality.
3. Perfectly synchronized:
An Internet ready TV should be able to synchronize television features smoothly with Internet options. Some companies offer two remotes, one for TV and other for Internet options. A single fully functional remote is also offered by some, which might keep some users happy but confuse others.
Features of Google TV
1. Google TV leads on:
Google TV incorporates all the above features that are offered by Internet ready TV and adds the following features.
2. Television meets search engine:
Google has integrated its search engine competency with television features better than anyone else in the market. They have made it easy for users to browse the entire web at the press of a button.
3. Apps are apt
Most other Internet TVs can’t match the list and number of apps that Google offers in its television.
4. Mobile: the new remote
You can control your TV with an application installed on your mobile phone. Google has synced mobile with your TV as a remote. You can operate with a traditional remote too.
5. Personalize your Internet
In Private’ browsing option offers you a private session over internet, so that your browsing history is not saved. The home screen is customizable as well. You can set your homepage, favorite apps, channels and websites. You can also save bookmarks and manage history.
6. Dual view
This is for those people who wish to keep their hands and eyes on both Internet and TV simultaneously. This feature allows you to do a web search and chat while watching television.
7. Search and record
Dish network subscribers are offered a premium feature which allows them to search for a television event. It will be recorded at the time of broadcast.
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