Google TV Gets Big Update With Voice Search, PrimeTime GuideBy: Chris Crum - November 14, 2012
Google announced a new update for Google TV, which adds Voice Search, a revamped TV & Movies app called PrimeTime, and integrates YouTube mobile pairing.
“Instantly access the power of Google TV, simply by using your voice,” Google says in a blog post. “Just speak to watch TV shows and movies, start playing a YouTube video, open applications, go to websites, do a Google search, and much more. Say ‘CNN’ to go right to the channel, or say ‘Homeland’ to see all the live and streaming options to watch the show. You can even say ‘how to tie a bow tie’ to watch an instructional YouTube video. Try ‘search movies with Jeff Bridges’ and see results in our new, more visual search results page.”
“Last year your Google TV added the TV & Movies app to help you browse 100,000+ movies and TV episodes available to watch,” Google adds. “Now called PrimeTime, the app makes it even easier to find your favorite content. Easily access PrimeTime anywhere in Google TV and browse for something new while you watch. You can quickly flip through the best stuff on live TV, access your favorite channels, see TV shows you recently watched, and find other suggestions based on what you enjoy watching.”
We talked more about the YouTube mobile pairing feature yesterday.
The updates are coming first to LG devices this week, and will be rolling out to other devices in the coming months.
Google TV currently has six partners with products in ten countries. LG’s Google TV was rated the best Google TV device by Consumer Reports. Google TV currently offers over 100,000 movies and TV episodes.