Google to launch Google TV in the UK


UK Today News: Search engine giant Google will soon be launching its internet TV service in the UK. The new service will allow users to have the option of switching between TV and the web on the same set.

The new Google TV will also allow users to watch material from catch up services like ITV Player and BBC iPlayer on their main screen. Data will be accessed through a special set top box.

The new service from Google will be launched within the next six months. The service will be launched in the US before it is launched in the UK.

The executive chairman of Google, Eric Schmidt, will be revealing the plans of the launch at the Mac Taggart lecture at Edinburgh Television Festival this year. The company, while talking about the features of the service has said that it will allow users to search for any kind of content on TV with the help of a single click. The service will also give users the independence to switch between the TV and the internet without making any changes in the cables. Instead of a remote, smartphones and iPhones can be used. Moreover, people can also use their own voice to conduct searches.