Sony released the first Google TV product back in the fun days of 2010. Since then, the smart TV platform has survived more than a year of criticism and a major overhaul. It’s still far from a industry leader, that title is head by Samsung’s SmartHub, but Google is sticking with it. And so it Sony.
Today at CES 2012 the company took the wraps off a new media streamer and Blu-ray player — both with built-in Google TV. Like the first incarnations, these models feature several Sony-centric apps. using Sony apps Media RemoteTM and TrackID® for Android and iOS mobile devices, users may achieve cross-device connectivity. TrackID, a Sony Shazam clone, comes built-in along with the goods necessary to control the GTV from an Android or iOS device.
Both models also ship with a redesigned backlit keyboard, a touchpad with support for gestures and three-axis motion control. The Blu-ray model even sports a built-in microphone for Google voice search. Because, you know, people don’t yell at the TV enough already.
The NSZ-GS7 Network Media Player and NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc Player will hit retailers this summer at unannounced price points.