Sony Stays Committed To Google TV, Releases Two New GTV Products At CES 2012

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 TrackIDĀ® 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.