Google TV (operating system)

Google TV is a discontinued smart TV operating system from Google co-developed by Intel, Sony and Logitech. It launched in October 2010[1] with official devices initially made by Sony and Logitech.[2] Google TV integrated the Android 3.0/3.2 operating system and the Google Chrome web browser to create an interactive television overlay on top of existing online video sites to add a 10-foot user interface, for a smart TV experience.

Google TV
DeveloperGoogle and others
OS familyAndroid
Working stateDiscontinued (Google TV's SDK was removed in June 2014)
Source modelOpen source with proprietary components
Initial releaseOctober 6, 2010; 11 years ago (2010-10-06)
Marketing targetSmart TV platform
Succeeded byAndroid TV
Official websitetv.google (Currently redirects to the continued version of Google TV)

Google TV's first generation devices were all based on x86 architecture processors and were created and commercialized by Sony and Logitech. The second generation of devices are all based on ARM architecture processors and with additional partners including LG, Samsung,[3] Vizio and Hisense. In 2013, more second generation Google TV-supported devices were announced by new partners, including Hisense, Netgear, TCL, and Asus, some of which include 3D video support.

Google TV was succeeded in June 2014 by Android TV, a newer platform which shares closer ties with the Android platform and has a revamped user experience integrating with Knowledge Graph, and providing casting support from mobile devices.[4] As of June 2014, the Google TV SDK is no longer available, ending any future software development for existing devices and effectively deprecating the platform.[5]


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