A major Google TV (our hands-on) update has been announced and it really is “major.” The Netflix app has been overhauled to allow for an all-in-one experience, dual-picture mode has been enhanced to allow you to move and resize the screen, and a Google TV app has been released to the market. We don’t necessarily have a time frame as to when this update will hit your Revue or Sony unit, but Google assures us that the rollout has started today.
We’ve partnered up with our friends at Netflix to upgrade the app so that you can search, browse and watch any movie or show that is in the Netflix streaming catalog. You can even add these titles to your DVD queue if you want them mailed to you. Not sure what to watch? The new Netflix app will also give you personalized recommendations based on what you’ve watched before. Your TV is now an unlimited source of entertainment.
Google TV brings the TV and web together in one seamless experience so you can easily watch your favorite TV show and browse your favorite website at the same time. With the feature, you can do things like watch Conan while tweeting about him on Twitter at the same time. Since launch, we’ve had users give us feedback that they want even more customization options for this feature, and so today we have enhanced it to allow you to re-size and move the window however you’d like.
Remote control app for Android phones
What if you could control your TV with the power of your voice? Starting today you can download the Google TV Remote app in Android Market. Apart from the standard TV remote options like changing channels or accessing your DVR, you can now interact with your TV in ways you never have before. For instance, try using the integrated voice search which allows you to find your favorite shows and movies just by speaking into your phone. Or, go from small screen to big screen by sharing videos and websites directly from your phone to your TV. We’ve included a short preview of these features below. Stay tuned for more information about the Google TV Remote for other platforms in the near future.
Via: Google TV Blog