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Sony to launch Google TV devices in Europe this autumn

Sony is planning to launch a number of Google TV devices in Europe this September, according to reports in French newspaper Les Echos.

The reports quote Sony France’s marketing director Stephane Labrousse as saying that Sony will introduce two new devices – a set-top box which will go on sale for €200, and a Blu-ray player which will retail at €300.

The report adds that the new devices could launch simultaneously in the UK, France, Spain and Germany, and Mr Labrousse is quoted as saying that the remote controls for the new devices will include a dedicated button for accessing the Google Play store.

The devices are expected to feature Sony’s own content services, including Video Unlimited and Music Unlimited, and are likely to be based on the new ARM chipsets which are being developed for new Google TV devices.

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