CES: Google TV adds device and content partners

Internet services giant Google has revealed new device partners for its Google TV platform, along with updates from existing partners, and more content from the likes of France24 and Dramafever.

New device partners include Taiwan’s Asus and China’s TCL, although more will likely be announced in the course of the Consumer Electronics Show currently taking place in Las Vegas. Existing device partners like LG, Vizio and Sony are also set to show off the newest Google TV platform at this year’s CES.

With these new device partnerships, Google TV is now available on set-top boxes, integrated TVs and media streamers from nine partners across ten countries around the world. New apps joining the Google TV platform include offerings from Amazon, France24 and Dramafever.

Google TV recently saw a significant update, adding voice search, a tailored TV guide/app called ‘PrimeTime’, and an improved YouTube app with Android device pairing.

However, the platform still struggles to win appreciation from the press or buying public, and after recently selling the Motorola Home business to ARRIS and closing its TV ads business, Google’s TV strategy is more opaque than ever.

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