Sony Electronics Inc. announced Monday the availability and pricing of the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV, which was originally introduced at CES 2012 in January.
Powered by Google TV, the Internet Player will be available at retailers nationwide July 22, priced at $199, with pre-orders beginning Monday.
Entertainment content is available through so many channels and sites, and Google TV helps consumers easily find what they want to watch, listen to or play using familiar search engine technology, enhancing the viewer experience. TV will never be the same, said Phil Molyneux, president and chief operating officer of Sony Electronics.
In addition to the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player, Sony's newest Internet Blu-ray Disc player with Google TV, the NSZ-GP9, will be available at retailers in time for the holiday season, priced at $299. The NSZ-GP9 player features Sony's Blu-ray Disc technology coupled with the Google TV platform.
In 2010, Sony helped pioneer the Internet-TV convergence as one of the first manufacturers to launch products powered by Google TV. According to the company, with the new NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV, Sony will also be the first manufacturer to launch Google TV products outside the United States, initially starting with the United Kingdom in July, followed later by Canada, Australia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Brazil, and Mexico.
The NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc player with Google TV will be available this fall in the U.S., followed later by Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the Netherlands.
Sony's NSZ-GS7 and NSZ-GP9 claim to bring the best of Google to your TV, with new experiences arriving every day through the Google Chrome browser that include thousands of supported mobile apps in the Google Play Store, YouTube with 72 hours of video being added every minute and so on.
Both new products come with a redesigned remote control equipped with a backlit QWERTY keyboard, a touch pad and a three-axis motion sensor for gaming purpose.
In addition, the Bluetooth remote control can also be utilized as a universal remote to control connected devices such as TV, set-top-box and A/V receivers. The NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc player can also incorporate voice search capabilities.