Google TV Coming To Vizio TVs and Blu-ray Players Later This Year

A big day of news for Vizio. After already announcing that Vizio would launch Android based tablets and cell phones later this summer and a new video download service, Google has now confirmed via their blog, that Vizio will incorporate the Google TV platform in TVs and Blu-ray players slated for sale later this year.

I'm not a big fan of the Google TV platform as to date, it simply does not work the way it should. But Google is in this for the long-term and Google TV is not something Google needs to win at overnight. Partnering with Vizio is really interesting because Vizio is all about getting good TV technology into the hands of as many people as possible, at a cheap price. And with Sony's Internet TV, powered by Google TV being expensive, there is a good chance that Vizio will simply bring the Google TV platform to the masses, at no additional cost.

  • Elias

    Great blog, Dan, as a long time reader and first time responder I just wanted to say that while I work with DISH and have had a chance to use the Google TV through the Logitech Revue, and I agree with you about Vizio, I have to say from personal experience that the Google TV so far is everything I thought it would be. I think Google is leading the charge to fully integrate our homes, allowing us to combine both passive (TV) and active (PC/Online) forms of entertainment. So far I love it.

  • Kathy Rend

    What about consumers that have already purchased the Vizio Blu-Ray with internet – will there be a way to install this app to the system? Maybe via a disk, or downloadable firmware file that can be plugged into the USB port?

  • pre

    My friend has a blu ray player and I couldn’t believe my eyes as I watch films from it. Entertainment has never been this good.