Google will finally be bringing Google TV and associated hardware devices to the UK. Google and Sony say that pre-orders for the NSZ-GS7 Internet Player should begin today, with devices shipping in the middle of July. Sony will also be offering Google TV on one of its new Blu-ray players, the NSZ-GP9. Both will allow you to take advantage of Google TV features, including full internet browsing with Chrome, Android apps, and YouTube playback.
On the official Google TV blog, the company notes how UK users will be able to use BBC iPlayer on Google TV as well as “hundreds” of apps that have been optimized for use on televisions. While Google hasn’t had much success with the platform in the United States, it’s hoping lower price points combined with a revamped version of the software will break new ground. The availability of Google TV outside of the United States should also help.
Other countries that will be seeing Sony’s Internet Player include Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and The Netherlands. You can expect to see some other news about Google TV coming up at Google I/O, which kicks off on June 27th. SlashGear will be live from the event, so make sure to come back on Wednesday to hear all the juicy details.