LG Electronics (LG) is the first manufacturer to offer its consumers the newest version of Google TV. The 2012 LG Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) models now combine intelligent voice and greater search functionality with LG G2 Series’ L9 dual-core chipset and user-friendly interface to make content discovery faster and easier.
With Google TV’s new features, consumers gain the added benefit of intelligent voice technology and more search functionality to easily find what they want to watch, listen or play. Voice Search is available through a convenient button and microphone on LG’s Magic Remote. Google TV PrimeTime (previously the TV & Movies app) offers LG G2 Series users a choice of more than 100,000 movies and TV shows available on live TV, Netflix, Amazon, HBO GO and other on demand channels.
Google TV now also includes a feature that automatically pairs consumers’ smartphones to LG G2 TVs via Wi-Fi. This allows consumers to instantly play a YouTube video from their Android smartphones or tablets on their LG G2 TVs. The performance of YouTube is further enhanced by LG’s dual-core processor, its L9 chipset, based on the ARM architecture with a quad-core graphics processing unit (GPU). This chipset offers ultra-fast processing speeds, allowing consumers to quickly access and watch YouTube videos on LG G2 Series TVs with little upload and lag time.
The LG G2 Series features LG’s CINEMA 3D technology to deliver 3D with virtually no cross-talk and battery-free, shutter-free and lightweight glasses. In addition, G2 Series consumers gain access to the OnLive application, which turns G2 TVs into a powerful on demand gaming platform by making hundreds of premium video games available instantly without a console. Games can be demoed free and purchased, or rented a la carte. Players also can subscribe to the OnLive PlayPack for unlimited play of more than 200 games, with more titles added monthly.
The G2 series LG Smart TVs with Google TV are available in 47- and 55-inch class sizes (47.0-inch and 54.6-inch diagonal respectively) at $1,699.99 and $2,299.99 respectively. The Google TV update will be available to existing G2 TV customers beginning Nov, 15 through an automatic software update to the TV.