Google announced at the IFA technology event, that it is preparing to launch Google TV in the USA over the next few weeks and will roll the service out to other countries next year.
Google is currently testing the software for the service, which will allow users to access the Internet from their TV.
The free service will allow users to watch Internet content, such as videos from YouTube in HD on their living room TV.
Google doesn’t plan to produce its own content, but will work with TV studios and production companies on content deals.
The Android platform will be integrated with Google TV, enabling smartphones to be used to change channels, while Android apps will be available via the TV.
Android smartphone users will be able to download a website on their mobile, and beam it to a TV set to view.
The Google TV software will be integrated into a number of devices including a Logitech set top box, Sony televisions, a Sony Blu-ray player and a DISH box.