Saturday, June 28, 2008

Google Plays With Your Living Room TV - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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The company has introduced a new feature to its Google Desktop program that can help get content from the Internet onto televisions. It is called the Google Media Server, and it’s a bit of software meant to run all the time on your home computer. It can send video, audio and photos to any other device on your home network that uses a standard called called Universal Plug and Play — most significantly, Sony’s PlayStation 3 game console. It also works with some televisions made by Hewlett-Packard and a handful of other geeky devices.

There is other media server software out there, but Google adds two tricks: it can also pass video from YouTube and photos stored on Picasa Web Albums from the Internet to the television. (Both services are owned by Google.)

Google Plays With Your Living Room TV - Bits - Technology - New York Times Blog

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