Samsung to join Sony with Google TV offering

Google TV officially launched not too long ago and brought with it the promise of a new and easy way for consumers to watch their favorite shows on the living room TV. The Google TV service launched with integrated TV sets from Sony and with the set-top box form Logitech.

Bloomberg reports that Sony won't be the only major TV brand offering support for Google TV. Samsung has announced that it will unveiling plans for TVs in January that run Google TV service. January being CES time there should be Google TV enabled sets in abundance at the show from Sony along with the official announcement of plans from Samsung.

At this point, the details of Samsung's plan to support Google TV haven't been decided. Samsung's Yoon Boo Keun said that the company was "open" to using Intel chips inside the TVs supporting Google's service. While Samsung is planning to support Google TV, the service as a whole is under attack by major Studios. All of the major studios are now blocking Google TV users from viewing their shows online.

Still, TV makers are seeing new features like Google TV and web capability on their TVs as a way to fight falling prices and increase profits on their sets. If the service continues to be blocked by major networks and websites, consumer interest in the tech will wane sooner rather than later.

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