Sony introduces Bravia Smart Stick with Google Services and 8GB on-board storage
Sony today announced its next-generation smart TV device, the NSZ-GU1 Bravia Smart Stick, making it easier than ever for owners of Sony’s 2013 TV line-up to discover and watch exactly what they want, from TV programming to apps and websites, all on one screen with one easy, voice-activated remote. The Bravia Smart Stick features a slim form factor, 8GB of on-board storage, and plugs directly into the MHL port on the back of 2013 Sony Bravia TVs, with a USB cable to provide its power source. The BRAVIA Smart Stick comes bundled with Sony’s award-winning, voice-activated remote control, giving viewers a variety of ways to interact and control their entertainment.
The Chrome browser is built for speed, simplicity and efficiency, and features a Flash Media Player, enabling viewers to enjoy endless video content with easy, engaging interactivity. Viewers can either type or speak into the included universal remote and enjoy the power of Google search for results from cable/satellite providers, the internet and apps. The BRAVIA Smart Stick also integrates a user’s existing cable or satellite service, so there is no need to switch inputs to enjoy content from either source.
Out of the box, the Bravia Smart Stick is pre-installed with entertainment apps like Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, YouTube and more. Viewers can personalize their TV experience by adding video, music, games, social networking and news apps from the Google Play Store. Priced at $149.99, the Bravia Smart Stick is available now at Sony Stores and select retailers in U.S.