Netgear launches NeoTV Prime video box with Google TV
Netgear and Google have announced the launch of a next-generation video box called the NeoTV Prime with Google TV which will allow you to access a wealth of different apps and games from the Google Play store, as well as streaming services such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, Crackle, Flixter, Rhapsody, Pandora, and others.
The Santa Clara, California-based gadget company unveiled the new product at the CES 2013 in Las Vegas. The device is built around the theme of making TVs smarter, more connected, and able to tap into the cloud.
The NeoTV Prime with Google TV (version GTV100) ships with the PrimeTime allowing you to find and watch your favorite movies and TV shows in one place no matter whether they are online, available via app, or available online TV.
The device uses the third version of Google TV software, and it also has the Chrome web browser, so you can connect to the web and search for anything you want. And with it you can play content stored on your own external USB hard drives and home media servers. Using the aVia media player app, you can play, manage, and share content in your library. You can fetch videos, music, and photos from your digital storage and Google Android devices and view them on the TV.
The included remote control has a full QWERTY keyboard on one side and a touchpad and directional pad on the other along with dedicated buttons for streaming services. That comes in handy when you’re doing searches. And you can watch video in a picture-in-picture feature while you’re web surfing.
Another feature has been incorporated into the YouTube mobile app on Android devices. You can hit a button within the YouTube mobile app that sends a video from your mobile device to the NeoTV Prime box with a single tap.
The NeoTV Prime is available right now in the US for $129.99.