Sony launches TV dongle

Sony has announced the launch of its Bravia Smart Stick, which has 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 can be controlled via a remote which can be operated either by voice commands or its keyboard.

Once installed, viewers can search for apps via Google Chrome by voice or typing, and download them straight onto their device. The Bravia Smart Stick has a range of pre-installed with apps like Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video, YouTube. The Smart Stick’s Picture-and-Picture feature allows viewers to surf the web and watch TV at the same time in two independent windows on the television screen, without interfering with one another.

The BRAVIA Smart Stick answers the question, ‘What’s on TV,’ with ‘whatever you want to watch’” said Jamie Marsh, TV marketing manager for Sony Electronics Home Entertainment & Sound Division. “It brings the full power of Google services to your TV. From the apps in the Google Play store to the power of Google search, the BRAVIA Smart Stick integrates seamlessly with Sony’s own BRAVIA apps and navigation to deliver an amazing connected TV viewing experience.”

DTG Staff  |  24.09.2013

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