Google Music App for Google TV arrives to let users play their Google Music collections in the background on their Google TV system. Users must have the Honeycomb upgrade for Google TV.
(NASDAQ:GOOG) Nov. 17 launched
Google Music App for Google TV, a
program that lets users play their Google Music collections in the background
while they surf the Web or access other applications on their TV.
comes one day after Google launched Google Music
, the company's
streaming music service that lets users purchase and share some 13 million
tracks from Universal Music, Sony Music and EMI Music.
syncs with Google's cloud, enabling users to play their music across desktops
and Android smartphones and tablets without requiring cables or song downloads.
Google TV is
an Android-based Web TV service that brings the Chrome browser and Web
applications to users' HDTVs. Google TV underscores Google's view that the TV
is simply another screen through which it can serve consumers its cloud-based
Google Music to Google TV, which already includes Google Search, YouTube,
Chrome and dozens of third-party applications, is a natural extension of this
plan to make the TV another mode for its Android platform.
Google would love for consumers to watch a lot of YouTube on Google TV,
affording the company greater advertising opportunities on the big screen.
App for Google TV is available for users who have the Android 3.1 Honeycomb
update, which lets users download and access applications from the Android
So far, the
Honeycomb update is only available to Sony TVs running Google TV. Logitech Revue
boxes have not received the Honeycomb upgrade as of yet.
navigate to the Market to download the new application, log in with their
Google account and stream their Music collection via their HDTV and stereo
system the same way they would on their PC, smartphone or tablet. The application
also lets users add a custom soundtrack to slideshows from the Photos application.