Report: LG Launching Google TV in May

8:50 AM, May 7, 2012   |    comments
A G6 series LG Smart TV with Google TV is displayed at the LG Electronics booth at the 2012 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas (image credit Ethan Miller/Getty)
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San Francisco, CA (written by Brett Molina/USA Today) -- High-definition television makers LG plan on releasing an Internet-ready device using the Google TV platform, reports Reuters.

Citing a senior LG executive, the report says the TV will launch on the week of May 21. No details were given on prices or screen sizes.

Google TV is the search giant's attempt at creating a Smart TV experience, giving users access to their Chrome Web browser, as well as apps including Netflix and Pandora. Users can also use their iPhone or Android smartphone as a remote control.

Google recently rolled out an update to its TV and Movies app emphasizing Favorites and letting users rate shows or films.

Since launching in 2010, Google TV has struggled to capture a big audience in the Smart TV business. The company pushed out a massive update last October, and unveiled partnerships with TV makers LG and Vizio during January's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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