Friday, July 27, 2012

In addition to announcing details about its new high-speed Internet network Google Fiber which runs 100 times faster than today’s average broadband Google unveiled Thursday its new initiative for the home: Google Fiber TV.

The interactive service allows you to watch and record up to 500 hours of television and tape up to eight shows at once — across its new Google Fiber Internet network. Content is also searchable via its DVR and the system connects to services such as Netflix.

Although the concept isn’t new Verizon has had its Fios service since 2005 it’s new territory for Google. The news comes as the company brings its ultra-high speed network first to Kansas City, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo.

The search engine giant is making various packages available for the service. For $120 a month, users will get Fiber TV along with the Gigabit broadband service, a terabyte of Google Drive cloud storage and various TV channels, on-demand content and movie networks. It will also come with a free Google Nexus 7 tablet that will serve as a remote.