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Google TV Heading To UK

Taking Google TV on the road, the search giant is expected to bring its "Internet TV" service to the UK. The new service will let users switch between television and the Web at the same set, as well as watch material from catch-up services, such as BBC iPlayer and ITV Player on their main TV screen, The Telegraph reports.

"Accessed through a special set-top box, the service is due to launch in the UK within six months, following its launch earlier in the US," it writes. Google's executive chairman Eric Schmidt is scheduled to outline the plans when he gives this year's MacTaggart lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival.

According Google, the service will allow people to search all of the content on the TV and the Internet by using a single click. "The service will also allow viewers to switch between the TV and the internet on their main screen without having to adjust any cables," The Telegraphs notes. Other tricks include letting users change channels with their smartphone instead of a standard remote control.

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