Google TV is a software and hardware platform for set-top boxes and HDTVs based on the Android operating system and co-developed by Google, Intel, Sony and Logitech. The project was officially announced by Google and its partners on May 20, 2010.
The Google TV system will also include an open-source platform that will enable developers to create widgets for the system. Upon launching the service, Google stated that it would be updating the Android operating system to facilitate the development of web applications specifically for Google TV. It is anticipated that Google TV will have fewer user restrictions than current systems. The Google TV platform is expected to allow users to access any website from their television, with particular support for services such as YouTube, Twitter, Netflix, and Hulu.