Opera Brings Internet Browsing to Sony TVs and Blu-ray Players

Posted Fri Jan 21, 2011 at 10:10 AM PST by Dick Ward

Whether you'll use it or not, it's nice to know the option is there.

Web browsing on a television tends to be an exercise in futility, especially without a capable mouse or touchpad. That hasn't stopped companies from including the capability though, and you can be sure they'll keep adding it to sets in the future.

Sony has - not too surprisingly - chosen Opera as their browser of choice for new connected TVs and Blu-ray players. It's a fairly popular web service for devices like cell phones and it offers compatibility for new standards like HTML5.

"Our ability to address key hybrid broadcast-broadband initiatives in numerous markets makes us a natural fit with Sony," says Opera Software chief Christen Krogh. "By delivering both a global viewpoint and the necessary technology, we are able to stay on the cutting edge of the industry."

Source: Tech Zone 360

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