Sony Details BRAVIA Smart Stick

Posted Thu Sep 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM PDT by

The company has introduced a new smart TV dongle for its 2013 display lineup.

The NSZ-GU1 BRAVIA Smart Stick offers owners of Sony's 2013 TVs a new way to access streaming apps, Google services, and the internet through their televisions. The slim dongle features 8GB of storage and connects to displays through their MHL port. The device also utilizes Sony's voice-activated remote control technology.

"The BRAVIA Smart Stick answers the question, 'What's on TV,' with 'whatever you want to watch'" said Jamie Marsh, TV marketing manager for Sony Electronics Home Entertainment & Sound Division. "It brings the full power of Google services to your TV. From the apps in the Google Play store to the power of Google search, the BRAVIA Smart Stick integrates seamlessly with Sony's own BRAVIA apps and navigation to deliver an amazing connected TV viewing experience."

Other features integrated into the Smart Stick include several pre-installed apps like Netflix, Pandora, Amazon Instant Video, Google Play, and YouTube, as well as Google's Chrome browser with Flash Media Player. In addition, the device also boasts picture-in-picture options allowing users to watch TV and browse the internet at the same time, and the Smart Stick integrates with existing cable and satellite services so you don't need to switch inputs.

The NSZ-GU1 is only compatible with Sony's 2013 TVs and is now available in select retailers for a suggested list price of $150.

Source: Sony

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