GoogleTV, the service that enables the use of various web services through a set top box is coming to the UK in six months.
The news should officially be announced later Friday by Google’s Eric Schmidt who is giving a lecture at the Edinburgh Television Festival.
GoogleTV hasn’t been that successful in America, Logitech’s Q4 2011 fiscal year earnings. The company was one of Google’s partners for the service, but its sales of Google TV-related products fell short of expectations.
Google’s expansion to the UK shows that Google is not going to give up the project.
Google TV in the UK will let users search the Internet (voice search will be enabled, too), easily switch between TV and Internet content, use smartphones as remotes and access a special YouTube channel in high definition. It will also let users watch content from two UK online video on-demand services, BBC’s iPlayer and ITV Player.