Whilst it’s fair to say that Google TV has not been the resounding success the company would have hoped (just ask Logitech), the platform has received at boost at CES 2012 with a number of major CE manufacturers pledging support.

Sony are the latest with a Google-powered connected Blu-ray player as well as the NSZ-GS7 Network Media Player. The NSZ-GS7 Network Media Player and NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc Player arrive in Summer in the US and Europe.

One of the more notable improvements is a touch-sensitive remote control with backlit QWERTY keyboard and three-axis motion sensor for gaming. Sony’s NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc Player also includes a voice search feature, if all of that clicking feels like too much work. NSZ-GS7 Network Media Player

NSZ-GS7 Network Media Player Features:

  • Exclusive touch pad remote with 3-axis motion control, finger gesture control, and a backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Download from thousands of apps from Android Market
  • Enjoy video and music from Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, HBO Go and more
  • Browse the Internet and Google search across the Internet, apps, and live TV
  • Access the Internet or apps while watching TV using picture-in-picture

NSZ-GP9 Blu-ray Disc Player Features:

  • Voice and gesture control combine with an improved QWERTY keyboard to deliver unparalleled access to TV, web, and packaged content
  • 3D Blu-ray Disc Full HD 1080p playback
  • Exclusive touch pad remote with 3-axis motion control, finger gesture control, voice search, and a backlit QWERTY keyboard
  • Download from thousands of apps from Android Market
  • Enjoy video and music from Netflix, Pandora, YouTube, HBO Go and more
  • Browse the Internet and Google search across the Internet, apps, and live TV

Device support is one thing, but you can’t help but feel Google have a lot of work to do on their TV platform to make this a viable player in the future.