The Sony Google TV (NSZ-GS7) happens to be one of the best Google TV set-top boxes around, but there is one small issue with it. It is not future-proofed with a microphone in the remote, which is essential to the GTV V3 experience. In order to accomodate Sony Google TV users, the Japanese manufacturer has promised to sell a separate remote with an included mic… and it is now available for purchase!
You can get the remote straight from Sony for $49.99, which is not cheap at all. Sony should find a way to give it to current Sony Google TV users at least at a discounted price, but somehow I am doubting that will really happen. We will just have to wait and see.
Sony NSZ-GS7 users still haven’t received the GTV V3 update, so the availability of this remote may be a sign of an update rolling out very soon. Until then, you can get ready and get your GTV V3-friendly remote at Sony’s official site. You could also save yourself $50 and wait until Google updates its Google TV remote app with Voice Search functionality. OR maybe wait for Able Remote to bring us some GTV V3 love!
Thanks for the tip, David!