WASHINGTON, June 28, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The battle to control future home entertainment is getting more intense.
Google this year reportedly will launch a game console designed to immediately compete head-to-head with X-Box, PlayStation and Nintendo, but which insiders see as a 'Trojan horse' device that will download unlimited content.
The home entertainment world, long dominated by TV broadcast and cable networks, is being challenged by newcomers such as Amazon and Apple TV devices that feed Internet programing into home TV sets, and on-demand alternatives such as Netflix and Hulu.
Google's entry into this battle opens an entirely new front, bringing with it Google's popular Android operating system, which will connect wirelessly via Bluetooth to Google Glass, Google's new wearable video screen, smart watches and other wireless devices.
And other potential players seem ready to compete as well. "Steambox," a Linux-based box, is being planned by the popular gaming download service Steam. Consoles also have been introduced by start-ups GamePop and Ouya.
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