Google is set to launch its Android TV service in the US later this year, Google News has revealed.
The news comes as Google moves to push its Android-powered smart TV platform, dubbed Android TV, into new markets in Asia and Latin America.
The move to launch a US Android TV platform comes after a recent acquisition by Apple, which will also stream content from Google Play Movies and TV app, as well as other streaming services, as part of the new agreement.
The announcement comes on the heels of Google revealing the launch of the first two devices in the new Android TV lineup, the Roku and Chromecast, later this month.
Google’s Android TV device will have an HDMI port and will be able to stream content directly from a Google Chromecast device or Android TV to Android phones and tablets, along with other connected devices.
Google TV’s launch will coincide with the launch by Roku of the Roku Streaming Stick, which offers a streaming experience similar to Android TV.