Google TV is expanding its reach and moving into Korea. The local provider, LG Uplus, is now offering an integrated Google TV set-top box with its television subscription service.
"If you've ever considered moving to Korea to enjoy its kimchi and K-pop -- starting today we have another reason for you," Google wrote in a blog post. "New and existing LG Uplus subscribers can get the u+tv G starting today, bringing live TV and 50,000 on demand titles, now integrated with Google TV apps like Search, YouTube, Google Play and Chrome."This partnership makes Korea the tenth country worldwide to offer Google's home entertainment platform. And to kick off its promotional campaign, the will be the new spokesman in an LG Uplus advertising campaign.
Google has been amping up its media offerings over the past year. Last week, it, letting users buy Play store movies and television shows directly inside Google TV. And any purchases made on another device -- like a Nexus 7 tablet or an Android smartphone -- will now automatically show up as purchases on Google TV.