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Netgear unveils Google Play-compatible NeoTV player

Netgear's latest in its NeoTV player line now also offers Google Play, full Web access, live TV, and a lot more

The NeoTV Prime media player and its remote control.
The NeoTV Prime media player and its remote control. Dong Ngo/CNET

LAS VEGAS--Netgear showed off today at CES 2013 the latest in its line of NeoTV streaming players, the NeoTV Prime with Google TV (model GTV100).

The new player offers everything that previous players offered, plus the ability to run apps from Google Play. The player allows you to access a large pool of entertainment including movies, TV shows, and music from major streaming services such as Netflix, YouTube, Amazon Instant Video, HBO Go, Crackle, Flixter, Rhapsody, Pandora, and more. Google Play also gives you movies and new releases in HD, music albums, and apps designed specifically for the TV.

The new NeoTV Prime supports playback of local media from connected USB storage devices and home media servers. The new player features a full-feature Google Chrome browser, Flash and HTML5 supported, to offer full access to the Web. What's more? It has a search function that enables users to look across multiple sources simultaneously for digital content. And finally with the picture-in-picture feature, you can surf the Web while watching live TV, all at the same time.

The NeoTV Prime's remote control include a QWERTY keyboard.
The NeoTV Prime's remote control include a QWERTY keyboard. Dong Ngo/CNET

Owner of Android-based smartphones and tablets can also beam contents from their device to the big screen TV connected to the NeoTV Prime.

The NeoTV Prime also supports live TV streaming via a Slingbox player for those who own an Slingbox at home.

The NeoTV Prime comes with a two-sided remote control, featuring a touch pad and directional pad on one side and a full-featured QWERTY keyboard on the other.

The NeoTV Prime comes with one HDMI in, one HDMI out, an Ethernet port and a USB port.

Other than the NeoTV Prime, Netgear also unveiled a similar NeoTV Max that lack the Google-related features and doesn't have HDMI in port.

The new Netgear GTV100 NeoTV Prime with Google TV and the NeoTV Max are available now at the suggested cost of $130 and $70.

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