Google aims to bridge PC, TV with software

Google made barely a peep as it recently launched its new Google Media Server software, a solution that links PCs to TVs or TV consoles via home networks, but it could have significant impact on the ability for residential consumers to share online content between their desktops and their living rooms. That's because the software-based solution works without the aid of new hardware, such as some of the newly-developed set-top boxes aimed at aggregating access to TV and online video in the same device. Telephony reports: "Google's play is to leverage its Google Desktop and Google Search products to enable users to send photos, videos and music files from their PC to any [device enabled with the Universal Plug and play protocol], such as a PlayStation 3 or Xbox game console.

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