The Sony BRAVIA line lives on. Even if Sony isn’t selling a lot of new smartphones, its TV business is busy. Earlier this year, we mentioned that Sony’s new Bravia line will adopt the new Google TV interface. We know the old Bravia TVs with Android TV, but this year things will get better with Google TV. Make no mistake when we say Google TV. It is the new interface that is now available on Chromecast and other Android TV devices.
The Google TV of the old days was different. This time around, Google TV is what runs on smart TVs and multimedia devices like Chromecast or even Apple TV. It is different from Android TV, which is the operating system. Google tv it’s more like a software extension that can run on other smart devices.
Sony just announced four new smart TVs. They are now listed at Best Buy:
• Sony 55 ″ Class X80J Series LED 4K UHD Smart Google TV ($ 949.99)
• Sony 65 ″ Class X80J LED 4K UHD Smart Google TV ($ 1,149.99)
• Sony Smart Google TV BRAVIA XR A90J 55-inch Class OLED 4K UHD Smart ($ 2,999.99)
• Sony Smart Google TV OLED 4K UHD Class BRAVIA XR A90J 65-inch ($ 3,999.99)
These aren’t exactly affordable TVs, but they are premium models that can deliver superior performance, especially with Google TV. Sony’s first two feature LED displays with a 60Hz refresh rate, while the other two come with OLED panels and a higher 120Hz refresh rate. All four offer 4K resolution (2160p), HDR 10, Hybrid Log-Gamma (HLG), and Dolby Vision.
Sony LED TVs with Google TV offer Motionflow XR 240 technology. They can run common streaming apps and services like HBO Max, Disney +, Amazon Prime Video, Paramount +, YouTube, Netflix, and HULU. They are among the first televisions to use Google TV as a smart platform beyond Chromecast.