Google Fiber is launching with its own TV service, and with it comes several new devices as part of each available package. The company will offer a Network Box that attaches directly to a wall-mounted fiber jack, including an 802.11n Wi-Fi access point and four gigabit Ethernet connections. Google also announced a separate TV Box for the other televisions in your home that features a Wi-Fi access point and receiver, Bluetooth, Ethernet, and will play 1080p content through its HDMI or component connections. A 2TB stackable Storage Box was also announced, allowing up to eight TV shows to be recorded at once. Each component will rely on a Google Nexus 7 as a remote control, and all of these devices will be provided for free if you sign up for a two-year contract at $120 a month plan, though only the Network Box is provided with the $70 per month one-year contract.
The gear of Google Fiber: Network Box, Storage Box, and TV Box
Google has announced new hardware in conjunction with its new TV service — a Network Box, TV Box, and a Storage Box.