The Bravia Smart Stick provides users access to the Google Play app store, Chrome Internet browser and the company's own apps. With a built-in HDMI input, a settop box can also be connected to the dongle to search and view TV programs. Controlling the search is a touchpad controller with voice-recognition capability. The clicker also doubles as a universal remote, making it possible to conveniently operate the connected TV and settop box. It is not cheap.
The Bravia Smart Stick will retail for US$149, which is lot pricier than the US$35 Google Chromecast. According to Sony’s press release, the Bravia Smart Stick is available now in the US.