Google Inc. announced last week an updated version of its TV service, Google TV version 2.0, which the company said will feature new apps and a cleaner and more user-friendly interface. “This chapter is not about replacing broadcast or cable TV; it’s not about replicating what’s on TV to the Web,” Google said in a blog post. “It’s about bringing millions of new channels to your TV from the next generation of creators, application developers, and networks.” The company said the new interface features a customizable home screen and shortcuts similar to those used on Android phones or tablets. The new version of Google TV also features an app called “TV & Movies,” which allows users to browse through 80,000 movies and TV episodes across cable and satellite services and websites, Google said. The company added that the updated service is more like YouTube and that, with a search option, users can find a range of topics and video that they are interested in. Users can turn YouTube interests, such as cooking or sports, into channels, Google said. Google said its new software will be made available on Sony devices by next week. Logitech devices are expected to feature the software “soon thereafter,” the company said. Google added that the initial number of available apps won’t be large and that applications requiring touch screen capabilities will not be available. Through the Android Market, Google said 50 developers have begun looking into new apps for the TV service. The service is not yet available in Canada.