Google and partners recently announced Google TV—an open, architecture-neutral platform that will bring the full web experience to television viewing. It is likely there will be a large number of future Google TV systems based on the MIPS architecture. Leveraging their work with Android and ongoing relationship with Google, MIPS is in an excellent position to work with our licensees as Google TV moves beyond initial reference platforms and into mainstream development within the digital home market. By designing your SoC to the right specifications now, you can be ahead of the market when the Google TV code is available in open source in 2011. In this paper, MIPS will provide an in-depth description of hardware requirements and recommendations for developing a SoC that will support the Google TV operating system.