The Google TV service for connected TVs and set-top boxes has flattered to deceive since its launch a year ago in the US, but Google has just pushed out a big software update that may make it more appealing. “The initial version of Google TV wasn’t perfect, but launching it gave us the opportunity to learn. These are still early days, and we’re working hard to move forward with each update,” blogs the company. New features include a simpler, slicker interface; better search features to find TV shows and films; a new version of YouTube made specifically for Google TV; and a Google TV-optimised version of Android Market, allowing Android developers to port their smartphone and tablet apps to the big screen. This includes music apps: there are now 13 available versus four before the update. That includes a TV app for the Google Music Beta cloud service, as well as Moshcam, Pandora, Qello, Rhapsody, Slacker Radio, TuneIn Radio, Vevo and LP33.tv.