Following on from the announcement by Sony yesterday that it would be launching a new Google TV set-top box for $199. Vizio has today announced that it will also be launching a new set-top box that will combine both Google TV and the OnLive gaming for a price of just $99.
The new Vizio Co-Star will provide access to Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, iHeartRadio, as well as Google TV, and offer online gaming via the cloud OnLive game service.
The Vizio Co-Star will ship with a dual sided Bluetooth remote control, and will support connectivity via either 802.11n Wi-Fi or USB. Matt McRae, VIZIO’s Chief Technology Officer explained in the press release today:
“Our focus to deliver the best consumer experience continues with today’s announcement of the Co-Star, which delivers a superior smart TV interface that anyone can add to their existing HDTV,”-“We combined the powerful features of Google TV™ with an intuitive and easy to use interface, giving users the power to enjoy an entire world of entertainment.”
Pre-orders for the new Vizio Co-Star will start next month, but as yet no shipping dates have been announced as yet.
Source: Tech Crunch
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