Earlier today, Vizio announced via their blog that their new Co-Star Google TV box is now available for pre-order for $99. Some specs include 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and 10/100 Mbps Ethernet connectivity, Bluetooth, DNLA support, 3D support, HDMI in and out, and one Bluetooth 2.0 port.
The product page also states that you can “Play the latest hit console video games through OnLive”, a statement which is confirmed by On-Live via their blog. From their own post earlier today:
OnLive is integrated into the VIZIO Co-Star Stream Player and will also be pre-installed on the LG Smart TV with Google TV (G2 Series) via a future software update. For other Google TV devices, an OnLive app is on its way to Google Play, making console-quality top-tier gaming a standard capability for any Google TV device.
You may remember last week’s story about Sony’s Google TV device possibly dropping On-Live support. Perhaps Sony will have second thoughts now that one or more competing devices will be On-Live ready. Continue after the break for the full press release from Vizio, and head on over to the pre-order page if you want to grab one for yourself.
We are happy to announce that the VIZIO Co-Star is available for pre-order today. Visit VIZIO.com to pre-order the Co-Star for $99.99 (US) and take advantage of the limited-time offer of free shipping.
The VIZIO Co-Star turns any HDTV into the ultimate smart TV. With 1080p and 3D support; Co-Star offers the distinct advantage of connecting to a cable or satellite box. This feature allows viewers to enjoy full screen web browsing with Adobe® Flash® Player and HTML 5, access to entertainment apps such as the OnLive® Game Service, Netflix®, YouTube® and more3 without switching inputs or remotes thanks to the universal touchpad remote with keyboard.
The VIZIO Co-Star is the first stream player to offer video games on demand. Through OnLive,® users can demo, watch and play hundreds of top-tier video games directly from the “cloud,” eliminating the need for an independent game console. In addition, the VIZIO Co-Star offers popular apps such as Amazon Instant Video, YouTube®, iHeartRadio and more – all available for download through the Google Play Store.
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