Razer will be the first company to support Android TV with its new upcoming micro-console
Earlier Google announced Android TV, a revolutionary new piece of software which essentially combines some of the best aspects of ChromeCast together with a new user interface, in order to bring both Google’s Play Store and Search to your television. Now, Razer has just officially revealed that it will be the first company to take advantage of the brand new operating system in its green-glowing, puck-like, micro-console that’s primarily aimed towards gaming.
This sleek new set-top box will allow titles from Android to be played on a big screen and will include full support for regular game controllers, so you won’t have to use your smartphone or tablet’s incredibly tedious touch controls every time you want to indulge in a quick game. Unfortunately, no specifications for the device have been announced as of yet, but Razer claims that it will be able to manage casual games, in addition to more hardcore titles, such as Need For Speed and Dead Trigger.
“This is a console of the future,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “Built on Google’s incredible Android TV platform, the Razer micro-console incorporates not only hardcore and casual gaming, but music, movies and other entertainment and social applications.”
The unnamed product is believed to be going on sale this fall with a price tag somewhere in the region of $200-$250. We are very excited to see how this story develops, and Razer is expected to provide us with a little more information about its upcoming micro-console tomorrow at the second day of Google I/O 2014 — so be sure to check back for more information.