Pre-Orders Open For VIZIO’s $99 Co-Star Google TV

VIZIO’s crack at a Google TV set top box has gone up for pre-order. The $99 Co-Star looks to be hit with its compact design, easy set up and list of features, including:

  • Smart TV Platforms: Google TV
  • App Store: Google Play, Access to Thousands of apps
  • Web Browser: Chrome Web Browser with Adobe Flash Player
  • WiFi: Yes, 802.11n/g/b
  • Ethernet: 10/100Mbps
  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Network Multimedia: PlayPointâ„¢ app lets you access media on DLNA-enabled network devices
  • Resolution Supported: 720p, 1080i, 1080p
  • 3D Support: Yes
  • Video Playback: H.264, MP4, MKV
  • Music Playback: MP3, AAC, WMA
  • Audio Features: Up to 5.1 channels of surround sound pass-through

The VIZIO Co-Star turns any high-definition TV with an HDMI port into a full blown Smart TV, complete with all the digital content apps you could want, plus OnLive gaming as an added bonus.

Controlling the co-star is a breeze with the included universal remote, featuring Bluetooth, physical keyboard, touchpad and IR blaster.

At $99, the VIZIO Co-Star is the perfect companion to any home entertainment system. And if you’re wondering how it stacks up to its competitors, check out the image below:

The Co-Star is only available online at and is expected to ship by August 14. They already have my money, how about you?