Vizio Brings Onlive Gaming to Televisions

on June 27, 2012 10:00 AM

Vizio announced that they will be releasing hardware for Google TV that will feature OnLive gaming functionality. Vizio’s Co-Star is a Google TV set top box that will be released for $99.

Vizio Brings Onlive Gaming to Televisions

The box will have HDMI throughput, 3D visuals, 1080p support, wifi functionality, usb support, and the ability to connect to devices such as the OnLive controller through Bluetooth. On the software side, the Co-Star features apps such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, and iHeartRadio. Users will also have the ability to get apps through the Google Play store, which will allow for access to thousands of apps and games.

Vizio Brings Onlive Gaming to Televisions

Also included is a remote that features on one side a touch pad and on the other side a qwerty keypad. A notable feature about the remote is the gaming buttons on the other side of it. The remote connects to the device via Bluetooth.

Vizio Brings Onlive Gaming to Televisions

Gamers and users looking for an OnLive box for their TV but want some extra functionality such as Netflix will want to keep an eye out for when the Co-Star releases.

 /  Staff Writer
Paul is what you would call a Jack of All Trades. He has an interest in programming and video games. He is also a capable artist, photographer, writer, reader, and an Ancient Karaoke Performer. He has been gaming since the late 80s starting with games such as Tetris and Arkanoid. His favorite genres in games include Role Playing, Action-Adventure, Rhythm, and Old School 2D Platformers. Books are another interest of his as his collection of books slowly overruns his living quarters.