VIZIO today released the VIZIO Co-Star Stream Player, a device based on the latest version of Google TV that transforms any HDTV into a smart TV.
With VIZIO's new stream player, users get access to apps,
full-screen web browsing capabilities' via Google Chrome with Adobe
Flash Player and HTML 5 support.
The VIZIO Co-Star offers the advantage of connecting to a cable or
satellite box. This allows viewers to enjoy live TV along with the
web, apps, OnLive cloud gaming, and other streaming entertainment
without interrupting what they're already watching. The device is
also coming with a universal touchpad remote with keyboard,
eliminating the need to switch TV inputs or remotes to access
Google TV is also offers a search feature, allowing viewers to
browse websites, hunt for streaming movies or locate their favorite
TV shows; and with picture-in-picture technology, it can all be done
while simultaneously watching live TV action.
In addition to apps such as Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, M-GO,
YouTube and iHeartRadio, the VIZIO Co-Star is the first stream
player to offer video games on demand through the OnLive Game
Service. OnLive allows users to demo, watch and play video games
directly from 'the cloud' via their VIZIO Co-Star, eliminating the
need for users to own an independent game console.
The VIZIO Co-Star also supports 1080p Full HD and 3D entertainment.
Built-in 802.11n Wi-Fi provides wireless Internet access without
unsightly wires. Integrated USB port connects to hard drives,
keyboards and other peripherals. The VIZIO Co-Star even enables
viewers to enjoy photos, music, and movies from any DLNA-enabled
phone, tablet, or computer on the TV screen.
The VIZIO CO-Star will be available for pre-orders in July 2012 only
on VIZIO.com for $99.99.