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 alternative content.
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.