Gaming consoles go bye bye when all you need is your phone and TV

The glorious PC race is not safe from this newcomer either
21 June 2017 / 15:48IST

Okay let’s get it out of the way right now. Consoles are not going be obsolete anytime soon. However, this new tech might be the catalyst that ends the reign of gaming consoles as we know it. Afterall, who wouldn’t want a system that’s a set-top box when you are in the mood for some light entertainment, and is also a full-fledged gaming system when you are in the mood to create virtual havoc. 18th Parallel, a Pune based company is here to deliver just that with its revolutionary service, Cannonball. It allows you to play Android mobile games as console games without any changes or additional components. This is offered as a service via an Android DTH or cable TV set-top- box. What’s more, a free mobile app also turns your smartphone into a gesture based gamepad. 18th Parallel has also tied up with Airtel Digital and you could buy set-top boxes that can double up as consoles on Amazon India.