Razer’s new micro-console will be powered by Google Android TV

There’s no guessing what it’ll do – it’s made for content streaming
Razer’s new micro-console will be powered by Google Android TV

Google’s announced details to dominate your living room with the Android TV just a mere few hours ago at its I/O conference and Razer’s already stepped up to the plate to reveal plans of a new connected entertainment device to supplement the platform.

The Singapore company specialising in products specifically marketed to gamers came out saying the Razer micro-console, which will be powered by Android TV, will stream music, movies, as well as other apps for big screen entertainment.

And since Android TV is built to be an interface to let you enjoy content on your TVs, the match of Razer’s micro-console to the Android TV could be one made in heaven.

According to Razer, the micro-console (which, by the way, sort of resembles Apple TV) can be operated via a dedicated mobile app on any Android smartphone or tablet – sorry iPhone users.  

It's not all about software anymore

It's not all about software anymore

But this isn’t the first time the gaming company is blending hardware and software together – it recently demonstrated its unifying capabilities in the creation of its Razer Nabu smartband.

Of course, the company that claims it makes solutions "for gamers, by gamers", will have the product created with an emphasis on gaming. It said, in a statement that enhancing the gaming experience on Android devices is a key focus for Razer. 

“The Razer micro-console incorporates not only hardcore and casual gaming, but music, movies and other entertainment and social applications, all on an affordable system,” Razer co-founder and CEO, Min-Liang Tan, said.

The Razer micro-console will be released sometime this fall, and pricing will also be disclosed at a later date. 

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