Android TV has been brought to the forefront at CES 2015 after it’s announcement at Google I/O last June. From Sony TV’s all being equipped with Android TV for 2015, Razer has made it’s first foray into the world of Android TV. The popular gaming company announced the Razer Forge, which does more than just provide a streaming box for your home television. On top of being paired with Android TV, the Razer Forge also provides a way for PC gamers to play some of their favorite games through their TV’s.
The Razer Forge has an impressive set of specifications for the cost, and the ability to game from this device is even more impressive.
- Quad-Core Snapdragon 805 Processor
- Adreno 420 GPU
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB of onboard storage
- Bluetooth 4.1
- USB 3.1
With the starting price point of $99, you will get just the Razer Forge itself, but Razer has added the option of having 3 different set of peripherals. If you’re looking for a gaming controller, such as the Xbox One controller, you can purchase the Razer Serval for $79.99. Also available is the Razer Turret, which is a gaming mouse and keyboard that have been designed to be used on your lap, and will cost $129.99. However, if you want to pick up the Serval and the Forge TV as a bundle, Razer is making it available for $149.99.
With specs like these, paired with Razer’s Cortex: Stream, Razer is hoping to bring an excellent, low-cost, gaming experience to your living room. Razer’s Cortex: Stream is game launcher that allows users to stream games from their PC’s to their living room. Razer has partnered with Nvidia and Valve to make this possible with the Razer Forge. Cortex: Stream is the key to the gaming aspect of the Forge, but will not be available for free. If you decide to not purchase the Serval, or the Turret, you will have to pay an addition $34.99 for the streaming service. However, if you pick up either of the peripherals for the Razer Forge, you will receive the streaming Cortex software for free.
The Razer Forge hopes to bring an additional facet to your home TV set up, along with the ability to do some light gaming from the comfort of your couch. Are you interested in the Razer Forge? Let us know in the comments below, and be sure to keep an eye out for more news coming out of CES 2015.
Source: Razer Forge Streaming Box