Razer Announces "Console of the Future" That Streams Movies, Plays Games

"This is a console of the future," Razer CEO says about micro-console launching this fall.

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Today during Google's I/O conference in San Francisco, Razer announced a new micro-console that CEO Ming-Liang Tan describes as "a console of the future."

The console is powered by Android TV--a new entertainment platform Google announced today--and will stream movies, music, and other apps. But the core focus is gaming, Razer says. Users can navigate Razer's untitled micro-console through a special mobile application that runs on any Android tablet or smartphone. There's also support for voice control.

"This is a console of the future," Tan said in a statement. "Built on Google's incredible Android TV platform, 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."

"Affordable" is the closest we're going to get in terms of pricing for now, as Razer has not disclosed an official price point for the system. The team at Razer working on the micro-console is the same group behind the Razer Blade laptop line, the Razer Edge gaming tablet, and the modular PC prototype Project Christine.

There's no word yet about what's under the hood, but the device launches this fall, so we don't have all that long to wait to find out. You can see a non-final render of the console above.

Razer's Android-based micro-console follows similar offerings from Amazon with the Amazon Fire TV, as well as the Ouya system. It is one of multiple new devices in the works for Android TV. Google is also working with TV companies like Sharp, Sony, and LG, as well as Asus, for special Android TV products.

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