Back in January 2015, Razer released details on their first Android TV-based set-top box, known as the Forge TV. Now, a little more than three months later, the box can be pre-ordered from Amazon with a controller included.
Razer’s Forge TV has the ability to download and install apps from the Google Play Store, as well as all the other goodies included with Android TV, and it will also be able to stream games from your Wi-Fi-connected PC. That functionality is expected to land sometime in the second quarter of 2015. Right now, if you wish to pre-order, just head to Amazon. The expected release date is pegged for May 1.
The pre-order will run $149.99 and includes a controller. Razer does still have plans to launch the Forge TV without the controller included for $99.99, but that’s still not available as of this writing.
In terms of features, the Forge TV boasts a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz. There’s also 16GB of built-in storage and 2GB of RAM. It supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1 and there’s a USB 3.0 port as well.
(It’s worth noting that some are having issues with the Amazon page populating the pre-order option, and some seeing it as being unavailable altogether. If you’re interested in the Forge TV, it’s worth checking back.)
Do you plan on picking up the Forge TV?