Android TV, announced at Google I/O, has been making plenty of headlines at CES 2015. With Sony confirming it’s presence on all their Bravia smart TVs for 2015, Android TV has a pretty bright future ahead. At the moment, you can only get it on the Nexus Player. It’s a little underwhelming, but it’s a good start. Now Razer is taking it up a notch with the Forge TV.
The new set top box bring Android TV with no alterations. On the surface it’s a lot like the Nexus Player, but with far better specifications under the hood. It has a Snapdragon 805 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of Storage, Bluetooth 4.1, Wifi 802.11 ac 2×2, Gigabit Ethernet, and USB 3.0.
The device also has the ability to stream PC games from a desktop computer using a full-sized keyboard and mouse called “Turret”.
Based on the pricing of the Nexus Player, you’d expect the Forge TV to sell for at least $199. Instead the device is priced exactly the same, just $99. You can get the game controller bundled for $149. Interestingly we never see a standard remote, just an app for phone. We’ll check and see if the device will have a standard remote included.