Vizio’s Co-Star is the first Google TV device with a customized UI, and it also a pretty powerful, albeit heavy remote control. Will it work for cord cutters? Check out our review:
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|Our video review of the Nexus Q|
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Show notes for this episode:
- Vizio’s Co-Star box sells for $100, and can only be bought through Vizio’s website.
- More information about Google TV, including the apps available on the platform, can be found on Google’s website.
- Check out our interview with Vizio CTO Matt McRae about the Co-Star and the future of home entertainment.
- Also worth watching: Our tour of the current Google TV platform.
- To learn more about Google TV and other media streaming devices like Roku and Apple TV, check out our new e-book Cut the Cord: All You Need to Know to Drop Cable, which is now available on Amazon(s amzn), Barnes & Noble(s bks) and iTunes(s aapl).
Are you going to buy the Co-Star? Or are you still skeptical about Google TV? Please share your thoughts in the comments, get in touch with us on Twitter (@cordcutters) or email us at cordcutters @ gigaom.com.