CES 2015: Razer Forge TV Brings Your Games to Your Living Rooms

By   /   Jan 6, 2015

CES 2015 saw Razer announce a new Android-based micro-console called the Razer Forge TV that is built for “hardcore PC gaming” in the living room.

While the device is capable of running an assortment of entertainment features on your television, such as music and movie applications, a core function comes in the shape of the streaming feature through Razer Cortex.

The concept for streaming your PC directly to your television set is not new. However, Razer Cortex is the first to be working closely with both AMD and Nvidia, as well as all the major digital service providers. This list includes Steam, Origin, uPlay, Battle.net and other game clients. Hence, players will not find themselves being limited and can practically stream any game to play in their living room.

“Razer Forge TV is a device that is able to bring together the most popular elements of an entertainment center,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO in an official statement. “It powers popular music and movie apps and plays Android TV games that an entire family can enjoy. For the hardcore gaming audience, it will bring PC gaming to the couch. Razer Forge TV is what we see as the future of consoles.”

The device is going to boast a Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 Quad-Core Krait 450 CPU – clocked at 2.5 GHz per core – with an Adreno 420 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage.

It will be priced at $99 without a controller, requiring you to manage the device using a smartphone or tablet. There’s also a more expensive version priced at $149 that will include the new Razer Serval bluetooth controller.

The Razer Forge TV does not have a release date but is looking to launch sometime in Q1 of 2015. The Razer Cortex: Stream service will on the other hand launch later this year during the second quarter.

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