Friday, 27 July 2012

With the Help of OnLive Vizio Sold Out the First Batch of the Vizio Co-Star Pre-Orders in Just 12 Hours - Pre-Orders are Back Up

Just 12 hours after the VIZIO Co-Star went up for pre-order on, the pre-orders for the little stream player with Google TV and OnLive were sold out. VIZIO posted on Google+, "Thanks to our fans support, we sold out of the #VIZIOCoStar pre-order in the first 12 hours. We are happy to announce that we have pre-orders back up and running!" This post confirms that the pre-orders are back up.

The VIZIO Co-Star turns any HDTV into the ultimate Smart TV. With 1080p and 3D support; the Co-Star offers the distinct advantage of connecting to a cable or satellite box. This feature allows viewers to enjoy full screen web browsing via Google Chrome with Adobe Flash Player and HTML5, access to entertainment apps such as the OnLive Cloud Gaming Service, Netflix, YouTube and thousands more without switching inputs or remotes thanks to the universal touchpad remote with keyboard and integrated IR blaster.

The VIZIO Co-Star is the first stream player to offer video games on demand. Through OnLive, users can demo, watch and play hundreds of top-tier video games directly from the cloud, eliminating the need for an independent game console. In addition, the VIZIO Co-Star offers popular apps such as Amazon Instant Video, YouTube and iHeartRadio and more – all available for download through the Google Play Store.

The fact that the OnLive App comes pre-installed on the VIZIO Co-Star surely helps VIZIO sell many of these little stream players. Let's hope that OnLive's data centers can cope with the day one demand from many Co-Stars turned on and streaming high-end gaming from the cloud. Of course it might well be that VIZIO is limiting the pre-order numbers to not put too much of a day one strain on OnLive's data centers.

If you want to know more about the VIZIO Co-Star, here is more info about it.

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