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Ouya console is small indeed, TuneIn and XBMC to be integrated

Tuesday, 7th August 2012 15:14 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

The developers of Ouya have announced XBMC, the open source media player, will be integrated into the console. Another deal with TuneIn, ta free sports and music service, with over 70,000 stations across 230 countries will also be available through the console. New shots of the console posted on its Kickstarter page, also show it is indeed “about the size of a Rubik Cube,” and the controller appears rather small as well in the new shots. The console has 36 hours left on its Kickstarter, and 52,483 backers have pledged $6,974,791.

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10 Comments

  1. Moonwalker1982

    This console, its mostly gonna be for Android games on tv or will it be able to do more? More demanding games so to speak…

    #1 2 years ago
  2. freedoms_stain

    @1, it was never intended to be an Android games on TV machine, the notion was to give small developers a cheap console platform to work with.

    The idea is to bring games developed specifically for Ouya, not port existing Android games – although a certain amount of that is to be expected.

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Dragon246

    Most of the games on it will be ports of existing android games as it would be too risky to develop a game for a system that has hacking /piracy as one of its selling points, or open source as they like to call it.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. Da Man

    Would be better if it just ran Linux.. I’m struggling to find one reason why Android would be more beneficial for anything.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. freedoms_stain

    @3, Fail, hacking and piracy do not go hand in hand, especially not in the manner in which the Ouya team referenced “hackable”.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Moonwalker1982

    @3

    Then i won’t be interested. I can play those on my phone if i want, which i don’t.

    #6 2 years ago
  7. freedoms_stain

    @6, he’s wrong, they sold hundreds of developer kits in the Kickstarter campaign.

    You don’t need that if you’re doing a straight port.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. OlderGamer

    If the thing plays Netflix, w/o a sub fee, I will prolly buy one. Simple as that really. Games would just be gravy. Provided the console sells for 100usd or less.

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Christopher Jack

    @4, Android is a Linux OS & has been chosen over the likes of Ubuntu for how efficiently it runs for so little power.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Da Man

    … I was saying it should’ve just run Linux without all the shit (which Android is).

    Why should I need a separate, clunky native dev kit to not code in Java? And why should I need my apps to run through the Dalvik?

    #10 2 years ago

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