Google pulled the curtain back on Android TV at its Google I/O conference last week. Android TV is Google’s answer make developing apps for smart TVs easier and more straightforward.

The Android TV also lets users mirror games on their Android devices and play them on their TV screen. Today, we get our first look at a render of the gaming controller, which you can see above. The render image matches up with one Artem Russakovskii took during the Google I/O conference.

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Image: Artem Russakovskii

The controller looks solid. Reminds me of an Xbox with the stick layout of a Playstation controller.

As for Android TV, it’s slated to launch later this year. Certain smart TVs will have it built-in or you can buy it as a set-top box. Who is Google competing against with Android TV? The likes of Roku, Amazon Fire TV and others. Some say Android TV is even competing against the Playstation 4 and Xbox One. Until you start seeing the latest Assassin’s Creed and Call of Duty’s on these set-top boxes, Microsoft and Sony don’t have much to worry about.


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