Kickstarter’s GameStick Will Feature XBMC and DLNA Support
Gamestick is one of Kickstarter’s most successful campaigns , raising $100.000 in the first 30 hours or so, 28 days away from raising even more funds. It is one of the most highly anticipated gaming consoles running the Android OS and compatible with most TVs that offer HDMI connectivity.
The console looks like your regular USB dongle but offers great features under the hood. It supports Bluetooth controllers and like with most Android products, it is expected to run customized firmware versions that offer even more features. It is also very easy to install and does not require any special abilities to make it work. Just plug it and you’re done.
Though we can’t say for sure that Gamestick will run all the apps available on the Store, most games will work and having a controller will make the gaming experience so much more interesting.
The team behind Gamestick have recently announced support for XBMC and DLNA through firmware updates coming sometime next year. The price for the console has been set at $79 with a hardware configuration that includes a Amlogic 8726-MX chipset, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory. There is WiFi and Bluetooth support (up to 4 controllers) and the device runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and offers Full 1080p HD video decoding.