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Android TV controller image leaks

Gamepad rumoured to be shipping with the platform

Photos and renders of what is alleged to be the Android TV controller have been posted online.

A photo of the controller was taken by Artem Russakovskii, an attendee at the Google I/O conference.

According to him, the controller is expected to ship with each Android TV box, and contains a similar button layout to the controllers for Xbox and PlayStation systems.

The photo was then supported by a reportedly official render of the controller, said to be found in the Android L Developer Preview build's directory by a Reddit user.

Google unveiled the Android TV platform at its Google I/O conference last week. Similarly to Apple TV, Amazon's Fire TV and other such entertainment hubs, Android TV will provide a streamlined platform for Google to serve up entertainment, including games, directly to TVs.

TVs with built-in Android TV support will arrive from multiple manufacturers next year, but dedicated set-top devices that deliver Android TV to any television will also be produced.

During the Google I/O conference, the search engine giant demonstrated multiplayer gameplay via Android TV, with one player using a controller to play on the TV while the other played on their tablet device.

Gaming hardware maker Razer has also revealed a new micro console, which it will develop in conjunction with the Android TV platform.