BlueStacks' GamePop Android console to cost $129, extends free offer until June

BlueStacks, the software that allows Android apps to run on Windows and Mac, unveiled its OUYA-competing GamePop console this month but revealed pricing for the device only on Thursday. 

The company's website now declares GamePop will cost $129 (£85) for the console and $6.99 a month or $83.88 annually for the subscription service. BlueStacks has extended an offer, however, where subscribers can get the console and controller free until the end of June.

GamePop and its paid subscription allow users to play Android games on their television. Subscribers can use the system's controller or their mobile device for motion control to play any of the 500 pre-loaded Android games valued at more than $200. 

Read: Android-based Ouya console delayed until 25 June

BlueStacks is popular for its App Player software that has more than 10 million users. It unveiled GamePop to compete with OUYA, the Android Jelly Bean gaming box that gained recognition after launching on Kickstarter last year.

As part of BlueStacks' offering, the company further announced on Thursday games from COM2US, Korea’s largest game developer, which will also have its own channel in the GamePop UI. Intellijoy, another newly added partner, will add around $30 worth of apps to GamePop's subscription.

GamePop is expected to release later in winter 2013, while the cheaper OUYA will begin shipping on 25 June.