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OUYA controller

Last updated: 23 March 2014

HTML5 Test: 265/555

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CSS3 Test: 41%

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Acid 3 Test: 100%

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Released June 2014

The OUYA is an Android based microconsole that raised $8.5 million on Kickstarter.

As the console is running Android it has the Android system browser which is accessed via Make -> Software in the main menu.

As it's using the Android 4.1 system Browser it handles websites well and, unlike some other Android TV devices, it uses a pixel density of 2 to ensure text is clearly rendered.

Other Android browsers that are available via direct download - such as Firefox - can be installed but, as it doesn't come with the Google Play store, installing Chrome is theoretically possible but isn't easy.

The controller maps the D-pad and the left analogue stick to keyboard navigation. There is a touchpad in the centre of the controller that is mapped to the mouse. Use of the touchpad is required for a range of UI functions that can't be completed using keyboard navigation.

Operating System Linux Android OUYA 4.1.2
Screen Resolution 1920 X 1080
Web Browser Android 4.0
Browser Size 980 x 551
Color Depth 32
Javascript Enabled
Flash Version Not Installed
Cookies Enabled
User Agent Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android OUYA 4.1.2; en-us; OUYA Build/JZO54L-OUYA) AppleWebKit/534.30 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0 Safari/534.30

Media query tests

What the device can read:

  • screen
  • color
  • orientation:landscape
  • (-webkit-min-device-pixel-ratio: 2)
  • min-device-width
  • max-device-width
  • min-device-height
  • max-device-height
  • min-width
  • max-width
  • min-height
  • max-height

What the device says it isn't:

  • print
  • tv
  • color
  • color-index
  • monochrome
  • handheld
  • projection
  • (orientation : portrait)
  • (scan:progressive)
  • (scan:interlace)
  • (grid)
  • (pointer:coarse)
  • (pointer:fine)
  • (pointer:none)
  • (min-resolution)
  • (max-resolution)
  • (luminosity:normal)
  • (luminosity:dim)
  • (luminosity:washed)
  • (hover)
  • (script)
Diagram of the OUYA controller.

The OUYA controller is a typical game controller that has two analogue sticks, a D-pad, four buttons - labelled O U Y and A - and four shoulder buttons. The centre of the pad is a touchpad and there is a OUYA button which is used to turn the controller on and bring up the system menu.

The two side panels of the controller are magnetically attached face plates that cover the batteries (one AA battery on each side).

There are four white LEDs in a row above the touchpad which indicate the controller connection state.

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Other input devices

The console comes with a USB port and BlueTooth allowing the use of other input devices that will work with Android.