The Discover PC game console allows its owners to play PC games directly on the television. It's software enables users to insert a disc, which the console automatically recognises and installs.

A California-based company called Digital Interactive Systems Corporation (Disc) is behind the new product which was revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

"The user has the same experience as if they are playing on a PlayStation or Xbox, where it is a very simple consumer electronics product rather than a PC," said Curtis Kaiser, a Disc spokesman.