Of course you paid more a few years ago, it was brand new and actually had hardware and software support at the time. Speaking as yet another previously unsatisfied owner of the Co-star, you are much better off purchasing a Chromecast or any of the newer (or older) steaming devices on the market. Its ability to use apps and browse the internet, should not be a selling point, because it is a truly miserable experience.
Unless you are a highly experienced, technically savoy individual, and you just want something to tinker around with, I would steer clear of this. It’s probably one of the worst devices I have ever owned.