Google unveils the Nexus Player, an Android TV player for $99


If you’re tired of your old Google TV players, the Nexus Player is here to the rescue. Google announced it along with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Unlike the other players, the Nexus Player will run Android TV, Google’s new OS built for your living room entertainment, and somewhat similar to Amazon’s Fire TV UI.

The Nexus Player sports a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, 802.11ac 2×2 connectivity (no ethernet port), HDMI port, WiFi, micro-USB 2.0 and more. The player connects to your TV via HDMI. Content is sent to your TV the same way  as if you were using Chromecast – it is called Google Cast. In the accessories department, it will come with a Bluetooth remote and an optional $39.99 gamepad.

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Pre-orders are going to start on October 17 with a street date of November 13 for $99. We’re very curious to see how this Nexus Player could be a viable replacement for the already available media-sharing options. What do you guys think?

via Google