Google Nexus Player Offers Streaming And Gaming At $99
Google announced a compact Nexus player that handles streaming, games, and run Android apps. An included remote lets you navigate with voice controls for finding the content you’re after on ASUS made gadget. For those gaming sessions, a $39 controller can be tacked on as an additional purchase.
The Nexus player is the first one to run Android TV, an effort detailed back at I/O and promised to arrive alongside Android L; Lollipop. And yes, you’ll be able to “cast” stuffs from other devices to your TV. In terms of content options, you can expect Netflix, Hulu, Food Network, Travel Channel and more for now.
It got 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom Processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB storage, and Imagination PowerVR series 6 graphics. Intel tells us that 64-bit chip is capable of “console-like graphics” alongside 1080p video streaming. As you might expect, the Player will connect to your TV via HDMI with WiFi for grabbing content and Bluetooth for the included remote.
The device is priced $99 and will be available on November 3rd, however if you’re anxious to lock one down, you can pre-order the Nexus Player on October 17th.