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- Dec 30, 2010
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It probably shouldn't be too much of a surprise that Google announced the Nexus Player. It's their newest multimedia device designed to use the previously announced Android TV. This device is basically meant to replace the GoogleTV product, but it will supposedly do much more than that.
Along with a massive assortment of TV, video, movie, music and other multi-media options, it will also be a capable game player. It might not be able to compete with the likes of the Microsoft Xbox One and Sony PS4 in graphical horsepower, but for the causal gamer it will allow folks to play their favorite Android game on their big screen. It even has its own gaming controller and remote. Here's a quote with Google's brief description,
"Finally, we’re releasing the first device running Android TV: Nexus Player, a collaboration with Asus, is a streaming media player for movies, music and videos. It's also a first-of-its-kind Android gaming device. With Nexus Player you can play Android games on your HDTV with a gamepad, then keep playing on your phone while you're on the road. Nexus Player is Google Cast Ready so you can cast your favorite entertainment from almost any Chromebook or Android or iOS phone or tablet to your TV."
What do you guys think? Could this be the first TV product to really make it big from Google?
Here's a direct link to Googles landing page for the Nexus Player: Nexus Player Google
Source: Google Blog