So this announcement took place a couple of days ago, but since some of you might have missed it then I decided to still post this. Google has revealed their own micro-console. Titled Nexus, the Android-powered device will allow users to watch their favorite shows and listen to some music, but it’ll also let them play some video games, since the Nexus Player supports a controller.
So what do we know about the set-top box so far? It has voice search, it’s remarkably small (like most of these devices tend to be) and as I mentioned above, the Nexus Player supports a gamepad for playing Android games. The gamepad is sold separately for $40 and as you can see on the picture above, it features the same set of buttons we’ve seen in most gaming controllers. Some of the apps the player supports include Netflix, YouTube, Hulu Plus, Crackle, iHeart Radio, Vevo, Pandora and Plex, among many other video and audio services.
The Nexus Player will be out in the US on November 3th and it’ll cost $99. The device is expected to come out in the UK as well, but a precise release date and pricing haven’t been revealed yet. Below you’ll find the specifications, in case you want to know some of the technical aspects of the Nexus.
1.8GHz Quad Core, Intel® Atom™
802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)
Remote with voice search
2 AAA batteries
Warranty, Safety and Regulatory booklet
TV with HDMI input & HDMI cable
Internet connectivity (Wi-Fi only)