Along with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google today unveiled the Nexus Player, the company’s official Android TV set-top box made by ASUS. The device, being the first Android TV hardware on the market, will be available for preorder later this month alongside the Nexus 9.
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While Google has long been trying to get some screen space on our televisions, its previous set-top box offerings have been nothing more than disappointing. The Chromecast has been a successful project, but Android TV is going to change the game and that begins with the Nexus Player.
The device ships with a remote not too different from the one that comes with the Amazon Fire TV, letting you do voice searches right from the couch. Google is also going to separately sell a gaming controller, which looks like a marriage between those for Xbox and Wii U.