Google Nexus Player Overview Updated March 22, 2018

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October 2014 - March 2018

Along with the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google unveiled the Nexus Player in October of 2014. It became the company’s official Android TV set-top box made by ASUS, and showcased what Google intended for the platform. It was the first Android TV hardware on the market, and it went on sale alongside Google’s 2014 Nexus flagships the Nexus 9 and the Nexus 6.

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, Apple TV, and similar devices.

Nexus Player Stories March 22, 2018

Google’s Nexus Player Android TV has finally died with confirmation it won’t get Android P

It’s been almost two years since Google’s Nexus Player was discontinued, but the device has been kept alive as a trusty Android TV with the latest the platform has to offer. Today, however, the original Android TV set-top box officially dies…

Nexus Player Stories November 15, 2017

The 3-year-old Nexus Player is being upgraded with Google Assistant

Google Assistant’s arrival on Android TV definitely has fans of the platform excited, but its rollout has definitely been a little slower than we had hoped. So far, it’s been limited to just a handful of devices, but now it’s expanding to the original Android TV device — Google’s Nexus Player.

Nexus Player Stories June 3, 2016


It was just a few days ago that it seemed the Nexus Player had been discontinued, but now it looks like a slightly modified version of the device could be on its way. It doesn’t seem likely to be a “second generation” Nexus Player, but the device’s FCC listing has just received some minor updates — almost two years after it first launched…

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Nexus Player Stories May 24, 2016


The Nexus Player is the latest product to be removed from the Google Store and was the remaining device from the 2014 Nexus lineup that included the Nexus 6 and 9. In a statement to The Verge, Google says the Android TV set top box is still available from some retailers.

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Nexus Player Stories May 17, 2016


New televisions and boxes running Android TV have been released throughout the year and Android N will add new features like a picture-in-picture mode. Google I/O tomorrow might see more announcements including ‘new Nexus Players’, but until then ESPN is launching a new app that will allow subscribers to stream live sporting events.

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Nexus Player Stories March 9, 2016


In a surprise move, Google announced today (as we told you earlier this morning) that the Android N developer preview is available for download. The simplest route is through the yet-to-be launched Android Beta Program, but as usual Google has also posted the factory images.

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