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.