Google has officially launched its new Nexus player at $79 in UK, bringing the live Android experience to your TV's. It can be ordered from Argos for now, but we hope to see many other stores soon. It will also support apps and games, from the Play store, of course. The Asus built-Nexus player comes with wireless remote and a Game-pad, built to deliver you the best and 'responsive' experience. The Nexus remote can be voice-controlled, giving you lesser time to mingle with it and search through wide array of channels and apps soon. The Game-pad is sold separately and is 'finely tuned' and 'precise' for your Android games. The console uses 802.11ac (MIMO) which allow higher data speeds, giving a pleasant and smooth Android TV experience, unlike the Chromecast, which was a bit slow. The console packs in a 1.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Atom processor, 1 GB RAM and 8 GB of storage space. Capable of HDMI out, at a full 1080p HD resolution (at 60Hz). The HD along with a better WiFi is supposed to make the streaming much quicker than the Chromecast. Moreover, it also boasts an Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics which makes the gaming experience impressive. The Nexus player uses USB 2.0 rather than the 3.0 (Type-C) but that is not going to be an issue here.
The Nexus Player is also capable of Google Cast, by which you can directly 'cast' your favorite entertainment apps from your Android or iOS device, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to the TV. To sum up, the Google Nexus Player is a great device capable of seamless streaming, gaming and 'casting' which makes your TV turn into a SmartTV in no time. The console is priced at $79 at UK currently but the cost of its un-tethered game controller is high at a whooping $34.99, that too which can only play the Android games. Apart from that, the Nexus Player is great and an absolutely beautiful piece of tech.