Google Launches Video Game Console: Nexus Player

Now you can stream music, run apps and play games on Google’s microscopic console: Nexus Player.

Google has long wanted to sneak into the console market. After Nexus Q-blunder, Google is back with a mini console that can be a bit of everything: stream movies, play games and run apps.

The search giant remains undisturbed new bet to the living room, called short and sweet Nexus Player, and is designed by Asus. It will be the first device with Google’s Android TV, an operating system for televisions and set-top boxes.

The actual box is black, round and discreet. The supplied remote control is minimalist performed with only four buttons and a pad. It also houses a microphone for voice operation.

What can it do?

It can be compared with an added a number of features Chromecast. You can stream movies and music from supporting apps like Netflix, Tunein, Plex or Google Play.

But besides Chromecast-skill, contains Nexus Player his own quad-core Intel processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB storage to run apps and games dedicated to the device. ASUS offers a bluetooth controller for the device.

Nexus Player will cost $ 99, or roughly 600.0-crowns, the controller will cost additional $ 39 or approximately 250.0-crowns. The device can only be pre-ordered in the United States in the first place from the 17. October with delivery from the 3. November.

Specifications Nexus Player:

Dimensions: 120 x 120 x 20 mm 235 grams, remote control 37 x 140 x 16 mm
Performance: Intel Atom 1.8 GHz 1 GB RAM Quad-core, PowerVR graphics
Storage: 8 GB
Software: Android TV
Power adapter: 18W, micro-USB
Network: WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1 ac 2 x 2, HDMI output
Moreover: remote control included, built-in microphone.
Price: 99 USD, approximately 600 kr.