From its original price tag of $100, the Nexus Player now sells for $50. The smart TV gizmo is on sale at Best Buy.
The Nexus Player is a palm-sized, circular, Android TV device that connects to the user's TV over HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface). It provides convenient access to apps like Netflix, Pandora and Plex. It also connects to Google's media services such as Play Movies, Music and TV, as well as YouTube.
Other entertainment apps compatible with the device include PBS Kids, Food Network, UVideos, Bloomberg TV, Crackle, HuffPost Live, Red Bull TV, AOL On, DramaFever, Pluto, Daily Motion and Madefire Motion Books & Comics. Music apps include TuneIn, iHeartRadio, Vevo, Pandora and MusiXmatch.
Running on Android TV, the Nexus Player also supports Google Cast, which means that any app that can be streamed via Chromecast can also be streamed via the Nexus Player.
The Nexus Player also has a gaming feature, but the function is completely secondary, and buyers will have to purchase a controller separately.
While the Nexus Player is not as thrilling as the newly unveiled Apple TV, the circular device comes with a much more affordable price tag, most especially with the recent price cut.
It is also comparable to Amazon's Fire TV which sells for $99. While Nexus promotes the Play Store, Fire TV displays a diverse array of Amazon products.
Included in the product package are the sleek and streamlined console, the elegant remote with voice search, the adapter, power plug and manual.
The good news about the device is that its compatible with the much awaited Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Android Marshmallow is a huge upgrade that focuses largely on bug fixes. The upcoming operating system concentrates on six areas: app permissions, web experience, app links, mobile payments, fingerprint support, and power and charging.
To install Android Marshmallow on a Nexus Player, you may follow these steps.