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Google Nexus Player - grey - 2014-10-15

so, google today annouced it's new toy for home media - Nexus Player

let's hope it would be XBMC/Kodi compatible Smile

http://www.google.com/nexus/player/

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$99 and $39 the controller.
it will run Android TV.


RE: Google Nexus Player - lrusak - 2014-10-15

That's a pretty nice looking game controller. It's interesting that it is not an ARM processor. So are they porting android to x86 or will it be a new system?

Specs:

Chipset
1.8GHz Quad Core, Intel® Atom™
Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics 2D/3D Engine

Memory
1GB RAM
8GB storage

Ports
18W DC power
HDMI out ([email protected])
Micro-USB 2.0

Wireless
802.11ac 2x2 (MIMO)
Bluetooth 4.1

Weight
235g

Dimensions
120mm x 120mm x 20mm


RE: Google Nexus Player - essential - 2014-10-15

1.8GHz Quad Core, Intel® Atom should be powerful enough to play anything, and I assume we should be able to sideload XBMC for Android easily. If we can get a XBMC launch tile on the mainscreen (which is an issue for the FireTV), I'll have two of these right away. Also wonder how the remote works, IR, RF? ehh ... wifi only kinda sucks.


RE: Google Nexus Player - onizuka - 2014-10-15

Direct competitor to the FireTV. I'm assume the Quad Atom would wipe the floor with FireTV's ARM?

I also assume this is not in the ballpark with Chromebox/NUC Celeron?


RE: Google Nexus Player - kenelbow - 2014-10-15

No word on pricing yet. I would think this would be similar in price to the FireTV though. I think it may be worth checking out if it is priced similarly to the FireTV. I have been relatively pleased with the FireTV thus far, but it is far from perfect.


RE: Google Nexus Player - GoodCode - 2014-10-15

(2014-10-15, 19:15)kenelbow Wrote: No word on pricing yet. I would think this would be similar in price to the FireTV though. I think it may be worth checking out if it is priced similarly to the FireTV. I have been relatively pleased with the FireTV thus far, but it is far from perfect.

Wall street journal says it'll be $99 here

If so I'll take 3 please Big Grin
(assuming Kodi can be side-loaded & put on the main launch screen)


RE: Google Nexus Player - grey - 2014-10-15

yes. $99 and $39 the controller.
it will run Android TV.


RE: Google Nexus Player - channy310 - 2014-10-15

Got my fire TV on pre order here in the UK.... By time this is available for us I may well just be bored of it and snatching up one of these 😛


RE: Google Nexus Player - narvatu - 2014-10-15

only wifi?
No ethernet?

With this processor/graphics, It plays almos everything (1080), but... What kind of games expect to play flawlessly?


RE: Google Nexus Player - 007xico - 2014-10-15

I have a minix 8h but don't like the controller or interface.

My questions are:
will this run Kodi smoothly ?
will it allow to passthrough sound to my av receiver?
with wi fi only, will it play 3d/1080p without problems from my nas?


RE: Google Nexus Player - claydavis - 2014-10-15

Can I stick my external Hardrive on it? Kodi can likely be sideloaded but like the fire TV, using external storage out of box is the key.


RE: Google Nexus Player - lmyllari - 2014-10-15

(2014-10-15, 18:48)lrusak Wrote: So are they porting android to x86 or will it be a new system?
Android has been ported to x86 already.

This might make for a very interesting little OpenELEC box


RE: Google Nexus Player - kenelbow - 2014-10-15

I just saw that it is WiFi only. Kind of a deal breaker for me.


RE: Google Nexus Player - lrusak - 2014-10-15

(2014-10-15, 19:56)lmyllari Wrote:
(2014-10-15, 18:48)lrusak Wrote: So are they porting android to x86 or will it be a new system?
Android has been ported to x86 already.

This might make for a very interesting little OpenELEC box

Yes I think OpenELEC May work on this, but only time will tell until someone actually receives a device. The OpenELEC team always welcomes donations Wink


RE: Google Nexus Player - Matt Devo - 2014-10-15

(2014-10-15, 20:02)kenelbow Wrote: I just saw that it is WiFi only. Kind of a deal breaker for me.

+1