Google Nexus Player Specifications, Release Dates & Box Contents

Google Nexus Player is Google’s equivalent of Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and ROKU 3, which are devices the deliver media content from the Internet to your TV.

The Nexus Player is manufactured by Asus.  It allows you to watch programmes and movies, play games and use apps on your TV.  The Nexus Player console has Android installed into the device so runs as a standalone player connected to the TV.

The Nexus Player also allows to cast your favorite entertainment apps from your Android or iOS device, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to the TV, in similar fashion as the Google Chromecast.


The Nexus player comes with a remote control, which has a built in microphone similar to the Amazon Fire TV, allowing you to use voice search.

The Nexus Player also has a gamepad available for playing games.  The gamepad does not come with the Nexus Player and has to be bought separately.

By the looks of the specifications below that Google have announced the Nexus Player does not come with a HDMI Cable. 


The success of the Nexus Player will come down to the content availability, which will be determined by the number of dedicated apps.  At the moment Google have announced a small range of apps, which includes YouTube and Netflix.  Apart from these there is nothing that really catches the eye so far but I am sure more will emerge. 

There will also need to be a good variety of dedicated games for the Nexus Player.  So far no games have been announced

Google Nexus Player Specifications

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 (1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz)
Micro-USB 2.0
Connectivity 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)
Bluetooth 4.1
Weight 235g
Size 120mm x 120mm x 20mm
Remote 2 AAA batteries (included in box)
Bluetooth Smart
40g (excluding batteries)
37mm x 140mm x 16mm

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