Google/Asus Nexus Player £59.99 inc delivery @ Ebuyer
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Google/Asus Nexus Player £59.99 inc delivery @ Ebuyer

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Found 7th Dec 2015
For those not familiar this is the Chromecasts big brother basically Chromecast meets Apple TV.
It supports casting but also runs Android apps and has a proper remote which supports voice control. A compatible game pad is also available.

This is usually stubbornly stuck at £79.99 with the occasional brief discount. Was briefly in Argos ( and voted hot) at this price recently.

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The Nexus Player console is designed to fit beautifully alongside your current home entertainment setup. Pick from personalised recommendations that appear automatically on your home screen or cast your favourite entertainment apps from your Android or iOS device, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to the TV.

Content syncs across your Android devices allowing you to start a film on your TV and finish it on your tablet in bed. Nexus Player comes with a voice-activated remote, perfect for playing casual games and finding your favourite shows.

Gamepad for Nexus Player (sold separately) is engineered for fine-tuned control of your favourite Android games, offering a console-style experience. Play with friends or find new ones with free multiplayer from Google Play Games. Watch tiny visual details and stunning 3D graphics come to life on your HDTV with Nexus Player.

8GB memory.
1080p.
Video formats:

Netflix.
YouTube.
Rent from the largest selection of HD movies.
Interfaces and connectivity:

HDMI port.
Wi-Fi enabled.
Photo formats:

TIFF.
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looks good, but is it much better than a kindle fire stick for double the price ?
No Ethernet on these which seems a bit daft.
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chrisredmayne

looks good, but is it much better than a kindle fire stick for double the … looks good, but is it much better than a kindle fire stick for double the price ?


I guess it depends really on what you want to do/watch. Amazon prime does not support casting on Chromecast or this and the Amazon stick probably does not support google movies /music. Not sure about YouTube. I also assume you would get a better range of games on this since it has the Google playstore. There is also the voice control if you are into that
cRuNcHiE

No Ethernet on these which seems a bit daft.



You can pick up a micro usb to ethernet adaptor for a few quid that fills that void. Not optimal I admit but it is a valid solution.
What can this do that the chinese versions don't. What is the advantage of these over those ones which retail at around £40 delivered.
angelking

What can this do that the chinese versions don't. What is the advantage … What can this do that the chinese versions don't. What is the advantage of these over those ones which retail at around £40 delivered.




Main advantage would be better support as its a nexus device.

That plus I believe it's one of the only android devices that supports display frequency switching for correct playback of films.

Fire tv doesn't do this (yet)
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angelking

What can this do that the chinese versions don't. What is the advantage … What can this do that the chinese versions don't. What is the advantage of these over those ones which retail at around £40 delivered.


I don't really know the Chinese ones of which you speak but it is probably like comparing a Google Nexus phone to a cheap unbranded chinese handset. they both probably run Android but the Nexus will have Better hardware, much better software, better support, less bugs, software updates and crucially this has an official Google app store with at least 600 apps designed specifically for Android TV. android.com/int…tv/ and supports casting as well.
"If" you only need it for Kodi and Youtube/Vevo/Netflix I'd say a firestick or cheapy chinese android box is sufficient... Nexus just has the glitzy front end and a bit more umph under the bonnet...
Grohller

"If" you only need it for Kodi and Youtube/Vevo/Netflix I'd say a … "If" you only need it for Kodi and Youtube/Vevo/Netflix I'd say a firestick or cheapy chinese android box is sufficient... Nexus just has the glitzy front end and a bit more umph under the bonnet...



​i wouldnt recommend a firestick for kodi. They are way too underpowered from my experience with them. i would go with an android box or even a cheap table and stream to the tv (assuming your tv is smart)
leedsyra

​i wouldnt recommend a firestick for kodi. They are way too underpowered f … ​i wouldnt recommend a firestick for kodi. They are way too underpowered from my experience with them. i would go with an android box or even a cheap table and stream to the tv (assuming your tv is smart)



​never had a problem with firesticks and kodi just put a light build on or just the repositorys you want
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cRuNcHiE

Main advantage would be better support as its a nexus device. That plus I … Main advantage would be better support as its a nexus device. That plus I believe it's one of the only android devices that supports display frequency switching for correct playback of films. Fire tv doesn't do this (yet)




Ah, I had no idea about the frequency switch. I'm running kodi on a pc at the moment but wanted to switch to an Android device but I want it to automatically switch to the correct hz for the film.
Ive got several Android boxes (Running Full beefed up Kodi) and although they seem to work faultlessly - its only when you run the same setup on the Nexus TV device that you become aware of what you are missing out on X)

Is it worth twice the price - hard to say - its all about the individuals budget. Think cars with 2ltr engine compared to a 1.6. Both will get you to your destination - but at speed one is a bit more refined
jason71

I don't really know the Chinese ones of which you speak but it is … I don't really know the Chinese ones of which you speak but it is probably like comparing a Google Nexus phone to a cheap unbranded chinese handset. they both probably run Android but the Nexus will have Better hardware, much better software, better support, less bugs, software updates and crucially this has an official Google app store with at least 600 apps designed specifically for Android TV. https://www.android.com/intl/en_uk/tv/ and supports casting as well.


600 apps?
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