Google is rolling out an Android 5.1 software update for the Nexus Player TV box. If you have a Nexus Player and haven’t received the update automatically, it should roll out to your device soon. Or you can check out the latest factory images which Google has posted online.
So what’s new in Android 5.1 for Google’s TV box?
Not much really. There aren’t any really big changes to the user interface — Android 5.1 looks a lot like Android 5.0 on the Nexus Player. That shouldn’t be a big surprise since the same could be said about Android 5.1 for smartphones and tablets.
But folks who have already received the update are reporting there are a few new features:
- You can reboot without unplugging the box by choosing “restart” in the Settings -> about section.
- There’s an option to clear the cache
- There are reportedly other tweaks to the settings menus and updates to some Google apps
The update is specifically available for the Google Nexus Player and won’t work with Google’s other Android TV box: the ADT-1 developer kit.