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Maybe the Nexus Player isn’t dead after all (refreshed model hits the FCC)

Google and Asus launched one of the first Android TV devices in late 2014. But after a year and a half on the market, last week it looked like the Nexus Player had reached the end of the road: it was no longer available for purchase from the Google Store or most other retailers. But […]

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Google pulls the plug on the original Nexus Player (Updated)

Google has stopped selling the Nexus Player through the Google Store… which shouldn’t be all that surprising since it’s been more than a year and a half since the Android TV box first went on sale. But what is a little surprising is that Google seems to be pulling the plug on the Nexus Player without […]

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Amazon Prime Video ain’t coming to Chromecast or Apple TV (and Amazon doesn’t want to sell them to you)

Want to stream Amazon Prime Video to your TV? You can buy a Smart TV with the feature baked in or pick up a Roku, Amazon Fire TV, or other supported device. But you can’t use an Apple TV, Google Chromecast, or Google Nexus Player because none of those devices work with Prime Video. Whose […]

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Deals of the Day (9-21-2015)

Amazon’s new Fire TV may be shipping soon, and Google will probably launch a new Chromecast soon. But if you’re looking for an affordable media streamer that you can buy right now, Best Buy is selling the Google Nexus Player for half price. The Nexus Player runs Google’s Android TV software and you can use it […]

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Sling TV brings live, streaming TV to Android TV

Sling TV is an internet video service that lets you stream live and on-demand TV from channels including TNT, TBS, AMC, ESPN, Disney, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, with prices starting at $20 per month. The service launched for select devices earlier this year and subscribers can watch videos using mobile apps for PC or Mac, iOS […]

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Surprise: The Google Nexus Player supports Ethernet (kinda)

The Google Nexus Player’s biggest strength is also it’s second biggest weakness (The first is a lack of available apps, but that could change if developers adopt the platform). The first box to ship with Android TV software is incredibly simple to use. Not only does it have a simple user interface, the box only […]