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Google Nexus Player review

The Google #nexus Player is another set-top box like devices. In a pretty small factor case and with a remote, it  will allow you (among other things) to use #kodi in order to play your favorite media content. Let’s see what our friends at Engadget thought about it.

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Google has been trying to get into the living room for a long time, but it hasn’t always worked out. The Google TV platform it launched four years ago never really took off and the curiously shaped Nexus Q was so beleaguered by its limited functions and high price that it didn’t stand a chance. Last year, however, Google finally managed to get a taste of success with the Chromecast, an inexpensive video-streaming dongle that was so simple it eschewed the need for a remote control or dedicated UI. Almost too simple, some would say — you still need another device lying around to cast content to it and the lack of a UI means it’s not quite as user-friendly as a Roku or an Apple TV.

Curated from [Google Nexus Player review: a strong, but flawed, introduction to Android TV](http://www.engadget.com/2014/11/03/google-nexus-player-review/)