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Google Nexus Player

alaTest has collected and analyzed 493 reviews of Google Nexus Player. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other Media Centers for all reviews. People really like the sound and remote control. The design and price are also mentioned favorably. The connectivity and energy efficiency get critical opinions, and there are mixed views on the durability and size.

usability, price, design, remote control, sound

reliability, energy, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Media Centers the Google Nexus Player is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 95/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: David Katzmaier (cnet.com.au)

Nexus Player (review): Android TV box pushes Google services, lacks apps

 

Like many of Google's products at launch, the Nexus Player, the first consumer device to run Android TV, needs more time to develop. Streaming device platforms get better with age (well, usually) and I'm sure Android TV will mature in the coming months...

The Google Nexus Player Android TV streaming box offers good conversational voice search from the included physical remote. If you use your smartphone or tablet to Cast compatible apps, it provides access to most important services. It delivers Android...

At launch, native app selection is abysmal compared with that of Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. The interface seems designed to push users toward Google's media services, and voice search doesn't yet include major third-party apps like Netflix or...

Until it receives a major infusion of native apps and developer support, and better integrates non-Google services, the Nexus Player with Android TV offers no compelling upgrade over other streaming devices.

Nov, 2014

Expert review by: Jared Newman (arnnet.com.au)

Nexus Player review: Google's third attempt at TV is a fine first draft

 

It didn't take long for Google's Nexus Player to realize I was hooked on the Food Network.

Either that, or you're really into the Food Network.

Nov, 2014