Google Nexus Player


mclld

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I am happy with my Fire TV but if this will run XBMC as good as it does I will sell my Fire TV since this has Chromecasting built in
 

Farplaner

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Edit: Just realized this is WiFi only (no ethernet)... Google whyyyyyy
 
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mel823

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Well, I have a Roku 3, Chromecast, and AppleTV. Why not add one more to the collection?
 

l3uddz

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I might grab this, it needs to run xbmc tho. Been looking at a droidplayer which looks decent, but will grab this if reviews are good and it runs xbmc. Can finally retire the ps3 as dlna media player.
 

balamw

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Edit: Just realized this is WiFi only (no ethernet)... Google whyyyyyy
Yeah, that's the one thing stopping me from making this an instant buy.

If I've got a device hardwired to the TV already, I don't want to waste precious wireless bandwidth for watching video online that could just as well stay on the wires.

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mclld

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Well probably because it is also a gaming device, have you not noticed the size of some of these games?
 

ImNoSuperMan

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Not really interested in it. If I end up getting an android streamer it'd be chromecast simply because it costs practically nothing. Even that would probably end up being a waste as Google has hardcoded it's own DNS into chromecast (which makes it a PITA for users outside USA to access US netflix using services like unblock-us).

But this announcement does give me hope that an updated :apple:TV with an appstore is possibly on the cards tommorrow. Fingers crossed. :)