Google Nexus Player

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by mclld, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. mclld, Oct 15, 2014
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  2. nfl46 macrumors 603

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    It's only $99...not bad! I'm probably going to order one.
     
  3. mclld thread starter macrumors 68000

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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
     
  4. Farplaner, Oct 15, 2014
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    Edit: Just realized this is WiFi only (no ethernet)... Google whyyyyyy
     
  5. mel823 macrumors 6502

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    Well, I have a Roku 3, Chromecast, and AppleTV. Why not add one more to the collection?
     
  6. l3uddz macrumors 6502

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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.
     
  7. balamw Moderator

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    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.

    B
     
  8. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    So that's why Amazon dropped it's Fire TV down to $84 several days ago.
     
  9. mrex macrumors 68020

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    why do you need more storage with this device?? i have minix neo x8h with 16gb and almost "all" is empty..
     
  10. mclld thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well probably because it is also a gaming device, have you not noticed the size of some of these games?
     
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  12. ImNoSuperMan macrumors 65816

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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. :)
     
  13. phillytim macrumors 6502a

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    Will it have the Chrome web browser built into the Player?
     

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