Nexus Player completes voyage across the pond, now available in the UK for £79.99

After only being available in the US, Japan, and Canada, the Nexus Player has made its way into the UK and is now available for purchasing. Priced at £79.99, the Nexus Player is available from the Google Store, Amazon UK, as well as in stores like Argos.

The Nexus Player is the first Android TV box to be released from Google, and it made its debut back at Google I/O 2014. With Android TV you can watch content from Google Play, Netflix, YouTube and others as well as play a variety of Android games. The Nexus Player has been updated to Android 5.1 and has full access to the Google Play Store.

Source: +Nexus; Thanks, Alan

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
16 Comments
  • 80 quid!! Yeah dream on.... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Way too expensive IMO Posted via the Android Central App
  • Anyone know if it comes with any freebies like the Chromecast does? I already have a Chromecast, so for £79 I'm not sure I can justify the Nexus Player, but another free trial of Now TV and Play Music would certainly swing it for me. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm from the colonies but my experience is that most of deals are per account so I wouldn't count on them all stacking.
  • I feared that may be the case. Hmmm. If I didn't already have a Chromecast I'd snap one of these up straight away. But My Chromecast does most of what I want already. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Nope. £80 is too much, considering my chromecast cost £18. Posted via Android Central App
  • ditched my chrome cast and got an Amazon fire hd instead and boom: does everything I want which is watching prime TV, Netflix and Plex Posted via the Android Central App
  • I picked one up today as I'm sick of the way I have to get my phone, open an app, select my chrome cast, then select the media. I like the simple remote control interface of this. I had been considering a Fire TV but I don't really have any intention of paying for Prime as I use Youtube, Netflix and Plex. This suits my needs quite well, and the games are a nice extra. Will see how well supported it is for apps since the platform has the backing of Sony, Philips and Sharp. Managed to sidled 4oD and apart from needing a mouse connected (I used a wireless mouse with a usb adapter on the dongle but you could easily pair a bluetooth mouse) and the menu being sideways, it streams the shows correctly and reasonably well.
  • Really? The nVidia box looks way better and isn't limited to 8gb of storage. Its like Google is intending people not to buy this and hold out on other android TV devices Posted via the Android Central App
  • The Nvidia box is also twice the price. This is also a reference design, the whole point is for OEMs to make their own and improve on it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • You can use YouTube, Netflix and Plex on the FireTV. Posted via the Android Central App
  • And the FireTV is the same price, so considering I have an investment in the Play Store, and not on Amazon, this seemed like a better option for me. Plex has some major issues on Android devices with media freezing, however Kodi seems to work very well which points to a software issue rather than anything hardware related.
  • DOA for the majority due to Amazon Fire TV having been out for ages. Even within the Google market most will stick with their Chromecast. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have both Fire TV and Nexus TV devices. Nexus TV is perfect for YouTube and Google Music but surprisingly lacks optical audio out. And since I have Amazon Prime, I find myself using the Fire TV most of the time. Sadly, I also have found Nexus TV to be pretty buggy at times. Hopefully future releases will fix the issues that keep me from using it more. I also find it funny that the photo they used on this article looks like the thing is covered in dust :-)
  • Would like a bit more power for the price now, considering it is about 6 months old now. Even though the Nvidia one is expensive, it is more attractive to play games etc. If you don't play games, then chromecast may be enough for you anyway
  • Good for the device. Now enhance the app library already and make this a lot more useful. Also let me organize my loaded apps. I hate scrolling to the end for the apps I use the most.