Nexus Player is the first Android TV box

Alongside today's Lollipop announcement, Google took the wraps off the first Android TV set-top box. Made by ASUS and powered by an Intel CPU, the Nexus Player is shaped like an oversized hockey puck, and comes with a voice control-enabled remote. A Nexus game controller for the device will be sold separately too, and Google describes the Nexus Player as a "first of its kind" Android gaming device, as well as a fully-featured streaming box.

Inside there's a 1.8GHz Intel Atom CPU and a PowerVR GPU, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage. Along with the Nexus 9 tablet it'll be available for pre-order on Oct. 17 and in stores starting November 3, priced $99.

Android TV, announced at this year's Google IO, is the company's latest effort to get into the TV space. For more info, check out our topic page.

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