Google will Launch a Streaming Player of Its Own – The Nexus Q

Posted Fri Jun 29, 2012 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

It's not a Google TV device, but it is less useful and more expensive. So there's that.

Third party developers have been announcing quite a few Google TV Blu-ray players, set-top boxes and, well, TVs over the last few months, but Google is finally getting in the game on its own with the Nexus Q. Finally stepping into the Google TV game – wait, what? Oh, apparently it's not a Google TV device at all, but something else entirely.

The Nexus Q can play videos and music from your Android devices as well as stream from online sources. It offers the ability to rent and buy movies from Google Play or stream from YouTube. The main feature seems to be that you and your Android phone using friends can all make playlists for your party.

If you're one of those folks annoyed that the Boxee Box won't fit nicely in your home theater, you're going to hate this one. It's a sphere. It's a sphere with a bright, color changing light.

It doesn't seem to do a whole lot, really. But if you want one, you can pick it up for $299 when it ships in mid-July.

Source: eCoustics

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