Google announces the Nexus Player specs and release date

After announcing the Nexus 6 phone and the Nexus 9 tablet, Google went further and revealed their new console, the Nexus Player, as well as its specs and the date that pre-orders begin at.

The Nexus Player, according to Google, allows its users to watch their favorite shows or to play Android games on their TV screens. Apps such as Netflix, YouTube or Hulu are available on Nexus Player. Through Google Cast, you can cast your entertainment apps from an Android or iOS phone/tablet, from a Mac or Windows laptop or Chromebook to the TV as well. Furthermore, you can sync your contact across multiple Android devices, so that if you start a watching a movie on your TV, you can continue watching it from where you left off on tablet or on a smartphone if you need to.

Google promises that “stunning 3D graphics come to life” on the Nexus Player. You will be able to play Android games with your friends through free multiplayer across Google Play titles. According to Google, you can also track your progress and earn achievements across your Android devices. The Nexus Player comes with a voice activated remote control that you can use to play casual games or to find your favorite shows. If you want to take Android gaming to a different level, you can purchase the dedicated Asus gamepad separately and get fine-tuned control of your games.

The Nexus Player comes with a  1.8GHz Quad Core, Intel® Atom™ chipset, and with the Imagination PowerVR Series 6 Graphics Engine. It has 1GB of RAM and 8 GB storage space. It has an 18W DC power port, an HDMI out (1920×1080/60Hz) port an a Micros USB 2.0 port. It supports wi-fi and Bluetooth, and it weighs 235 grams. The dimensions of the Nexus Player are 120mmx120mmx20mm. Google’s console will be available for pre-order starting October 17. For more details and images of the Nexus Player, you can check the official page.