Nexus Player finally gets FCC certification, pre-orders expected to resume soon
Last week Google announced the Nexus Player and was quick to make it available for pre-order from the Play Store shortly after the announcement was made. However, just the following day we heard that the search giant was forced to remove it as it lacked FCC approval. It’s unclear how such an important thing as proper certification could have been overlooked by Google, but it doesn’t really matter anymore as everything was since sorted out it seems. Earlier today, the Nexus Player was spotted in the FCC database, which means that the device should soon become available to pre-order one again.
As for its purpose, the Nexus Player is the first Android TV device made available to the public. The Nexus Player consists of a main console, a voice-activated controller and an optional gamepad. Google is asking $99 for the device, plus an extra $39 if you want the gamepad as well. As if it wasn’t cheap enough, the device also comes with $20 worth of Google Play credit for U.S. and Canada residents. The device was originally scheduled to be released on November 3rd and that presumably hasn’t changed regardless of the FCC issue, however the Google Play Store listing is still showing it as being out of stock. We expect this to change in due time, probably as soon as tomorrow.
Aside from the Nexus Player, Google has also added the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9 to the Play Store, with the latter being already available for pre-order. Pre-orders for the Nexus 6 will begin this Thursday, October 23rd and the smartphone is scheduled to hit the shelves early next month. In order to make room for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, Google has removed the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 from the store so from now on you’ll only be able to purchase them from places like Amazon, Best Buy, eBay and the likes.