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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

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Engadget Review

The Nexus Player is a great, if imperfect, introductory showcase for Android TV. It doesn't have an Ethernet port and suffers from a few bugs, but Android TV's simple interface, intelligent voice search and Google Cast abilities more than make up for it.

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Pros
  • Voice search is simple and intuitive
  • Simple card-based interface
  • Google Cast gives it Chromecast-like features
Cons
  • Limited storage
  • Search results are limited to Google-related content sources
  • Buggy software
  • Chintzy remote
  • No Ethernet port

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Critic Reviews 7

70
 
Average User Score
User Reviews 3
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Specs

Key Specs

Type
Audio / video player
Video services
Netflix, Youtube, Other
Video outputs
HDMI
Audio outputs
Via HDMI
WiFi
Yes
Type
Video services
Video outputs
Audio outputs
WiFi
Audio / video player
Netflix, Youtube, Other
HDMI
Via HDMI
Yes

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79 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
79

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

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79
 

User Reviews

70
stalky14
I got this mostly for Android gaming on a TV and as a second device to cast...read more
80
brett
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
60
knowmycars
This device is clearly incomplete. Android TV will be great someday assuming...read more
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