If, for whatever reason, you have something against Google Play and didn’t fancy buying a Nexus Player there you’ll be happy to know that it’s headed to more retail destinations. A couple of reports of users being able to buy the device from Walmart stores as early as yesterday have come out, and Newegg is now listing the device on their website for a January 25th release date (that’s just two days from now). One user on Google+ even snapped a quick pic of it on display:
Talk about rollback prices. That clearance sale is a huuuuge deal taking a whopping $.02 off of its retail price.
The Nexus Player is the first Android TV set-top box to launch, giving us an inexpensive vehicle for using Google’s new vision for smart TVs. If you don’t anticipate getting a forthcoming Android TV by Sony or Sharp and want something that can work with any HDTV you have, it’s not a bad buy.
It doesn’t have HDMI pass-through (as noted in our Nexus Player review and our love and hate relationship feature on the thing), but if that’s not an issue for you then be sure to order one if you need something to spruce up your home entertainment center. We’ll be on the lookout to see if it’ll find its way to more popular stores in the days to come.