Video: Google Nexus Q is a “social streaming media player”

Ian Hardy

June 27, 2012 12:23pm


Looks like Google is getting ready to unload the first round of new products. Just minutes the Nexus 7 tablet leaked online and now the Nexus Q has surfaced as well. Little is known about this Android accessory, but their branding is being pegged as a “social streaming media player.” According to the description in a Google promo video for the Nexus Q:

“Nexus Q streams your favorite entertainment directly from the cloud to your living room. Just use the Google Play and YouTube apps on your Android phone or tablet to surf an ocean of music, TV, movies and music, and Nexus Q will play it all on the biggest speakers and screen in the house. There are no downloads, no syncing, no running out of space. Just the stuff you love — at home and out loud.”

Video after the break

Source: YouTube
Via: Android Police

  • ns.dev

    They’re also appears to be a white nexus7 in the vid too… another leak about the tab?

  • G

    This sounds like a good idea for people who want a simple approach to social content on your TV.

  • Mark

    A good concept and interesting product. Hopefully it won’t be limited to US customers only for the next 18 months.

  • Ben Myers

    It’s Android Apple TV.

  • Marion

    so…is it kinda like apple tv?

  • Hub

    But will this be available in Canada? My guess? It won’t.

  • Jo

    This is the best product since slice bread, and it is only $299 !! Please bring it to Canada !!

  • Patrick

    This is cool and all, but I wont use it because of the caps imposed ISP (Rogers for me). I don’t have cable at home. I only use Netflix and Zune on my Xbox to watch what I like. For Canadian content I will use Tou.tv, CBC TV, CTV and Global apps on my iPad. So I wont store all of my music on the cloud to stream it after. I prefer to download it once on my device et sync mys device when needed.I don’t want to give Rogers more money. In NB Bell Have no cap. I think I will switch, but had really bad experience with them.

  • sixteen12

    So it does what any SmartTV, Bluray player, Xbox 360, PS3, Apple TV, Boxee, or Roku can and already do…better late than never.

    • Narishma29

      I’m guessing it will do more than most of those by supporting file formats like the Boxee such as MKV and such. The game consoles are completely useless as media centers with their limited file format support.

  • Marion

    I don’t know why people are liking/disliking my last comment..it was a legit question lol

  • Obstacle-Man

    Looks like a wedding DJ replacement. :)

  • Kareem

    Unfortunately it doesn’t look like it’s available in canada :( in the google play store it says it’s not available in my country :(

  • Jr67

    So, since google TV was a complete failure they decided do the AppleTV, but round?

    • Henaway

      If they made it square, Apple would sue for copying their design and pull a Galaxy Tab on their @$$.

      A solid “meh” from me.

  • metoo

    Oh hello, little round AppleTV

  • Chris

    So this only works with stuff in the cloud. That sucks not local content. Would be nice if they integrated something like intel WiDi also. That would be a selling point for me