Nexus Player shows up at Staples Canada


  • stevedion

    I’ll probably be picking one up with a coupon code of some sort. Save on high Play store shipping costs. Also I can easily return it if i don’t like it.

  • Jason van de Laar

    I am still happy with my Chromecast for media streaming and I have an Xbox 360 and OUYA for gaming but I think this will be a excellent buy for consumers buying there first streaming media device. I haven’t tried gaming from my tablet to my 32″ TV using the Chromecast yet but i suspect there would be some latency issues.

  • YJK

    Amiko A3 has it all + a satellite receiver based on Android OS.

  • AppleBerrySandwich

    Will it run XBMC?

    • Adrian Le Coyte

      Yes. It will run XBMC (Kodi)

    • Many99

      yes, use Android x86.

    • KiwiBri

      yes, and runs it well

  • Clinton

    I purchased one direct from Google play and I haven’t been impressed. The box doesn’t have an Ethernet port and the supported apps in the play store is terrible. I have tried using the Plex app for local content, but it doesn’t play well. I will have to take a look at loading XBMC.

    • KiwiBri

      XBMC is great on this. Plex has been good for us so far too.

  • E. R

    Aye will use the 10% family and friends coupon on Fri/Sat, but it seems that its OOS (out of stock) online and its not even sold in stores. Bleh 🙁

  • flsh

    I have had one almost since launch and love it. Only problem is you have to either stream your content on to it (plex works but is far from ready for the device cause it doesn’t stream 1080 perfectly) or you have to root it in order to mount external drives with an OTA cable in order to hook in usb devices. So IF and when you are willing to do that only then does it really become a great device. I know its a lot to do but the latest build of xbmc x86 runs almost flawlessly for me. I installed es explorer on it so that I can send movies over to the hard drive from my computer through wifi and let xbmc do the rest. I haven’t ever come upon a box this cheap that I have actually used to replace my HTPC but this one won’t be going anywhere anytime soon.

  • KiwiBri

    Sold the Apple TV2 and used the profits to buy this back in October. Plays Plex, Netflix (with blockless support) and YouTube great. Thats all I need. Updated look of Netflix is much better than on ATV2.
    Oh, and XBMC with IPTV plug ins fully installed. Only used that once but works well.

  • Philosoraptor

    Meh, after using the Roku for almost two years and trying a multitude of Android solutions, I’ve gone back to a proper Windows 8.1 HTPC thanks to the Zotac Zbox Pico. Sure, it’s twice the cost of this, but it does everything. I’m currently using Plex for Home Theatre and the Modern UX Netflix app. Plus, I can use whatever browser I want to stream whatever I want (and since it’s running Windows 8.1, you can throw XBMC or whatever else you prefer on it). And with Intel announcing a similar product for ~$150, there will be a price war soon enough.

    • Andrew_notPorC

      Doesn’t a Windows 8.1 license cost more than this device?

    • dirtykimchi

      Most of these pico PC units use ‘Microsoft Windows 8.1 with Bing’ which is free (no license fee) for these ‘low-cost’ platforms.

    • Philosoraptor

      No, this is what Microsoft calls “Windows 8.1 with Bing”, which is either free or next to free for OEMs for use on entry-level devices such as small tablets, netbooks, or net-tops. I paid $225 for the Zbox Pico before taxes.

  • Brian Fruity Rooty

    Can I run this on the awesomeness of wind AWS? No better carrier out there!

    • Yeah, you trying to act like me is clearly going to influence others.

    • Brian Fruity Rooty

      I am not you. mr mask wearer! I am the real deal come to the face book page and see me at work! yes I callit work to keep all the rogers stooges from posting!

    • What facebook page? I use twitter, but yes I do frequent that page too. You don’t even post there because something odd has occurred, which is entirely your fault, poser.

    • You do know that it does not take a damn sim card right?