Google has removed the listing of the Nexus Player from the Google Store. The Android TV device was launched in October 2014.
Major third-party retailers such as Best Buy had stopped selling the Nexus Player few months ago. Google had replenished its stock in April but it was reportedly done to clear its remaining units. Even though the Nexus Player product page is still accessible, it is no longer listed on Google Store.
A spokesperson has revealed to The Verge that the Nexus Player will continue to sell on some retail sites. It indicates that Google has no plans to restock Nexus Player units on its store.
The Nexus Player set-top box that was manufactured by Asus was launched with Android 5.0 Lollipop OS preinstalled with a price tag of $99. It came with a Bluetooth enabled remote control and an optional gamepad controller worth $39.99.
The Nexus Player allowed users to access various services of Google’s ecosystem such as YouTube, Play Store and Play Music. It includes an Intel Atom quad-core processor that clocks at 1.84 GHz and IMG PowerVR Series 6 graphics along with 1 GB of RAM.
It features an internal storage of 8 GB. There is no external storage on the device. Users can stream videos by using its Wi-Fi connection feature. The voice search feature allowed users to search for desired multimedia content through voice commands. Alternatively, users can search for their favorite content by typing on the on-screen keyboard or by using a Bluetooth keyboard.
Even though Google has stopped selling Nexus Player, it is one of the few Nexus branded devices that can be upgraded to developer preview version of Android N. At present, the Nvidia Shield box remains the only Android TV product that can be purchased from Google. As of this writing, there is no confirmation on whether Google will be introducing a successor for Nexus Player.