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Amazon has reduced the price of the Google Nexus Player to $64.78 from the regular price tag of $99. While the original pricing of the Google Nexus Player was reasonable, the price cut of $35 will likely attract more buyers as it's now one of the cheapest Android TV consoles available.

Amazon’s listing for the Google Nexus Player shows that the retail giant is also offering its two-day free shipping service for Amazon Prime customers. According to Android Police, the new sale on the Nexus Player on Amazon does not seem to be a limited-time offer. In the recent past, Google had lowered the price of the Nexus Player by $20 on the Google Play Store.

GSM Arena speculates the recent price cut may be an effort by Google to sell more units of the Nexus Android TV console, or the company want to roll out a successor model for the Asus Nexus Player in the near future. As of this witting, there is no confirmation on the next-generation Nexus Player model from Google.

Nexus Player is the first Android TV product to be released by Google. This is not the same thing as Google TV, but it's similar. By connecting the Nexus player to the TV using an HDMI cable, users can enjoy a full TV user interface that offers features like favorite streaming services, Google Play, games and Google cast.

The Nexus Player is powered by an Intel Atom CPU that delivers a clock-in speed of 1.8 GHz. It is supported by 1 GB of RAM and comes with native storage of 8 GB. With this device, users also get a smart remote that supports voice search, providing freedom from the hassles of maneuvering difficult on-screen TV keyboards, claims Droid Life.

Android Police claims that the Nexus Player is supported by the Android M Developer Preview. Installation of Android M will bring features like Bluetooth A2DP audio streaming and USB external hard drive storage support. And Google has officially rolled out the most recent Android 5.1.1 Lollipop update for the Nexus Player. Its factory image with build number LMY47V is available with Google.