Remember the Nexus Q? Yeah, we'd rather forget it, too. Google regained its streaming cred with the Chromecast, and now it's looking to offer up another set-top box. The compact Nexus Player will handle streaming, games and run Android apps.
The first device running Google's new Android TV platform will be the Nexus Player, a set-top streaming box made by Google and Asus. The device is being announced today, and it's Google's latest in a very long line of attempts to
Google is taking their next step to take over the world of television with the announcement of their very own Roku-like set-top gizmo, the Nexus Player. Made in collaboration with ASUS, the Nexus Player will be the first device that
Google TV is a sort of IPTV/universal interface hybrid. As well as providing a massive amount of online content for your TV, Google TV combines your cable STB, DVD player, Xbox, TiVo, sound system and just about anything else you have plugged in to your TV. Bringing all of your media forms together and splicing them with the internet gives you a luxuriously hassle-free way to search for entertainment. If you're after a specific movie just put the title in to the search bar and it will scan everything in seconds. You'll get an easy menu of results from your recorded programs, movies saved on your computer, movies available online, movies available on any internet subscriptions (such as Apple TV, Netflix or Zune), YouTube results, Podcast results etc. It's really easy to spot the result you're after as well. You won't be intimidated by a hoard of useless search results crowding your screen as some other IPTV services are wont to do.
The term Internet Protocol Television (IPTV) covers a vast array of products and services but for a simple definition, IPTV is basically any form of video or radio media format that can be streamed across the internet to you on an internet enabled device. More recently IPTV has become more recognised as a paid service, coming in the form of either a one-off payment or via subscription.