Android Gaming for 2015 – The Nexus Player

December 16, 2014 •


For many people, playing games, watching videos and any other number of other daily activities are all done on an Android phone or tablet. However, as nice as the Android system is for playing a quick game of Angry Birds or watching a Youtube video, the screen size may not be the perfect option for watching a feature length movie or playing a long, complicated game. Luckily, the Nexus Player system allows you to do nearly anything you would do on an Android phone or tablet on your full-size television, plus some.

The Nexus Player features a sleek, disc-shaped design. It connects your Android-powered smartphone or tablet with your television. The Nexus Player simply plugs into your TV via HDMI, and with your Android device in the palm of your hand, you have the ability to screencast nearly anything you have on it, including entertainment apps. The Nexus Player also works by connecting your iOS device, Mac or Windows laptop, or Chromebook to the TV.



  • 1.8GHz Quad Core Intel processor
  • 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO)
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB of storage
  • Imagination PowerVR Series 6 graphics
  • 1080p video streaming
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth

Additional Features:

  • Start a movie on your TV and finish it in bed by syncing your Nexus Player to your Android devices
  • Use voice search to find content easily
  • Personalize content recommendations
  • Gamepad controller for more fine-tuned control of your gaming sold separately

In additon to screencasting you favorite Android games to the big screen, the Nexus Player also gives you the capability to stream all of your favorite Netflix, Amazon or Hulu content.

However, the Nexus Player is especially exciting for gamers, as it truly does bring Android gaming into the limelight. Better games are arriving for Android every day and time will tell if the Nexus Player will play a part in turning 2015 into “the Year of Android Gaming.”