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Google stops selling Nexus Player streaming device

Google has stopped selling the Nexus Player, the first set-top box to run Android TV.

The Nexus Player is still available from third parties, but Google will no longer sell it from its official online store.

Introduced in 2014 the device can stream video from Netflix, YouTube, Sky News and a range of other services.

The Nexus Player comes with a 1.8 GHz Quad Core, Intel Atom processor 802.11ac capabilities and an HDMI output. The hockey-puck like box required a TV with Wi-Fi connectivity. 

As well as streaming, the box could also play Android games from a user's phone on the big screen.

The device is manufactured by Asus and comes with a voice controlled remote. "Nexus Player comes with a voice-activated remote, perfect for playing casual games and finding your favourite shows," Google's webpage describing the device reads.

Additional gaming peripherals were also created for the device. A "precision gamepad" for the Nexus Player was sold to allow players to game without using their mobile phones.

Despite Google no-longer selling the Nexus Player, Android TV isn't going anywhere. The system can be built into smart TVs or accessed through set-top boxes. 

Android TV allows for apps and games to be downloaded and viewed on a TV.

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