Android TV available in Australia with the Nexus Player

Android TV is coming to Australia — starting with the Nexus Player which will go on sale at JB Hi-Fi and Dick Smith on Tuesday next week for $129. This is the first device in Australia to offer Android TV, which we announced at Google I/O in 2014 as a new platform that puts Android inside televisions and set-top boxes.

Just by speaking to the Nexus Player remote using Voice Search, discover your favourite TV shows, a new movie release on Google Play, or a cooking video on YouTube and watch them on the biggest screen in your house. You can also use the remote, and the separate game controller, to turn your TV and Android games into a gaming console. (And pick up the game on your smartphone where you left off).

Nexus Player, a collaboration with Asus, can also stream movies, music, and videos, and allows you to cast entertainment from almost any Chromebook, Android device or iOS device to your TV.

Posted by Sophie Verow, Product Marketing Manager, Google Australia