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Google’s New Nexus Player Is Now Approved by the FCC

by Killian Bell | October 19, 2014October 19, 2014 10:00 am PST

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Nexus Player pre-orders may not be delayed after all now that the device has been officially approved by the FCC. The news comes just hours after Google was forced to stop taking orders through Google Play.

Google opened Nexus Player pre-orders on Friday after officially announcing the device alongside the Nexus 6 and the Nexus 9. However, it hadn’t actually been approved by the FCC at the time — even though Google had submitted it, according to numerous reports.

The search giant was then forced to pull pre-orders on Saturday because the Nexus Player couldn’t legally be sold in the United States. Fortunately for those who managed to get their order in early — and those who were hoping to bag a Nexus Player in November — the FCC just gave the $99 device a thumbs-up.

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The change isn’t yet reflected on Google Play — you still can’t order a Nexus Player for now — but we expect the store to be updated later on today, or early tomorrow morning.

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Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...

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