Google’s Nexus Player has been a U.S. exclusive since it made its debut last fall, but those in the U.K. finally have the opportunity to pre-order one ahead of its official launch next week, thanks to Amazon.
The device is priced at £79.99 (approx. $119) with free delivery — whether you’re a Prime subscriber or not — and is set to make its debut next Thursday, March 26. Those who pre-order should get the device delivered on launch day, or within a couple of days at the latest.
Like the Chromecast, the Nexus Player has Google Cast capabilities that allow you to stream video, audio, and images from Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows devices — but it does so much more than that. Powered by Android TV, it also runs dedicated apps and games, and can be paired with Google’s £50 Nexus Player gamepad.
Nexus Player also has a microphone built into its remote that allows users to search for movies, TV shows, and more by voice — just like on the Amazon Fire TV, which happens to be exactly the same price in the U.K.
Bear in mind, however, that this is a pre-order price and it could change ahead of the Nexus Player’s official debut. If it drops after you’ve made your pre-order, you will automatically be charged the lowest price with Amazon’s pre-order Price Guarantee.