After being made available to pre-order by Amazon U.K. earlier this week, Google’s Nexus Player is now available for purchase direct from its new Google Store — more five months after it made its initial debut in the U.S.
The device is priced at £79 (approx. $118) with free shipping, and as I write this, orders leave the warehouse in 1-2 business days, Google says. That price includes the Nexus Player itself (of course) as well as the remote with voice search, and a power adapter.
Just like U.S. customers, Brits will have to buy the Nexus Player’s official controller separately if they wish to play games on their device. That’s priced at £34.99 (approx. $52) and also comes with free shipping, and two AA batteries to get you started.
The Nexus Player is Google’s first set-top box powered by the new Android TV platform, which provides access not only to services like Netflix, YouTube, Play Movies, and Play Music, but also a whole host of other Android apps and games.
The device is powered by a 1.8GHz Intel Atom processor and PowerVR series 6 graphics, plus 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. It also boasts Bluetooth 4.1 connectivity, 802.11ac MIMO Wi-Fi, and micro-USB and HDMI ports.