Google Nexus Player looks set to launch in the UK for £80

It looks like Google's set-top box is making its way across the pond to bring Android to the big screen

Google's Nexus Player is currently only available in the US, but now it looks like it's making its way across the pond, landing on UK shores on 26 March.

While nothing has been made official, details of the launch leaked on Amazon's UK website, although the page has since been removed.

The Nexus Player is the first fully-fledged Android device built for your TV, differing from the Chromecast by not requiring another device to control it, and having access to the entire collection of the Play Store's apps and games on your TV. 

It will also play nice with Google Cast apps such as Netflix; YouTube and iPlayer. So if you start watching a film or TV show on your phone or tablet on the way home, you'll be able to fling it to your TV when you get in and continue watching.

It's powered by a 1.8GHz quad-core Intel Atom processor, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, and it can also be voice controlled by speaking into the remote, much in the same way as the Amazon Fire TV. 

Throw in a dedicated controller for gaming (no UK price spotted for that so far), and we have ourselves a Google-friendly rival to the Amazon Fire TV.

Keep your eyes peeled to Amazon, or even the Google Play store this Thursday, where it's expected to go on sale for £80.

[Amazon via Engadget]

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