Google has pulled the Asus-made $99 Nexus Player set-top box from the Google Store. It’s still listed on Google’s Nexus website, but you can’t get the Android TV device from Google’s first-party online retail site, and it’s been disappearing from other online retailers, too.
The product is no longer available online from Asus, Newegg, Sling, Staples, or TigerDirect. And Wal-Mart and Best Buy’s websites say they’ve run out of Nexus Player stock. But it’s still available on some retail sites, a Google spokesperson said. Plus, Google last week released a version of the third developer preview of Android N just for the Nexus Player. But that said, supplies of the gadget are clearly dwindling. (Hat tip to Droid Life for covering the change.)
Last week at Google I/O, Google showed off a new Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV set-top box and said more devices would be coming from RCA, Sharp, and Sony. Google didn’t say the Nexus brand would be used for those systems.
Other set-top boxes that don’t run Android TV — with its support for Android games and streaming content from several providers — include Amazon’s Fire TV, the Roku 3, and the Apple TV.
Last month the Nexus 9 tablet went out of stock on the Google Store.
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