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Discussion in 'Nexus Player' started by Rob, Oct 17, 2014.


Were you able to purchase a Nexus Player?

Poll closed Nov 26, 2014.

    7 vote(s)
  2. No, it keeps saying "we are out of inventory"

    0 vote(s)
  3. No, it says "US only"

    2 vote(s)
  4. No... because I don't want one

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  1. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
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  2. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
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    The URL on Play Store went live but it's showing no inventory available for me. Others are seeing US only (but I'm in US).

    Has anyone been able to order? If so let us know, share a screenshot, and keep us updated!
  3. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
    Phandroid Staff Thread Starter

    I was able to snag 2 Nexus Players and 2 Gamepads. I didn't want to wait and risk them going out of stock... we all know how quickly that can happen. Here is my delivery status showing in Google Play Store.

    Screen Shot 2014-10-17 at 2.12.10 PM.jpg

  4. palmtree5

    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter!

    I'm seeing a preorder button that takes me to the Play Store page that shows a "Add to cart - $99.00" button
  5. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    Yeah, out of stock so I haven't tried yet. But soon...very soon...:D
  6. El Presidente

    El Presidente Beware The Milky Pirate!
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    US only at the moment so I'm out of luck. :(

    Judging by how long it took them to launch chromecast over here, I think I'll be waiting a while.
  7. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I'm in China, so that's very much it for a Nexus Player for me. Could one run a VPN on one of these things? - with Google being banned in the PRC, like I do with my regular Androids.
  8. palmtree5

    palmtree5 Sunny Vacation Supporter!

    Well it's apparently not even passed FCC certification yet...
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  9. galfert

    galfert Newbie

    I got my order in yesterday. Got email confirmation that it ships in 3 to 4 weeks. Hope that the FCC thing doesn't delay it more than that.
  10. marctronixx


    Console only pre-order back up currently....
  11. mgdeftones

    mgdeftones Newbie

    I was able to order one yesterday, but it said I wouldn't be charged until it ships. I got charged today, but status doesn't show shipped. Anyone else get charged already? Is it possible they are shipping much earlier than anticipated?
  12. renegad3

    renegad3 Well-Known Member

    I didnt get shipping info yet, however my status has changed. Previously said 3-4 weeks.
    Ordered launch day (Oct. 17) before it was taken offline pending FCC cert.

    Nexus Player
    Leaves warehouse on

    Gamepad for Nexus Player
    Leaves warehouse on
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  13. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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  14. steve

    steve Developer

    Earlier yesterday I checked on this and it said that it ships on the 14th. Updated last night and now is on it's way today. It actually will be here today!

    That's a lot faster than I expected and gives me hope to see my Nexus 6 ship before the 21st! :)


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  15. john30308

    john30308 Well-Known Member

    No shipping notice but it dinged my credit card yesterday for the order placed weeks ago so it must be close.
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  16. The_Chief

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    I hope then, for all our sakes, that the reviews are wrong and this device will thrill us :)
  17. renegad3

    renegad3 Well-Known Member

    Mine has shipped (got tracking info), changed from leaving warehouse on the 14th to shipped, set to arrive on Tuesday 11/11/14 now.

    Also already got code for my $20 play store credit, and added it to my account.
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  18. The_Chief

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    SHIPPED - I should have mine today or tomorrow :)
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  19. GeoUSA

    GeoUSA Android Enthusiast

    The Player was packaged exceptionally well. In comparison the ASUS game controller that arrived in the same shipping box, looked to have been packaged by grade schoolers.

    I have it connected and setup went smoothly. I need to begin testing the capabilities of it. Anyone know if this can interface with and possibly control any DVRs?
  20. marctronixx


    The two controllers I purchased showed up packed extremely well. Over packed.

    Now if I only had the two consoles I ordered to ship I could take them out of the packaging...
  21. The_Chief

    The_Chief Accept no imitations!
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    GOT IT!

    And I have to agree: the packaging is quite impressive. I'm hoping to replace my aging Sony NSZ-GS7 Internet Player with Google TV (Android 3.2 I think) but the Nexus Player absolutely, must must MUST have Amazon Prime Instant Video on it or installable... or all bets are off with the Darling Bride.

    Is anyone here able to confirm that the Nexus Player is, in fact, compatible and plays nice with Amazon?

    EDIT: I have it all installed and running and I can confirm...

    Amazon Instant Video is NOT supported :mad:

    So guess what? The old Google TV stays around on its own, separate input just for Amazon... while the Nexus Player has ANOTHER input for Netflix or Google Movies (for which we have the included $20 credit and nothing else).

    Another HUGE learning curve for the technologically-declined Darling Bride :(
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  22. SamuraiBigEd

    SamuraiBigEd Under paid Sasquatch!

    I got mine about a month ago and I'm loving it! Tempted to move it to my bedroom and put my Samsung BluRay in the living room for the kids.

    Or maybe a new one just for me!:D
  23. ludist210

    ludist210 Android Enthusiast

    My wife and I cut cable last month and picked one up...then returned it because of an error (something Google couldn't figure out). Netflix and Google Play would not play videos. At all.

    So we got a second one and I sniffed out the HDCP problem (a crappy HDMI switch hooked up to the other port, so I just disconnected it)...then returned it because something was wrong with the hardware. Audio would play and then shut off for a few seconds (yet the track would keep playing) and once it kicked back on, it was where it should have been had the audio not quit. Video playback did the same thing, but also froze the video.

    So I got a third one, and this one seems to work. (In all likelihood, the first one probably worked just fine, but Google told me to take it back to Best Buy and try a new one.) A little disappointed with the lack of apps on the stock OS, but I'm sure more are coming (and I can sideload some if I need to, I'm sure).

    Once the Sling TV app is ready to go, I'll be a very happy camper.

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