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It looks like Google is about to bring its Nexus Player streaming box to some online and brick-and-mortar retailers within the next few days: The Nexus Player as well as the optional Nexus Player gamepad, both of which are being manufactured by Asus, started to appear on Newegg’s website. The online electronics retailer still lists both as unavailable, with a release date of January 25.
Newegg will sell the Nexus Player for $99.99, and the gamepad for $39.99, which is what Google is charging customers on Google Play as well. But it looks like Newegg won’t be the only retailer to sell the Android TV streaming box: On Reddit, two users are reporting that they have seen the device at their local Walmart. The Walmart website doesn’t list the player just yet, but it’s likely that it will make an appearance there within the next few days as well.
Google officially announced the Nexus Player in October, and started selling it through Google Play in November. At CES, Razer showed off its own Android TV-powered streaming box, and Huawei has announced that it is going to make an Android TV streaming player while Sony, Sharp and TP Vision are all getting ready to sell TV sets powered by Android TV in the coming months.
I recently recorded a video of the Android TV experience on a Nexus Player — check it out below: