Google is always looking for better ways to get media and technology into the hands of the billions of people across the globe. While the original Google TV set-top boxes seemed a bit lackluster in their abilities many people still use and love them without fail. Then came the Google Chromecast. Which we all know is a huge seller at $35 and doesn’t require you to have much at all to use. While the Chromecast does quite a bit, it still could use a lot more for it be the do-all device. Google isn’t stopping there though. A new rumor circulating around the web brings to light a Google Nexus TV set-top box that is supposedly slated for an early 2014 release.
Amazon is said to be hot on the heels of Google this year with their own rumored set-top boxes on the way. Pulling into their extensive video library, on demand movies, Netflix and or avenues of media streaming to your living room. It looks to be an interesting year for consumers and for our favorite company’s. Google plays some pretty hard numbers and if their is a full fledged Nexus TV set top box that is ”aggressively priced” Then we could see these flying off the shelves.
What do you guys think? What does Google need to do to the set-top box category in order to take the top spot? I know KitKat would certainly help make things much nicer.
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Via The Verge