Google has announced an alternative to Android TV with an optional Gamepad for Nexus Player a couple of weeks ago which is now available in the Play Store. Alongside it, the Big G also introduced us to the new Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus 6 smartphone – both runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
Today, the new Nexus Player’s additional attachement, the Gamepad lands on the Google Play Store, which will not bundled with the set top-box.
Priced at $39.99, the Nexus Player GamePad lets you control over Android games. It an ASUS made optional accessory that will allow users to connect up to four controllers with the Android TV and helps you experience multiplayer gaming sessions. Aka, Gamepad can also be used as a remote control for the Nexus Player as well.
The Nexus Player specs goes with a 1.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Atom processor, packs WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 (MIMO), integrated with HDMI out, which connects to the TV. Important feature in this set top box would be the Google Cast Ready, which casts anything from your Chromebook, Android, iOS smartphone or tablet to your Android-powered TV. Priced at $99!