Google is reportedly planning to launch a set-top box dubbed ‘Nexus TV‘. According to The Information, the Android-based device will stream video from services including Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube.3
A source from Google claims that the device will also enable users to play a selection of games. A touchpad remote specifically for the set-top box may be included in the package, although live TV support has been ruled out. Developers are thought to have received a sneak peek of the technology at a recent gathering organised by Google.
The move marks Google’s latest effort to enter the living room, after launching Google TV and the Chromecast HDMI dongle earlier this year. Amazon is also rumoured to be developing its own set-top box, which is tipped to arrive in 2014.