Will Googleâ€™s Nexus Q Move the Needle on Home Streaming, Second Screen?
Googleâ€™s forthcoming Nexus Q features the ability to stream music, movies, and video from Googleâ€™s online Play store and YouTube to TVs and home entertainment systems â€” and it can be controlled wirelessly with an Android smartphone or tablet. The device, announced Wednesday, would seem positioned to rival Apple TV in features, while matching Appleâ€™s AirPlay in second-screen functionality. But the Nexus Qâ€™s $299 price tag â€” a $200 premium over Apple TV â€” has analysts scratching their heads (via Computerworld).
Meanwhile, Venture Beat wonders where the Nexus Q leaves development for Google TV â€” or vice versa.