Google has pulled the Asus-made $99 Nexus Player set-top box from the Google Store. It’s still listed on Google’s Nexus website, but you can’t get the Android TV device from Google’s first-party online retail site, and it’s been disappearing from other online retailers, too.
The product is no longer available online from Asus, Newegg, Sling, Staples, and TigerDirect. And Walmart and Best Buy’s websites say they’ve run out of Nexus Player stock. But it’s still available on some retail sites, a Google spokesperson said. Plus, Google last week released a version of the third developer preview of Android N just for the Nexus Player. But that said, supplies of the gadget are clearly dwindling. (Hat tip to Droid Life for covering the change.)
Last week at Google I/O, Google showed off a new Xiaomi Mi Box Android TV set-top box and said more devices would be coming from RCA, Sharp, and Sony. Google didn’t say the Nexus brand would be used for those systems.
Other set-top boxes that don’t run Android TV — with its support for Android games and streaming content from several providers — include Amazon’s Fire TV, the Roku 3, and the Apple TV.
Last month the Nexus 9 tablet went out of stock on the Google Store.
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