Have you seen the Nexus Player out in the wild yet?

Nexus Player retailers

After living for several months in the Google Play Store, the Nexus Player by ASUS has been released out into the wild and is, supposedly, on store shelves in brick and mortar locations around the country. Currently, according to the official Nexus Twitter, the set-top box is available in Best Buy stores, Fry’s Electronics, and Walmart. It’s also available online at Amazon, Staples, and Tiger Direct.

A quick check at Amazon even shows the device with a slight discount – it’s currently going for $96.03, as of publication. Throw in free two-day shipping via Amazon Prime, and you’ll save yourself a good chunk of change over purchasing it directly from the Play Store.

But given this supposed mass retail availability all of a sudden, I have yet to see it on store shelves in my local community. What about you – have any of you gone shopping for the Nexus Player yet? Have any of you purchased one? Have you seen one at your friends’ houses?

As someone who is intrigued, but hasn’t been able to pull the trigger quite yet (I can’t justify spending the money when all of my TVs are already connected to the web through either a Chromecast, Roku, or Fire TV stick), I have yet to see one out in the wild. If you have, let us know what you think below.

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John F

John was the editor-in-chief at Pocketables. His articles generally focus on all things Google, including Chrome and Android, although his love of new gadgets and technology doesn't stop there. His current arsenal includes the Nexus 6 by Motorola, the 2013 Nexus 7 by ASUS, the Nexus 9 by HTC, the LG G Watch, and the Chromebook Pixel, among others.

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