One of the products Google announced today at their Google I/O conference was the Nexus Q, advertised as the first social streaming media player.
Nexus Q enables streaming media from the cloud such as your Google Play Music, movies and TV shows from Google Play and YouTube videos using your Android phone or tablet to navigate to your television and speaker system.
In our opinion, the most notable feature of the Nexus Q is the playlist feature. This allows any of your guests on your Wi-Fi network with an Android phone or tablet to act as a DJ and add their own songs and videos to the list. The Nexus Q also houses an “audiophile-grade” amplifier built in so that you can plug in your speakers directly. The volume is controlled by turning the top of the Nexus Q or through an Android phone or tablet.
As far as looks go, the Nexus Q has an attractively simple sphere design that comes in black. It also has 32 LEDs with various effects that shift and change in color depending on the music that’s currently playing.
The Nexus Q is available for pre-order today for $299 with estimated shipping dates of 2-3 weeks.