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Google Nexus Player Gets Android 5.1 Lollipop Updates


Google Nexus Player Gets Android 5.1 Lollipop Updates

Whenever a new update for the operating system is rolled out, the Nexus devices are the first to receive it. Google has confirmed that the Android 5.1 lollipop update is ready to be rolled out for all products, including the Nexus 6, 5, tablets as well as the home entertainment system – the Nexus player.

The Nexus Player runs on the Android 5.0 at the moment, but the operating system needs a lot of bug fixing and performance improvements. The developers have promised that everything that people are looking forward to will be introduced when 5.1 gets into the hands of the customers. Multiple sources including the XDA developers forum confirmed that the roll out has already begun. All Nexus devices around the globe will be receiving the updates.

While the latest 2014 editions will be of top priority, those that got launched earlier will also receive the updated operating system in the coming weeks.

A Complete Entertainment Device

Apple enjoyed being the solo player in the home entertainment area where Roku plays a significant role. But, when Google launched the Nexus Player, things changed because it is not just another box that streams movies, television series and games but is a dedicated console that you could rely on.


With the player, you will be able to find movies you love easily and when it runs on the latest version of Android, things become more convenient. All your favorite apps including Hulu, Netflix, Youtube, Plex and everything else is readily available on the device. Your conventional HD television will instantly turn into a smart television when you connect it to the player.

Besides, it is part of the Google ecosystem. Every movie, app and game that you have purchased on the Play store will be readily available on your Nexus Player. The system received the Android 5.0 Lollipop update as soon as it was launched and the 5.1 upgrade is coming up real soon.

Bug Fixes, Improvements and More

With Lollipop upgrade, Android became a reliable platform for casting content especially if you use other smartphones, tablets as well as the Chromecast. The Nexus player is great and is designed to be ready to support Google Cast out of the box. Lollipop favors it so that you can easily transfer content that is playing on this device to your computer, laptop, Chromebook or even another television in a different room. All you need is a Chromecast to get the job done.

All the bugs that have been reported so far will be fixed with the Android 5.1 Lollipop update for the Google Nexus Player. It will also receive multiple performance improvements, better stability and be more reliable once the new operating system rolls out. It is only a matter of weeks before you are able to enjoy the best of entertainment on the newest Android platform.