UK readers, have you been stewing in jealousy over Americans' access to Android TV and the Nexus Player? Well you shouldn't be - it's not all that great, at least at the moment. But if you're eager to check out the only retail ATV device available thus far, now you can. The Nexus Player is selling on the UK version of the Google Store for £79 (a little less than $120 USD at the moment - sorry about that). It's also available on Amazon.
The news comes from the official Nexus Google+ account, which encourages you to head to the shiny new Google Store. If you need reminding, the Nexus Player uses a 1.8GHz quad-core Atom processor, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth (no Ethernet), HDMI for both video and audio, and a MicroUSB port for ADB access and other data (if you intend to use it at all). The package comes with the minimalist remote, but the PlayStation-style gamepad is sold separately for £34.99. You can also use any Android smartphone or tablet to control Android TV.
Check out Cameron Summerson's updated review if you need more info before deciding whether or not to buy. Personally, I'd wait until more Android TV options hit the market - both the NVIDIA SHIELD set-top box and Razer's competing Forge TV look promising.