None of this guarantees success for Android TV. As a relatively new platform, it doesn't have the word-of-mouth appeal of its competitors, and the hardware doesn't come as cheap. (Even at discounted pricing, the $79 Nexus Player is more expensive than a Roku 2, Apple TV, or Amazon Fire TV Stick.) But if Google can flesh out its app selection and turn Live Channels into a killer tool, Android TV could be worth a little extra.
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