Google unveils ‘first-of-its-kind’ Android TV streaming device by TIME @FortuneMagazine October 15, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons This post is in partnership with Time. The article below was originally published at Time.com. By Dan Kedmey, TIME Google announced a “first-of-its-kind” device on Wednesday that will stream content from Android TV to home television sets, marking the search giant’s latest push to make televisions a little more web savvy. The Nexus Player is a hockey-puck shaped device that will stream movies, music and videos through Android TV, which includes partnerships with Netflix and Hulu. The player comes with a spare, voice-controlled remote that can take verbal search commands for movie titles or names of performers. What separates the device from rival set-top boxes such as Roku or Apple TV is its ability to double as a gaming system. A gamer can switch seamlessly from playing on the television to any other Android-compatible tablet or smartphone, though the game controller is sold separately.