Google Nexus Q wants to democratize your playlist
Google TV did not make quite the splash Google was hoping. So they’re back at it with their very own streaming box, the Google Nexus Q. Too bad it’s doomed to fail.
Here’s Google’s video about it:
I foresee two problems with the Nexus Q.
1) It’s got limited content compared to other streaming boxes like the Roku or even Vizio’s Co-Star, which runs Android and plays streaming games. The Co-Star costs $100. The Nexus Q costs $300, part of a side effect of being made in the USA.
2) It lets people monkey with your playlist.
That last is surely the worst stake to the heart of the entire freaking endeavor. Essentially, anybody in range of the Nexus Q with an Android phone and a Google Music account can add songs to your playlist.
Google, what were you thinking? First of all, there are people who should never be allowed near a playlist, first of all. Secondly, this invites people to get into playlist wars as they add awful songs and try to put them at the top. Thirdly, it gives that kind of buzzkill who walks into a party and changes the music more tools to be a douche.
Gee, $300 to be annoyed? That’ll end well.
Google Unveils Nexus Q [Gizmag]