The Nexus Player is a home media player that also has an optional gamepad for playing Android games.
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Pro Straightforward UI
The UI is similar to the of XBox and Fire TV. The homescreen consists of four rows - things you've watched, apps you've installed, games you've installed and settings.
Pro Built-in voice search
You can use the remote to search for movies based on a range of criteria such as release date, actors, genre, etc.
Con No ethernet port
The Nexus player is WiFi only, making for an odd choice for a streaming box as much content could use the extra bandwidth an Ethernet port would offer in order to buffer faster when playing videos..
Con Voice search looks only through google's services
Voice search won't look through, for example, Hulu or Netflix.