Android TV is a new platform that Google announced back at I/O in June, and it’s starting that platform’s life with the Nexus Player. Being the first Android TV out there you’d expect the pickings to be slim when it comes to apps, but thankfully there are a couple of big players working their way in day one to get you some excellent apps to use. In our review of the Nexus Player we noted that there weren’t a whole lot of games available for the thing, but Gameloft is rectifying that today by adding 9 more on top of what it already had available to the Play Store, bringing the total to 10 Nexus Player games for the big launch day.
Since Gameloft makes some of the biggest games on the Play Store, both in terms of size and sales, it’s important that such a powerhouse developer supports a fledgling system out of the gate. Fans of their games will be happy to know that many of their biggest recent games are on the Play Store with Nexus Player compatibility, and the company’s CEO has affirmed their support for the system, which means we’re likely to see several more make their way to the Nexus Player and Android TV as a whole soon.
All the titles that are available right now pretty much cover the spectrum of ages and tastes including Modern Combat 4: Zero Hour, Modern Combat 5: Blackout, Asphalt 8: Airborn, GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience, Dungeon Hunter 4, World at Arms, Despicable Me: Minion Rush, Ice Age Village, Wonder Zoo and My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. Remember all these have to work with the controller, which is sold separately from the Nexus Player itself, and runs for $40 on the Play Store. Make sure to grab one if you pick up a Nexus Player and enjoy gaming on the big screen!