Pixel Envy

Written by Nick Heer.

Nexus Q

The voiceover:

Meet Nexus Q, the first social streaming media player. […] It’s the first device that lets you create social playlists with your friends.

Your friends can add songs to the queue, and sort them by preference. That sounds familiar:

If you have iTunes DJ enabled, anyone with the newest version of Remote on their iPhone can vote on songs that are coming up in your playlist, or browse through your entire collection to request a song. Whatever songs get the most votes will be played next.

Apple steals a notifications concept from Android circa 2009. Google steals an iTunes concept from 2009. It all comes out in the wash, doesn’t it?