If you were to search for the most popular custom ROMs for Android you’ll certainly come across CyanogenMod. The folks at Cyanogen develop one of the most widely used custom ROMs for Android devices and they’ve not spared the Nexus Player. A nightly build of CM12.1 for Nexus Player has now been released, it’s based on Android 5.1. Since it’s not a stable release you must proceed with caution particularly if you have no experience flashing or running custom ROMs.

The Nexus Player is the first set-top box to come with Android TV pre-installed. Android TV is Google’s latest attempt to take over your living room with apps, games and streaming media.

If stock Android TV isn’t your cup of tea you now have an alternative in the form of CyanogenMod 12.1. The build will provide a near stock Android experience along with certain new features that are exclusive to CM ROMs.

Coming in at just under 300MB the first CyanogenMod build for the Nexus Player is now live and available for download. Those who try it out and want to revert back to stock factory OS they can grab the factory image for Nexus Player from Google’s developer website.

Remember that this is a nightly build so you’re bound to run into some bugs and issues which will most likely be fixed in subsequent builds.

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