NVIDIA Reboots Shield TV As Powerful 4K HDR Video Streamer And The Best Set Top Box For Gamers

If you have been looking for a new media streamer, now may be the time to take the plunge. The Android-based SHIELD TV is now available for pre-order and NVIDIA claims that it “delivers unmatched experiences in streaming, gaming and AI”.

NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang remarked, “SHIELD TV is the world’s most advanced streamer. Its brilliant 4K HDR quality, hallmark NVIDIA gaming performance and broad access to media content will bring families hours of joy. And with SHIELD’s new AI home capability, we can control and interact with content through the magic of artificial intelligence from anywhere in the house”.
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SHIELD TV offers the widest array of 4K options and claims to provide three times the performance of any other streaming device. SHIELD TV supports Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies, and VUDU, and will soon also include YouTube’s 360° viewing experience. SHIELD TV will shortly be able to also stream Ubisoft games, including Watch Dogs 2, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, and For Honor.

It is also the first streaming device to incorporate the hands-free Google Assistant. Users can utilize voice commands in order to find or switch between content and then pause, fast-forward, or rewind whatever the user is watching. SHIELD TV also includes SmartThings Hub technology and support for NVIDIA SPOT. The SmartThings Hub is able to connect to hundreds of smart home devices, while NVIDIA SPOT is an AI microphone accessory.


SHIELD TV, along with a controller and remote, is currently available for pre-order for $199. SHIELD Pro will be available this coming home and also include a controller, remote with headset jack and 500GB of storage. The NVIDIA Spot microphone will cost $49.99. Existing SHIELD devices will receive the SHIELD TV features (and the upgrade to Android 7.0 Nougat) through an over-the-air upgrade later this month for free.