The SHIELD TV has long been the enthusiast's choice for 4K media streamers due to its Android TV compatibility, wide support for streaming services, Android gaming, and GeForce NOW support. The SHIELD TV Pro extends that leadership with a new Tegra X1+ processor. We don't have anything with regards to specs on the processors, or if it's related to the new Tegra X1 chip in the Nintendo Switch and Nintendo Switch Lite, but NVIDIA says that it makes the SHIELD TV Pro is 25 percent faster than its predecessor. The Tegra X1+ is paired with 3GB of RAM, and there's 16GB of internal storage as well.
As before, you can still expand storage if you wish thanks to dual USB 3.0 ports on the back of the device. And if you don't have stable enough Wi-Fi in your bonus room, there's a GbE port for wired network access. In addition to the new Tegra X1+ SoC, the SHIELD TV Pro expands the HDR support of the SHIELD TV with the inclusion of Dolby Vision HDR support along with Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital Plus.
There's also a brand new remote, which looks vastly improved over the previous lump of plastic. There are dedicated volume/mute buttons, playback controls, Menu button, and a dedicated shortcut to Netflix. The remote has motion controls which can activate the backlit buttons when you pick up the remote. If that wasn't enough, there's also a built-in IR blaster for controlling your TV (which would explain its expanded button scheme).
All of these enhancements come with an uptick in price to $199 according to Amazon. According to the [now removed] Amazon listing, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro will go on sale October 28th.