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Update 11/23/18: This deal expired Wednesday night but you have find other good deals on items like Amazon's Fire TV for just $25 and more in our Black Friday Deals Guide and Holiday Gift Guide. If you're looking for a solid "do everything" Android TV-based media streamer, it doesn't get much better than the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. For starters, the SHIELD TV is a potent 4K streamer that is highly extensible. In addition, NVIDIA has continually updated the console over its lifespan via frequent software updates. Today, Best Buy -- via its eBay Store -- is selling the SHIELD TV for $139.99. That price... Read more...
NVIDIA has announced a new control feature for the Shield TV media player that brings another way to control Shield with your voice. A new Alexa Skill has launched that allows hands-free control of Shield TV using an Amazon Alexa device. The Alexa Skill for Shield TV owners makes the NVIDIA device the only video streamer that can be controlled with both Amazon Echo and Google Home devices. Alexa can be used to navigate and enjoy movies, TV, music, and more. NVIDIA also notes that the Shield TV features Dolby Atmos passthrough support for Prime Video. To enable Alexa voice control, users will need... Read more...
NVIDIA's "do everything" SHIELD TV is an incredibly potent media streamer + gaming platform, and it already features native support for the Google Assistant. However, the current implementation of voice control with the Google Assistant leaves a lot to be desired and is quite limited in its capabilities. NVIDIA is rectifying this issue with a new update that provides "deeper integration" with Google Home devices currently on your network. You can simply call out to your Google Home and tell it to specifically play a movie or a TV show on your SHIELD. For example, you can say "OK Google,... Read more...
NVIDIA first launched its SHIELD TV over three years ago, and since that time, the company has continually updated the media streamer/game console to keep pace with the latest Android releases and to add new features. Keeping that trend going, NVIDIA has announced the 20th update for SHIELD TV, which is called the SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.1. Loaded into the SHIELD Software Experience Upgrade 7.1 are a number of new features including in-game voice chat. This feature is incorporated into games available on GeForce NOW, and works with headsets that are connected via the... Read more...
When it comes to 4K HDR media streamers currently on the market, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV is one of the more powerful entries available. The device is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra X1 SoC and runs Google's Android TV operating system. For those of you that haven't already managed to snag a SHIELD TV, Amazon is giving you a prime opportunity to strike on Prime Day. Prime Day kicks off tomorrow, July 16th, starting at 3PM EST, and the SHIELD TV will be on sale for $139, which is $40 off its regular price. Checking out the trusty CamelCamelCamel price tracker, the lowest price... Read more...
We all know the NVIDIA SHIELD TV to be one of the best 4K media streamers on the market. With the power of the Android TV platform, the SHIELD TV gives you access to Android apps, popular streaming services (like Netflix and Amazon Video), and even allows you to play games with a dedicated wireless controller. However, the SHIELD TV's gaming prowess is about to get a lot better thanks to the addition of GeForce NOW support. NVIDIA announced today that GeForce NOW will be coming to the SHIELD TV "in the very near future". GeForce NOW is already available in beta for PC and Mac... Read more...
If you're a frequent reader of HotHardware, then you're well aware that we've been quite impressed with the NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Not only is the pint-sized device a competent Android gaming console, but it also serves as an Android TV hub, a media streamer (for services like Netflix and Hulu), and can even function as a Plex Media Server. Finally, it can serve all this gaming and video content with the help of Google Assistant to search and provide key information all via voice command. Today, NVIDIA SHIELD TV is also gaining the ability to be the focal point for your smart home efforts now,... Read more...
NVIDIA is launching a new update today for the SHIELD TV, which it says is the most important update in the last two years the device has been available. There are several important new capabilities added to SHIELD TV in this update with perhaps the biggest being Google Assistant support. Google Assistant will be able to take advantage of your big screen TV and surround sound speakers for the best audio possible.The update also includes hands-free access to Assistant for TV, which is a first, and allows you to interact with your TV without having to pick up the controller. Another new feature for... Read more...
NVIDIA has announced that it has pre-orders kicking off today for a 16GB SHIELD TV (you can read our review here) bundled with the just SHIELD remote for $179, which represents a $20 price break. NVIDIA does still offer the version with the remote and a game controller for $199. For people needing more than 16GB of internal storage space, you can also get the SHIELD Pro with 500GB of storage for $299. SHIELD TV does offer a USB port for expanding storage if 16GB isn't enough, but you don't want to drop the cash for the 500GB Pro version. At the new $179 price point, the SHIELD TV does still support... Read more...
  Plex is once again expanding its expansive list of features with the arrival of Plex Live TV — at least in beta form. Plex Live TV is immediately available to all Plex Pass subscribers, allowing customers to tap into free, over-the-air (OTA) digital broadcasts that can be accessed directly from the familiar Plex interface. Customers will first need to hook up a digital OTA tuner to their PC or NVIDIA SHIELD TV device. A wide variety of TV tuners are supported, including many models from Hauppauge, AVerMedia, and DVBLogic (more here). Once your hardware is setup, Plex will do the rest by... Read more...
There’s no doubt that the NVIDIA SHIELD TV is an incredibly powerful media platform that not only allows for immersive gaming, but also supports popular 4K streaming services. Powered by a Tegra X1 processor (which also powers the incredibly popular Nintendo Switch), the SHIELD TV does battle with devices like the Apple TV, Fire TV and various Roku models. Today, NVIDIA is expanding the streaming capabilities of the SHIELD TV by adding 4K streaming support for Google Play Movies and TV. The SHIELD TV already had 4K streaming support for services like YouTube, Netflix and Amazon Video (among others),... Read more...
At CES 2017, NVIDIA launched its next generation SHIELD TV, which it claims has three times the compute performance of garden variety media streamers on the market and can interface with the Google Assistant. In addition, the new SHIELD TV has support for Spot, which are tiny microphone-equipped devices that you can scatter throughout your house (similar in concept to the Amazon Echo Dot). The new NVIDIA Shield TV is also running Shield Experience Upgrade 5.0. Thankfully, NVIDIA hasn’t forgotten about existing Shield TV owners, as it today announced that Shield Experience Upgrade 5.0, which is... Read more...
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... Read more...
NVIDIA tonight announced the next generation of the Shield TV console. For those that have been following the ever-evolving Shield TV, it is a hub for gaming and video streaming. Most recently, the Shield TV was updated to function as a Plex Media Server. The newest model, however, now has full support for 4K HDR streaming from both Netflix and Amazon Video. According to NVIDA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang, the new Shield TV has three times the compute performance of existing streamers on the market, but that’s not all. NVIDIA has updated the design of the console, and now bundles in both the remote and the... Read more...
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