Nvidia Shield TV Overview Updated January 31, 2018

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May 2016 - January 2018


NVIDIA announced a set-top box version of its popular Shield portable gaming system at the Game Developers Conference in 2015. This Shield runs on Android TV and has full access to the Play Store along with a new Shield Store. The device functions as a cross between a gaming console and a media center, not unlike the Apple TV.

The Shield is capable of outputting 4K video at 60Hz—a first for Android-based set-top boxes—and features a remote control that doubles as a Bluetooth listening device. Users can plug a pair of headphones into the remote to have audio from their content re-routed directly to their ears instead of their TV speakers or home theater system.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories January 31

Android TV hasn’t changed much since its conception a few years ago, but at I/O this past year, Google announced a brand new design for Android TV based on Oreo. The new UI is gorgeous, but most Android TV makers have been quiet on updating their devices to the new version. According to Nvidia, there’s a reason for that…

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Nvidia Shield TV update adds more fixes for remote and controller, latest security patches, but still no Oreo

Despite all of the great Android TV options we saw debut at CES 2018, the best you can get is still the Nvidia Shield TV. The company has done a great job keeping the Shield update to date since its launch, and today, another update is rolling out to fix further bugs…

Nvidia Shield TV Stories January 26

Google Assistant on Shield TV catches up w/ Home, picks up broadcasting and more

The Google Assistant landed on Android TV late last year starting with the Nvidia Shield TV, and in the time since it’s gotten better and better. Now, the Shield has caught up to Google Home a bit more by adding some new tricks.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories January 7

At its annual CES keynote tonight, Nvidia unveiled 65-inch 4K 120Hz HDR screens aimed at gamers called “big format gaming displays.” Created with Acer, Asus, and HP, these BFGDs also integrate a Shield Android TV, as well as the Google Assistant.

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Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!

Nvidia Shield TV Stories December 5, 2017

The Nvidia Shield TV is an awesome streaming box for entertainment, but it’s arguably better used for gaming. Between Android games and GeForce Now, the Shield is a great platform for gamers. In China, though, the Shield is getting even better with a selection of Nintendo titles.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories November 16, 2017

VUDU for Android TV now supports 4K HDR on the Nvidia Shield, adds Google Assistant

The Nvidia Shield TV is one of the best 4K HDR streaming boxes you can buy today, but few streaming apps properly support it outside of Amazon Video, Netflix, and YouTube. Now, VUDU is adding official support for HDR content on the Shield.

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