Nvidia Shield TV Overview Updated October 17, 2019

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May 2016 - October 2019

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 Today

Earlier this morning, the Shield TV Pro popped up on Amazon with Dolby Vision support and a new remote. The second Nvidia device rumored for this year has now leaked from Newegg in an interesting circular stick-esque form factor.

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The Nvidia Shield TV is easily our favorite way to use Android TV and rumors have been swirling for weeks about a successor. Today, that successor broke cover on Amazon in the form of the “Nvidia Shield TV Pro.” Here’s what’s new.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 14

[Update: Fixed] Vudu for Android TV is limiting playback on Shield TV to 720p

A recent update to the popular Nvidia Shield TV broke 4K streaming for some apps. As a result, Vudu had to limit playback quality and, now, another update to Vudu’s Android TV app is limited playback on the Shield TV to just 720p SD.

Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 3

For the past three months, we’ve been tracking what appears to be a next-generation Nvidia Shield TV with updated hardware that might be in a dongle form factor. Now this device has received Bluetooth certification, putting it one step closer to release and confirming some details.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories October 1

The Nvidia Shield TV picked up Android Pie a few weeks back, but that update caused some issues with 4K streaming. Now, Nvidia has released a fix for that 4K issue with Shield Experience 8.0.1.

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Nvidia Shield TV Stories September 9

The Nvidia Shield TV is one of the best ways to put content on your TV, but a recent update is causing headaches. Apparently, the recent Android Pie update for the Nvidia Shield TV has broken 4K streaming with some applications.

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