The set-top box boasts an Tegra X1 processor, 3GB of RAM, 802.11ac 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, all with Android Nougat out of the box.
Touted as the “most advanced streamer,” NVIDIA’s new SHIELD TV packs the “fastest, smoothest 4K HDR video”, complete with “infinite apps and entertainment including Netflix and PLEX Media Server.” In addition, the it is “the first Android TV device to have the official Amazon Video app in 4K HDR.”
“SHIELD stands alone among media streamers, with the widest range of gaming capabilities and richest assortment of game content. GeForce NOW has been upgraded with Pascal performance, delivering instant gaming satisfaction, with no downloads or patches. NVIDIA GameStream harnesses the power of GeForce graphics cards to cast games from PC to SHIELD, for a big-screen living room experience. And [it] is the best way to enjoy premium Android games, including The Witness, which also launched today.”
The NVIDIA SHIELD is also the first streamer with the support of Google Assistant, previously exclusive to the Google Pixel line of devices.
The SHIELD is available now for an MSRP of $199.99.