Tag Archive: Shield

Channels is set to be another great cross-platform DVR for NVIDIA Shield TV

Channels is a well-known iOS and Apple TV app for HDHomeRun users. Now, it’s branching out.

The NVIDIA Shield Android TV is so versatile and affordable that it’s a great choice for cordcutters regardless of their platform. It’s early days for Channels on Android TV, but already you can use the Shield TV as a DVR for an Apple TV. There is also a front-end app for the Shield that’s in its early stages that will allow  [Read More…]

Tablo brings OTA TV directly to the NVIDIA Shield TV with a dedicated tuner and app

The new app for Android TV pairs with the Tablo Tuner to put OTA TV on the Shield without the use of a local network.

Tablo is a pretty terrific product for cord cutters in North America, and the company’s most recent product, Tablo Dual, was its first to incorporate a built in DVR. Now, they’re back with another hot new product and this time it’s for the NVIDIA Shield TV.

Tablo Engine and Tablo Tuner are  [Read More…]

How to pair a PS4 or Xbox One controller to NVIDIA Shield TV

If you’re not happy with NVIDIA’s own controllers, why not use a PS4 or Xbox One controller instead with your Shield TV?

The NVIDIA Shield TV is a great little box for playing games on. Whether it’s native Android games or those streamed from your PC or Geforce Now, the Shield TV has some serious gaming chops.

It also has a pretty darn good controller in the box to play them with. But if you have a  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield vs. Shield Pro: Which should I buy?

We know NVIDIA Shield rocks a solid Android TV experience, but the Shield Pro might just be the better buy for some.

The NVIDIA Shield TV does just about everything from streaming 4K movies and TV shows to playing high-end Android games with the included Shield Controller. But when NVIDIA refreshed the line at the start of the year, it kept around the Shield “Pro” model as well — and in this case, it hasn’t been physically  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Roku Ultra: Which 4K streaming box should you buy?

In the arena of 4K streamers, which one deserves your money?

While TV channels still mostly live in the world of 1080p, online streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have moved forwards into the world of 4K video. At four times the resolution of 1080p video, 4K requires not only a new, compatible TV but a decent internet connection to be able to stream it.

You also need something to get that 4K media onto  [Read More…]

What you need to watch live TV on NVIDIA Shield with Plex

The NVIDIA Shield TV and Plex are a match made in heaven. Here’s how to get the most from your TV experience with them.

Plex’s big recent announcement was that finally you can use it to watch live TV as well as record it. Throw in all your own media collection and you have a pretty complete package.

The NVIDIA Shield TV is one of the finest boxes out there for running Plex. It’s capable of being  [Read More…]

Get an NVIDIA Shield with a free Plex Pass subscription right now!

If you’ve been eyeing up an NVIDIA Shield TV for a while, now might be as good a time as any to pull the trigger. For a limited time you’ll also get a free Plex Pass subscription thrown in that’ll give you plenty of time to get to grips with what it can offer you.

With every purchase of both the 16GB Shield TV and the 500GB Pro model right now you’ll get yourself a free 6-month  [Read More…]

How to mount network storage to the NVIDIA Shield TV

You don’t have to just use storage either inside or physically attached to the NVIDIA Shield TV.

This wonderful media box can also hook into network attached storage, perfect if you’ve got a NAS at home that’s crammed full with your personal media files. Making it so your NVIDIA Shield can see this drive is a pretty simple process.

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All you have to do is follow these steps:

Open settings. Select  [Read More…]

How to boot NVIDIA Shield TV straight into live television

It’s a TV box so it’s not unreasonable to want to boot straight into live TV. Here’s how to do it.

If you’re using your NVIDIA Shield TV in conjunction with the Live Channels app for over the air television, then there’s a strong chance that’s going to be the first thing you want to see when you turn it on. But, like any other Android device, the first thing you see when you turn it on  [Read More…]

How to add live TV channels to NVIDIA Shield TV

With the right hardware, your NVIDIA Shield can show you live, over the air TV. Here’s how.

If you have an Android TV set, then obviously live television is built right in; otherwise, it’d be a pretty poor product. But if you’re picking up a set-top box like the NVIDIA Shield, you’re not left out in the cold. With some additional hardware and a few spare minutes, you can have the same experience on any TV.

Here’s  [Read More…]