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NVIDIA’s new Shield TV bundle throws in a Samsung SmartThings Link

The whole smash costs $ 219, but we’re already seeing it on sale.

NVIDIA today announced a new bundle for Shield TV. Dubbed the Shield TV Smart Home Edition, you get a Shield TV (which is still an excellent option for cord-cutters and the only Android TV box we recommend), the non-rechargeable voice remote, and a Samsung SmartThings Link — a USB fob that you’ll plug into the back of your Shield TV to enable access to Samsung  [Read More…]

Here’s why the NVIDIA Shield TV is still being updated after three years

The best Android TV product is also one of the best-supported Android products ever.

We all love the Shield TV around here. It’s almost universally thought of as the best way to get Android on your TV, isn’t outrageously expensive, and has enough power to stream your 4K HDR content without sputtering or complaining. It’s also a decent gaming console and makes for a heck of a streaming server when you use Plex or Kodi. It’s one  [Read More…]

The NVIDIA Shield TV media player is $139 for a limited time

Blends perfectly with all your other Android gear.

The NVIDIA Shield TV streaming media player is down to $ 139 on Amazon. This is a Prime Day Lightning deal, so you’ll definitely need a Prime membership for this one. The average street price for the Shield is around $ 179. While it has dropped in price a couple times in the past, we have never seen it go for less than $ 149. Of course, since it’s a Lightning  [Read More…]

NVIDIA SHIELD TV (with remote and controller) is on sale for $179 this week

Amazon’s Prime Day 2018 shopping event includes discounts on tech products from countless manufacturers including NVIDIA.

You can currently grab the SHIELD TV with a discount. The device, which is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor and runs on Google’s Android TV platform is available for purchase for $ 179. Which is $ 20 off its regular price.

The model on sale has 16GB of storage on board and ships with a voice remote and a gaming controller.

NVIDIA  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Roku Ultra

NVIDIA Shield TV has been around since 2015. Roku Ultra was born in 2017. Sometimes, age ain’t nothing but a number.

How Android TV’s best goes up against a newer (and more expensive) streaming favorite.

There’s no denying the popularity of Roku. Its low cost and simplicity has made it a favorite of cord cutters and casual streamers alike. And so it’s almost a little unfair to put it up against the likes  [Read More…]

NVIDIA moving Shield TV to its GeForce Now service for some serious game streaming

GeForce Now allows you to play desktop games on the Android TV-based streaming console box.

NVIDIA today announced that its Shield TV will be switching over to the GeForce NOW service — basically a cloud service for gaming — that’s currently available on Macs and Windows machines, bringing desktop games to the Shield platform. It’ll let Shield owner play their personal library of games, or purchase new ones from digital stores like Steam and Uplay.

This all gets a  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Apple TV 4K: The CordCutters.com comparison

Best of the best: Apple TV 4K goes up against NVIDIA Shield TV at CordCutters.com.

Wherein the two best streaming video boxes you can buy go head to head.

One of the biggest questions folks have before cutting the cord and moving to an all-streaming video solution is hardware. Not just about which box is the best to buy, but why you should buy one over the other. And if you ask us, we’ll  [Read More…]

Should you update your NVIDIA Shield TV to Android Oreo?

The Shield 7.0 Experience for NVIDIA Shield TV will look a little different than what you had before.

Yes, but get ready for some changes.

The question popped up now that the Shield TV update is pushing out again, so let’s answer it. Should you update a perfectly good NVIDIA Shield TV to the Shield Experience 7.0, which among other things includes an update to Android 8.0 Oreo? (Yes, it’s annoying that NVIDIA’s  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Amazon Fire TV Cube: Which should you buy?

Which Android TV streaming box is best for cord cutters?

The NVIDIA Shield TV has been the best streaming solution for Android users since 2015, but Amazon is set to take over that top spot in 2018 with the Amazon Fire TV Cube.

Amazon’s latest living room entertainment solution sure looks compelling, in spite of its boxy design and slightly underpowered specs compared to the Shield TV. Both are better at doing different things, so deciding which  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield TV gets Android 8.0 Oreo update starting today

NVIDIA Shield TV is still the gold standard for Android TV. It starts at $ 179 on Amazon.

The only Android TV box you should buy just got better.

Big news for those of you who have NVIDIA Shield TV — which, by the way is the only Android TV box you should consider right now. The Android 8.0 Oreo update (which brings it up to the latest major version of Android)  [Read More…]