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How to install and set up a VPN on the NVIDIA Shield TV

There are plenty of reasons to use a VPN. Security and privacy come to mind, but when you’re talking about a streaming device like the NVIDIA Shield TV, regional restrictions are right up there at the top, too. You don’t turn into a pirate just because you’re on vacation.

Products used in this guide The Best Streaming Box: NVIDIA Shield TV ($ 150 at Amazon) Use a VPN app

Many VPNs have a dedicated Android app, and you  [Read More…]

GeForce Now makes the Shield TV one of the best streaming boxes out there

Play high-end PC games on any TV with GeForce Now and a Shield TV box.

The Nvidia Shield TV is the best way to do Android TV period. Yes, you can buy televisions with Android TV built-in and there are a few other companies making Android TV-powered boxes, but if you want to do it right, you should just buy a Shield TV and be done with it.

If you’re the type who likes to do a  [Read More…]

NVIDIA Shield Android TV (2019) specs

This box packs a ton inside, and manages to offer top-of-the-line specs for just $ 199.

The Android TV marketplace isn’t the most diverse, but there’s a clear winner in the high-end here with the NVIDIA Shield Android TV. Its success and superiority start on the inside with its top-notch specs. They blow the competition in the Android TV world out of the water, and it’s no surprise that they’re capable of handling all of your media  [Read More…]

These are the best cheap alternatives to the NVIDIA Shield TV (2019)

The NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) is hands down the best Android TV set-top box you can buy, offering a great mix of features for cord cutters and gamers alike. However, all that greatness comes at a fairly high price. If you’re looking to save some money on your next streaming box, your best bet is the Xiaomi Mi Box S, but we’ve rounded up a couple of other options as well.

Best Overall: Xiaomi Mi Box S

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Here’s how to pair a Bluetooth controller to the new NVIDIA Shield TV

Even though NVIDIA no longer bundles its own gaming controller with the new NVIDIA Shield TV (2019), you’re still able to use the tubular streaming device for gaming — you just need to connect your own Bluetooth controller. Here’s how to get things set up.

Products used in this guide Best Android TV: NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) ($ 150 at Amazon) Game on!: SteelSeries Stratus Duo ($ 36 at Amazon) How to pair a Bluetooth controller with the  [Read More…]

The NVIDIA Shield TV Pro (2019) is my favorite purchase of the year

There’s a reason the Shield TV is the best Android TV box.

There’s no shortage of smart TV platforms, but in our household, we went all-in on Android TV. It started with a Sony 950D back in 2015, and over the last four years, we amassed three additional TVs that ran Android TV out of the box.

The end result is that I didn’t need a standalone Android TV box. I bought a Mi Box S to  [Read More…]

Has the NVIDIA Shield TV PRO been discontinued?

Best answer: The older 500GB version of the NVIDIA Shield TV Pro is indeed discontinued, but NVIDIA has refreshed the entire Shield TV lineup for 2019. The new and re-vamped NVIDIA Shield TV Pro uses the new Tegra X1+ processor, offers support for Dolby Vision, and ships with a much improved remote. The only downgrade is the modest internal storage, but you can add plenty of extra storage with a USB drive or a microSD card.

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Should you upgrade to NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) if you own an older model?

The NVIDIA Shield TV has a brand new processor and a tubular design for 2019… But is it worth upgrading from an older model?

NVIDIA Shield TV (2019)

NVIDIA’s Tube

$ 150 at Amazon

Pros Upgraded Tegra X1+ processor Easy to set up and use Better integration with Google Assistant Re-designed hardware compact and portable New remote is lovely to use AI-enhanced 4K upscaling is cool Cons No USB ports Less storage space and RAM  [Read More…]

Expand the storage of your new NVIDIA Shield TV with these microSD cards

The all-new NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) is here for all of your Android TV streaming and gaming needs. Despite having just 8GB of onboard storage, NVIDIA included a built-in microSD card slot so that you can house your entire video or music library. We have found the best microSD cards that follow with NVIDIA’s requirements for Speed Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 1.

Perfect Middle Ground SanDisk 256GB Ultra microSDXC Card

Staff pick

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NVIDIA Shield TV 2019 review: Improving on the best

The only Android TV box worth buying finally got a refresh.

While there are some Android TV boxes that are cheaper, or smaller, or maybe come with an extra feature or two that seem like fun, it’s difficult to recommend anything other than the NVIDIA Shield TV. It’s by far the most feature complete set top box running Android TV, due in no small part to the company’s tireless efforts to fill in the gaps where Google  [Read More…]