Nvidia Shield Android TV | A True Console Killer?


Based on Android TV, NVIDIA SHIELD is the most powerful smart TV platform ever built, and it delivers amazing entertainment experiences and apps to your living room. NVIDIA® SHIELDTM enables the best Android TV experience with personalized entertainment recommendations, instant access to your entire Android media collection, powerful and versatile voice search capabilities, the best 4K and media playback support, and the best gaming experience compared to all other smart TV boxes.

Best Smart TV

SHIELD delivers the best Smart TV experience. Powered by Android – the world’s largest operating system. SHIELD Android TV supports the industry’s most useful and intelligent voice search, personalized recommendation for content, and instant access to your entire Google Play movie and music collection.

With integrated Chromecast, SHIELD is uniquely a cross-platform smart TV player that allows both iOS and Android users the ability to cast their favorite apps from mobile devices to their TV.

Best 4K and media playback

SHIELD delivers amazing media playback capabilities and is the most versatile media playback device for your living room, able to replace your outdated HTPC (Home Theater PC). SHIELD supports all the popular video and audio formats. It is also the first, and currently only smart TV box that is capable of playing 4K videos at 60 frames per second (HEVC Main10 Profile). SHIELD also supports pass through of Dolby 7.1, Dolby 5.1, DTS-HD, DTS-HD MA, Dolby True HD and AC3 audio via HDMI to your home theater receiver for an immersive surround sound experience.

Built for Performance

NVIDIA SHIELD is powered by Tegra® X1, NVIDIA’s newest and most advanced mobile processor. Tegra X1 includes NVIDIA’s highest performing, and most energy efficient MaxwellTM GPU architecture that brings ultra-fast streaming, and amazing graphics quality for games with performance that is up to 25X higher than other streaming boxes.

Console-Quality Android Gaming

Powered by NVIDIA Tegra® X1, the world’s fastest mobile processor, and paired with the ultra-responsive console-grade SHIELD Wireless controller, NVIDIA SHIELD delivers the first Android platform that lets you enjoy console-quality Android games run locally on SHIELD. The graphics quality in Android games optimized for Tegra X1 rivals the graphics quality of leading game consoles. Enjoy amazing games such as Doom 3 BFG, Borderlands The Pre-sequel, The Talos Principle, and a rapidly growing library of over 200 console and PC class games that are optimized for SHIELD.

Exclusive Subscription-Based NVIDIA GeForce NOWTM Cloud Gaming Service

For those wanting to take their gaming experience to the highest level, SHIELD brings a GeForce® supercomputer into the living room through the NVIDIA® GeForce NOWTM cloud gaming service. Powered by high-end gaming supercomputers in the cloud, NVIDIA GeForce NOW enables you to play recently released AAA games such as Mad Max, GRID Autosport, Shadow of Mordor, Witcher 3 and Lego Marvel Super Heroes without needing an expensive state-of-the-art gaming PC. Enjoy a responsive GeForce-class gaming at up to 1080p resolution and silky smooth 60 frames per second.

SHIELD Specifications

SHIELD delivers an amazing living room entertainment experience and the hardware is fully loaded with numerous connectivity, interactivity, and expandability features. The key specifications of NVIDIA SHIELD are listed below.

  • Powered by NVIDIA Tegra X1, the world’s highest performing mobile processor
  • 3 GB of System Memory
  • 16 GB of built-in storage
  • microSD slot that supports current and future microSD cards up to 2 Terabytes in capacity
  • 2 Full sized USB 3.0 ports for connecting USB accessories such as external hard drives, webcams, fight sticks, keyboards, mice, and others
  • USB 2.0 micro-USB port allowing SHIELD to attach to PCs as a storage device, or for ADB connectivity and others uses
  • Gigabit Ethernet port for reliable and lightning fast connectivity
  • 802.11 ac, 2×2 MIMO Wi-Fi for the best Wi-Fi experience
  • Bluetooth 4.1 for Bluetooth accessories such as speakers, keyboards, mice, headsets, and others
  • Infra-red port for connectivity with Logitech Universal remotes
  • Full sized HDMI 2.0 port with HDCP 2.2 to display 4K 60p and DRM protected content
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