Google Assistant And Amazon Echo Included
Today NVIDIA revealed the SHIELD TV and SHIELD TV Pro, powered by a Tegra X1+ processor with a 256-core NVIDIA GPU and 2GB RAM on the base model, 3GB for the Pro. For local storage on the base model you have a preinstalled 8GB SD card with the OS, programs and a wee bit of space, which can be upgraded with a larger SD card while the Pro offers 16GB and can be expanded with USB drives or an internal drive.
The new processor doesn’t just give the menus added zip, it adds support for Dolby Vision, Dolby Atmos, Dolby HDR and HDR10 as well as native 4K support and AI-enhanced 4K upscaling for 720p/1080p sources, with a 30 FPS ceiling. Connectivity is handled via a gigabit LAN port, 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi or Bluetooth 5.0 + LE as well as the remote, of course.
The SHIELD Remote comes with a remote locator in case you ever lose it somewhere, as well as accepting voice commands so you don’t actually have to know exactly where it is as long as it can hear you seeing as how it works with both Alexa and Hello Google. The Android TV (Pie) device provides access to over 500,000 movies and shows and more than 5,000 apps and games through Google Play as well as PLEX, NVIDIA Games, Netflix and just about any other streaming service you can think of; barring Disney+ possibly.
You can grab the SHIELD TV for $150, the Pro version for $200.
NVIDIA today raised the bar higher still for streaming media players — unveiling the next generation of SHIELD TV, which delivers unmatched levels of home entertainment, gaming and AI capabilities right into the living room, starting at $149.