Nvidia Shield

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Nvidia's Shield TV is a feature-packed media streamer that's great for games, but Android TV is still lacking.

- Richard Easton , Expert Reviews 

While the Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops make it the most potent Android TV device yet, app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.

- David Katzmaier , Cnet 

Specs / Features


Enjoy infinite entertainment on a single device, including movies and shows in 4K Ultra HD or 1080p, your favorite songs at the touch of a button, and a new generation of great games. | Access favorite apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Sling TV (includes ESPN), Disney, Showtime, CBS All Access, Pandora, NBA, and Kodi (XBMC) - powered by Android TV. | Experience the most advanced gaming of any streaming media player. Play next-gen Android games only available on SHIELD or stream popular PC games from the cloud with GeForce NOW. | Chromecast is built-in, so you can cast from your Android or iOS... More

Enjoy infinite entertainment on a single device, including movies and shows in 4K Ultra HD or 1080p, your favorite songs at the touch of a button, and a new generation of great games. | Access favorite apps like Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, Sling TV (includes ESPN), Disney, Showtime, CBS All Access, Pandora, NBA, and Kodi (XBMC) - powered by Android TV. | Experience the most advanced gaming of any streaming media player. Play next-gen Android games only available on SHIELD or stream popular PC games from the cloud with GeForce NOW. | Chromecast is built-in, so you can cast from your Android or iOS phone to the big screen. Plus, Google voice search and commands make it easy to find something good within seconds. | Get unbeatable performance - 3x faster than Apple TV, 4x faster than Fire TV, and 10x faster than Roku 4. It includes 16 GB of storage (expandable up to 128 GB), the SHIELD controller, and an HDMI cable.

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Specification

Brand NVIDIA
Model 945-12571-2500-100
Size 12 x 2 cm (4.7 x 0.8 in)

Reviews (7.8/10 Avg. rating)


Sunday Express

Offers an impressive package

from Sunday Express

For me, the Shield TV could be the perfect gaming compromise for someone looking to cater to several 21st Century needs. Without needing to buy a separate console for games, a powerful PC, or a tablet, the right person will find most of what they need in one item. However, compromise does come into it as well, paying a big fee for a box that is hardly competitive against its app-heavy rivals will lead some to pause. Hopefully the Shield TV proves to be the start of something in gaming that will include more devices merging what an owner’s needs into one device, while also providing fr... Full review

GeekDad

A cord cutter’s dream

from GeekDad
There’s a reason I included the SHIELD TV in our Holiday Gift Guide. For under $200, the Nvidia SHIELD is an awesome cord-cutting smart TV box. With the added gaming features, cutting-edge 4K technology, and blazing speeds (compared to Apple TV, Fire TV, or Roku), the SHIELD TV is more than worth it and I highly recommend it... Full review
TechRadar

Two parts gaming machine, one part set-top box

from TechRadar
The Nvidia Shield is an awesome gaming system, but a mediocre set-top box. It's able to deliver stunning 4K content to your living room TV without breaking a sweat, but is ultimately limited by Android TV's lack of native apps and penchant for paid content... Full review
Alphr

The best Android TV device you can buy

from Alphr

As an Android TV device, there isn’t anything better than the Shield TV. While that’s a bit of a backhanded compliment, due to Android TV’s own limitations, Nvidia’s saving grace is its focus on games and 4K.

For the price, you’re getting a rather adept Android games console, a 4K-ready TV streamer and the exciting prospect of on-demand gaming through GeForce Now. It’s also a device loaded with more power than it actually needs, which means it should remain powerful enough to deal with the latest Android titles for some time to come. Furthermor... Full review

PC Advisor

Powerful processor, native 4K resolution and game streaming make this hard to fault

from PC Advisor

We’re extremely impressed by the Nvidia Shield both as a media streamer and as a games console. The beautiful UI and game-streaming technology is powered by one of the most impressive mobile processors on the market at the moment, and provides an experience akin to playing a PS4 or Xbox One. The native 4K resolution that supports 60fps playback is better than any other offering in the UK at the moment, with the Fire TV only being able to support 4K@30fps. GeForce Now has been coined as the ‘Netflix for gaming’ and although the library may be a bit sparse at the moment, the... Full review

The Gadget Show

Solid, although minimally flawed, game-centric entry into the world of Android TV set top boxes

from The Gadget Show
The Nvidia Shield TV is a solid, although minimally flawed, game-centric entry into the world of Android TV set top boxes, and thankfully, it’s not underpowered like the Ouya. At £150, this Android TV may be worth the investment if you want 4K Netflix and a few more games than what the new Amazon Fire TV offers. We can’t help but feel that the PS4 is one price cut away from making it redundant though, even if it lacks 4K powers... Full review
Expert Reviews

Feature-packed media streamer that's great for games

from Expert Reviews
The Shield TV is undeniably the best-equipped media streamer out there, but Android TV is still a limiting factor. There are far cheaper alternatives out there that will happily get Netflix and more to your television, if that's all you're after. Even Chromecast support can’t get around the lack of services, as not all of the big name TV channels support casting. If you’re only after something to stream video and catch-up services, save your money and go for a Roku 3... Full review
Tom's Guide

Powerful but pricey

from Tom's Guide
The Shield lets you stream some games from the cloud, cast video from your phone and play 4K videos smoothly, but it costs more than $100 more than most competitors. Get it if you can afford it and really want to play Android games on your TV... Full review
PC Magazine

Remarkably powerful

from PC Magazine

The Nvidia Shield Android TV is a powerful device that can do some really impressive things. It supports Netflix 4K, it can stream games from your PC or Nvidia's servers, and it can run Android versions of full-scale console games. However, it's still a pricey Android TV device, and compared with full-fledged game systems like the PlayStation 4, the Xbox One, and the Wii U, its content library is minuscule. If you have a 4K HDTV without Netflix, it's an affordable way to watch UHD content and get access to some games while you're at it, but it's held back by the frustrating software limitat... Full review

G Style Magazine

A gaming console in disguise

from G Style Magazine

The SHIELD TV is great device no questions about it. The thing is, it needs minor work. Having Netflix, Hulu and some streaming apps is cool but it doesn’t separate the SHIELD TV from any other streaming device out there. Chrome needs to be added and Google Now needs some minor tweaking and then the SHIELD TV gets that much better. Like I said earlier, these are problems that a simple software update can fix and I expect that will happen so i’ll be patient. As far as the gaming element goes, the SHIELD kicks ass. You get to play some great high end games on a small but powerful... Full review


Amazon.com Reviews Summary

1,564 from Amazon.com

1,564 Amazon.com shoppers shared a review for the Nvidia Shield. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.3 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.com customer reviews.

8.6/10

Amazon.ca Reviews Summary

90 from Amazon.ca

90 Amazon.ca shoppers shared a review for the Nvidia Shield. Ratings are generally positive, averaging 4.7 out of 5 stars. See all Amazon.ca customer reviews.

9.4/10

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