Nvidia Shield TV (2019) review

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Specs / Features


Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 28-October-2019
Size 16.5 x 4 x 4 cm (6.5 x 1.6 x 1.6 in)
Weight 137 grams
(4.84 ounces)

Critic Reviews


Cnet

Go-to streamer for PC gamers and geeks

from Cnet

The Shield TV is a very capable streamer and it would also make a decent travel unit due to its portable shape and easy-to-find power connector. It's definitely worth a look if you're a PC gamer. It's fun, it's compact and offers some unique image quality functions that set it apart from cheaper...More

The Shield TV is a very capable streamer and it would also make a decent travel unit due to its portable shape and easy-to-find power connector. It's definitely worth a look if you're a PC gamer. It's fun, it's compact and offers some unique image quality functions that set it apart from cheaper devices like the Roku Streaming Stick Plus and the expensive options like the Apple TV 4K.

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Android Guys

The best all-in-one way to consume streaming content and play games in 2019

The new model has proven to be sufficiently powerful, responsive, and all a typical person might want. The 8GB internal storage may sound small when compared to what you see on phones, but that’s plenty to install your favorite streaming services and other apps. Moreover, a microSD expansion ca...More

The new model has proven to be sufficiently powerful, responsive, and all a typical person might want. The 8GB internal storage may sound small when compared to what you see on phones, but that’s plenty to install your favorite streaming services and other apps. Moreover, a microSD expansion card slot lets you add much more should you be more of a lean-in gamer as opposed to a lean-back consumer.

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Gear Diary

All-new design and a host of upgrades

from Gear Diary

If you don’t have a Smart TV with apps preinstalled, or you simply stream everything and want to use the Android Play Store platform to get all of your apps (and sideloads), the SHIELD TV is probably the best for this. With over 500,000 movies and 5,000 apps and games, there’s a LOT of conten...More

If you don’t have a Smart TV with apps preinstalled, or you simply stream everything and want to use the Android Play Store platform to get all of your apps (and sideloads), the SHIELD TV is probably the best for this. With over 500,000 movies and 5,000 apps and games, there’s a LOT of content to consume including fun games to play with family and friends.

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The Wirecutter

The best Android TV box

from The Wirecutter

The Nvidia Shield TV is well ahead of other Android TV streamers, with superior upscaling of non-4K content and a fast, clean interface.

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The Nvidia Shield TV is well ahead of other Android TV streamers, with superior upscaling of non-4K content and a fast, clean interface.

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Android Central

The only Android TV box worth buying finally got a refresh

from Android Central

Everything you need to have a great streaming and gaming experience, in a handy tube you can hide pretty much anywhere.

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Everything you need to have a great streaming and gaming experience, in a handy tube you can hide pretty much anywhere.

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Gear Hungry

Lets you transform your boring TV entertainment into something more immersive

from Gear Hungry

The NVIDIA Shield TV is a very stealthy and powerful streaming stick. It is the last piece of the puzzle for the ultimate in home entertainment.

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The NVIDIA Shield TV is a very stealthy and powerful streaming stick. It is the last piece of the puzzle for the ultimate in home entertainment.

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TechHive

Not just for us nerds anymore

from TechHive

The Nvidia Shield TV is still the best Android TV box, and it's not just for techies anymore.

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The Nvidia Shield TV is still the best Android TV box, and it's not just for techies anymore.

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Stuff

Powerful specs, impressive AI upscaling

from Stuff

More than a mere streaming device, the Shield TV will easily handle your premium video needs, with clever gaming smarts to boot.

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More than a mere streaming device, the Shield TV will easily handle your premium video needs, with clever gaming smarts to boot.

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Android Headlines

The only Android TV player worth buying

from Android Headlines

It is the best streaming player on the market. It runs smooth, its upscaling is more than just marketing talk, it doubles as a decent enough gaming machine, and it's design is great.

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It is the best streaming player on the market. It runs smooth, its upscaling is more than just marketing talk, it doubles as a decent enough gaming machine, and it's design is great.

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Pocket-lint

Android TV power play

from Pocket-lint

Nvidia has updated its Shield TV streamer with a more subtle-looking, more powerful model that ticks all the right boxes when it comes to making your TV smarter. Android TV has matured well over the years, while the new remote and AI upscaling feature both add good reasons to consider an upgrade.

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Nvidia has updated its Shield TV streamer with a more subtle-looking, more powerful model that ticks all the right boxes when it comes to making your TV smarter. Android TV has matured well over the years, while the new remote and AI upscaling feature both add good reasons to consider an upgrade.

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