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- Enjoy infinite entertainment on a single, easy-to-use device, including movies and shows in 4K - now with HDR, the next big thing in TV technology. Plus, access your favorite songs at the touch of a button, and a new generation of great games.
- Get the best experience in Netflix and YouTube with support for 4K HDR in Netflix, 4K 60fps in YouTube, and universal voice search and private listening in both. Plus, access thousands more apps, including favorites like HBO, HULU, ESPN, VUDU (supports Ultraviolet and Dolby Atmos), Disney, PBS Kids, Showtime, CBS, Pandora, Spotify, Sling TV, NBA, MLB, Plex, and Kodi-all powered by Android TV.
- Just say what you want to see and let Google's revolutionary voice search technology find it within seconds. Then get the most comprehensive search results of any streaming device with results from over 60 apps, including Netflix, YouTube, HULU, HBO, VUDU, and more. And Chromecast is built-in, so you can cast from your Android or iOS phone to the big screen.
- Expand your entertainment with 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.
- Experience unbeatable performance that delivers the best streaming media experience - 3X faster than Apple TV, 4X faster than Fire TV, and 10X faster than Roku 4. SHIELD features 500 GB of storage (expandable up to 128 GB), the SHIELD controller, and an HDMI cable. With Plex Media Server built-in, SHIELD Pro gives you a powerful media server for streaming all your movies, TV shows, music, and photo collections to your phone or tablet, anywhere.
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Rule the Living Room.
Transform your TV experience with NVIDIA SHIELD. The hottest movies and shows in brilliant 4K HDR. Your favorite songs at the touch of a button. And a new generation of great games.
Features at a Glance
- NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor
- 256-core NVIDIA graphics
- 64-bit CPU
- 3 GB RAM
- Android TV, Google Cast Ready
- HDMI 2.0b, 4K Ultra HD with HDR
- 500 GB storage
- MicroSD card slot for additional storage
- 802.11ac dual-band Wi-Fi
- Gigabit Ethernet
- Two USB 3.0, one micro-USB port
- SHIELD controller included
Let Google’s advanced voice commands do the work for you. Quickly find what you want with search results from over 60 top apps, including Netflix, HULU, VUDU, HBO, YouTube, and more. Even cast a show or pictures to your TV from your PC, Android, or iOS device with built-in Google Cast.*
*Casting optimized for selected services only. Streaming quality for other content might vary. Supported operating systems and devices: Android 2.3 and higher, iOS 7 and higher, Windows 7 and higher, Mac OS 10.7 and higher and Chrome OS (version 38 or higher).
TV Shows and Movies in 4K HDR
Watch in 4K HDR from apps like Netflix*, KODI (XBMC), and PLEX. Enjoy rich Dolby 7.1 or Dolby Atmos surround sound**. And plug your headphones into your SHIELD controller or remote for private listening.
Marvel’s Daredevil MARVEL & ABC Studios.
*Netflix Ultra HD and HDR limitations apply. Visit nflx.it/4K and nflx.it/HDR.
** Audio pass-through.
*** SHIELD stand sold separately.
Built to Perform
The advanced NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor delivers up to 25 times the performance of popular streaming devices*. Plus, with 16 GB of storage, a MicroSD slot, and USB 3.0 ports for expandable storage, you now have the speed, power, and storage to rule the living room the way you want.
*Compared to Roku 3 (GFXBench T-Rex benchmark).
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Stream PC Games in the Cloud
GeForce NOW lets you stream a library of new and classic PC games at up to 1080p* resolution at 60 FPS from NVIDIA gaming supercomputers in the cloud. Enjoy a collection of 50 classic titles or buy newly released games from our online store and play them immediately. Sign-up for our free three-month trial today!
*See our website for more details.
Play SHIELD Games on the Big Screen
SHIELD is the best way to enjoy premium Android games—from family favorites and indie hits to the most advanced Android TV games with rich gameplay and intense multiplayer action.
Transform your TV experience with 4K HDR streaming, advanced gaming, and Android TV — only on the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV streaming player. NVIDIA SHIELD is an amazing 4K HDR (as well as Full HD) home entertainment system, delivering incredible resolution and picture quality in favorite apps like Netflix, HBO, HULU, YouTube, VUDU, ESPN, Major League Baseball, NBA, Showtime, Disney, KODI, and PLEX. Vivid 10-bit color and rich Dolby 7.1 and Dolby Atmos surround sound make this a true home theater experience. Or plug your headphones into your SHIELD controller or SHIELD remote for a private listening experience. Say "Oscar-winning movies" or "launch Netflix" and let Google's advanced voice commands find content for you on your Android TV. Universal search capability provides access to the most comprehensive list of search results from over 60 top apps including Netflix, HULU, VUDU, HBO, YouTube, and more. Get personalized recommendations on your home screen. Even cast a show or pictures to your TV from your PC, Android, or iOS device with built-in Google Chromecast support. SHIELD makes your smart TV experience fast and easy. Download premium Android games—from family games and indie hits to the most advanced Android TV titles with rich gameplay and intense multiplayer action. Or join GeForce NOW to connect to NVIDIA's gaming supercomputers and enjoy unlimited streaming of popular PC games or buy newly released games from the online store. Enjoy what The Wall Street Journal calls “the highest performing streaming TV set-top box ever made”. NVIDIA SHIELD is over 3X the performance of new Apple TV, new Fire TV, or Roku 4. NVIDIA SHIELD Pro comes with 500 GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot for external storage, 802.11 2x2 wireless AC with MIMO, Gigabit Ethernet, two USB 3.0 ports as well as a game controller as well as an HDMI cable.
Top Customer Reviews
Pros: Great media streamer. Using Kodi, handles every format I have with excellent video and audio quality. Streams everything (EXCEPT AMAZON VIDEO) without issue, again in excellent quality. Android gaming works well - this is as good as it gets for now, and for the first time gives a hint that Android might be a viable gaming platform in another year or two. Streams games locally with moderate quality and lag issues. nVidia GameStream allows games to be streamed from nVidia's servers to your living room (if your Internet connection is better than mine).
PROBLEMS: My first unit suffered a hard drive failure that was widespread enough to still be sticky'd on the official nVidia support forums. The RMA process was painless, which made this experience more palatable. The RMA'd unit then failed under similar conditions. Now my third unit is having hard disk issues - twice now, I've woken it from sleep to "out of storage space" errors because it suddenly started seeing the 500GB hard disk as having only 11GB of space. The only fix was a factory reset.
The hard disk is a hybrid model that combines flash memory with a spinning disk. Even in deep sleep, the shield keeps the hard disk spinning, which makes noise, consumes power, and generates heat. I can't imagine that this will help any of the Pro models survive as long as we might like them to.
Android gaming is a very hit-or-miss experience because of the slow access speed of the hard disk. Games stutter or freeze intermittently, and loading times are very slow. This is not an issue shared by those who have the 16GB model, but then again they have so little storage they probably aren't playing many games.
Streaming from a home PC is a similarly lackluster experience. Connected by gigabit Ethernet to my powerful desktop with GTX970, I still experience enough lag and video pixelation that I've gone back to running a long HDMI cable to my living room instead of using the Shield. This defeats the biggest selling point for me.
BOTTOM LINE: AVOID THE PRO model if you really want this device. Better yet, look at other streaming devices and give Android TV and nVidia another generation to sort out these issues.
We're very sorry about your bad experience on several occasions. We would like to get you a new unit and make this up to you. We have taken note of your special case in our customer care system. Please contact our 24/7 customer care team at www.nvidia.com/nvcc and share this customer reference number 151209-000530.
NVIDIA Community Team
People still telling you there's no 4k content? Search for 4k cameras like the AX-100, GH4, Red and Blackmagic and you'll find a wide variety of content guaranteed to mesmerize you with detail you've never seen before. Cast to the always-on device. It even wakes up your TV and switched inputs for you. If you have Kodi installed, WOL will even wake your PC up (unless you're using the Shield itself to store your content) when you try to access your media. It's a shame that Google customizes all YouTube media players and they are not consistent across devices. For example the YouTube player on my Sony 4K TV offers related videos, options to subscribe, look at video information etc. that is much better though it's not 4k. That's right, Sony gives you a 4K TV but the YouTube video is not 4k! More power to Nvidia.
The mini remote is a joy to use and worth every penny of it. Plug in a splitter and a pair of headphones for brilliant crackle and hiss free audio for two (or more). The voice recognition is scary accurate and the fact that you can leave your receiver (or TV) volume high and control it all the way up or down with the remote is brilliant. Stick that remote in your pocket as you work on something else while you follow your show or listen to music. The Spotify TV app while not perfect is a great add on for premium subscribers.
I'm going to skip the game reviews as I haven't spent too much time there. Honestly, it's like a free UHD/4K gaming console that comes with your Android TV and media center! Time to buy that Nvidia stock as they've taken their leadership in the PC gaming hardware world and are now moving to capture the entertainment and automotive industry.
What I miss: an Amazon player, a browser, optical out for 5.1 (yes Nvidia, people like me don't want to throw out a perfectly good premium receiver just because everything comes with HDMI these days).