A couple of months ago we did a review on NVIDIA Shield, a new 4K HDR streaming media player that provides consumers with a smarter home theater experience at a very efficient cost. Last week at CES, the company announced the new NVIDIA SHIELD TV is now available. (Check out GearBrain's review of the new NVIDIA SHIELD TV here.)
SHIELD – the most advanced streamer – packs the fastest, smoothest 4K HDR video with infinite apps and entertainment including Netflix and Plex Media Server. If that wasn't enough, SHIELD is the first Android TV streaming box to have the official Amazon Video app in 4K HDR.
SHIELD stands alone among media streamers, with the widest range of gaming capabilities and richest assortment of game content. GeForce NOW has been upgraded with Pascal performance, delivering instant gaming satisfaction, with no downloads or patches. NVIDIA GameStream harnesses the power of GeForce graphics cards to cast games from PC to SHIELD, for a big-screen living room experience. And SHIELD is the best way to enjoy premium Android games, including The Witness, which also launched today.
3X faster than the closest competitor and now shipping with both a remote and a game controller, SHIELD provides the best, most complete entertainment experience in the living room.
What is also nice about this new media streaming device is the fact it can now be controlled by voice. GearBrain is a big believe in AI technology that can power voice activation. We believe voice is the new app. SHIELD is the first streamer to announce support of Google Assistant. Coming soon, Google Assistant will ensure your SHIELD transforms not only your living room, but your entire home. SHIELD also can work with Samsung's SmartThings hub as well as paired with NVIDIA SPOT, an AI mic accessory. If you connect to either of these hubs, SHIELD becomes the central backbone of the smart home with AI , extending intelligent control throughout the house.