|Model Name||NVIDIA SHIELD TV|
|RAM Size||2 GB|
|Flash Memory Installed Size||8|
|Ram Memory Technology||DIMM|
|Hard Drive Interface||Unknown|
|Hard Disk Description||Flash Memory|
|Operating System||Android TV|
|Processor Model Number||Tegra X1+|
|Graphics Card Description||Integrated|
|Graphics RAM Type||GDDR3|
|Graphics Card Interface||Integrated|
|Mounting Hardware||Remote Control|
|Number Of Items||1|
|Resolution||3840 x 2160 Pixels|
|Battery Cell Composition||Alkaline|
|Device interface - primary||Microphone, Keyboard|
|Product Dimensions||4 x 4 x 16.5 cm; 137 Grams|
|Item Weight||137 g|
|Item Model Number||945-13430-2509-000|
|Batteries||2 AAA batteries required. (included)|
|Date First Available||27 October 2019|
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player, Dolby Vision, MicroSD, Works with Alexa
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- Fast, Really Fast: The latest advanced NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor makes SHIELD up to 25% faster than the previous generation.
- Dolby Vision·Atmos: The fusion of Dolby Vision HDR picture and Dolby Atmos sound transforms your TV into an entertainment powerhouse.
- AI Upscaling: Upscale HD video to 4K using the power of AI. Crisper, clearer video enhanced to 4K resolution in real-time.
- 4K HDR: The most 4K HDR entertainment. All your favourite shows in the highest possible quality. Period.
- Item weight : 137 g
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I've had my Shield a week now after owning Fire TV's for the last 3 years & I have to say I didn't think you could top those streaming devices, well how wrong was I!
Nvidia Shield maybe a lot dearer than Amazon's current crop but there's a reason for that & I will explain as follows.
The Shield looks much crisper on screen in basic mode but turn on the Ai upscaling mode & pretty much everything looks 4k with no other problems being introduced it just works & it works amazingly well which for me was worth the extra money alone as I'm am very fussy when it comes to picture quality. Also there are absolutely no adverts on the homescreen unlike Amazon & you can pretty much tailor the look of that how you want it too.
Also this model only comes with 8gb on board storage which is similar to Amazon but if you add a 128 micro SD card like I have then suddenly you have a very large storage capacity that actually works & what I mean by that is once the extra storage is added it then automatically becomes your default storage location meaning you can add any of those large 2GB playstore games locally which you wouldn't really otherwise be able to do with the basic storage as you would very soon overload it, I previously had a Fire TV box that allowed a micro SD card but unfortunately it never allowed storage of most large games on the SD card which basically meant NO large games could be stored without using up all on board storage so that was absolutely useless unlike this little tube of dreams. Another thing worth pointing out is Playstation 4 & Xbox one wireless controllers work perfectly well with this machine too.
The only slight down point is the advertised usage of Nvidia Shields Triple A cloud based gaming service isn't as straight forward as I had hoped in that you basically have to apply for usage by being added to a waitlist which I'm now a week in & still haven't received clearance yet, I've been told it can take anything from 2 weeks to a month to come through so will edit this review if & when that actually happens. But to be honest there's so many title's available through the playstore that this isn't really a problem.
So in short if you're in the market for a new streaming device which actually can play very demanding games then there's no other choice than this fantastic bit of kit, do yourself a favour & buy the Nvidia Shiels you'll be so glad you did.
£150 for a streamer, yes it’s expensive, it's worth it. Wifi has been upgraded, on 5ghz I can now connect to AC dfs 100 channel, this channel is less congested so faster speeds. On my old shield i couldn't connect to any channel above 48. No reviews mention this. Dolby vision and Dolby Atmos are both supported. I was pleased to see Netflix now supports this, finally don't have to use my TVs LG app. AI up scaling is nice, turned my down to basic. Device is snappy, quick and appears less buggy mostly. These are the main upgrades.
OK here's the but! The funky cylinder design isn't functional, I don't think it's a good design choice for its case. That said I've secured it to the back of my TV on a vesa mount with cable ties. Don't see it it, don't need to touch, it's more an annoyance thank a deal breaker. The new remote, well I think it's more functional than any remote I've ever had, love the back lit buttons. The triangle shape of the remote is odd, Jury is out on if I like that or not. I use a harmony elite remote so again not an issue to me. I wish it had one USB port, as side loading apps sometimes needs a keyboard, guess I need a Bluetooth one now.
Going from 3gb ram to 2gb, doesn't seem to have made any difference to speed and usability, but be warned you only get access to the plex server app on the new Pro model. I use the plex app with a unraid server, so again not an issue to me. Overall I'm happy with the device.
After experiencing weird snow screen now and again which disrupted audio and picture for a couple of seconds here and there I sent my shield tube back and paid extra for the pro. It doesn't seem any faster, but no issues. Should have just bought the pro. Wasn't worth saving a few quid. I will keep this for many years to come. Buy the pro. Buy cheap, buy twice.
It integrates perfectly with other google devices and behaves exactly like a normal Chromecast when required, even controllable by other Google home devices. The CEC control is excellent with my TV and AV receiver talking to it immediately, and it can control the TV power (on and off) when using the included remote, which is also excellent.
TL;DR - It's a little pricey, but it does absolutely everything I could ask of it and more!
The initial set up was very straight forward with a guided process. Once on the main menu, you are given the Shield TV Launcher - and it's incredibly basic with a number of limitations. Firstly it has a number of "channels" - these are rows where certain apps can highlight things that you may be interested in. This is disappointing as only a few apps support this feature (which are the ones that don't interest me) and there are apps you do want to highlight things to to you - but are not supported. In the end I customised this view and switch off all of these highlighted feeds, leaving just one row of your favourite apps at the top of the screen.
All of this is done with the Toblerone-esque remote control, which feels great to use. It does come fixed with a dedicated "Netflix" button and as someone who doesn't use the service its a shame it can be reprogrammed to be a shortcut for what I want it to be.
Next on to the apps. It's highlighted in the promotional materials that 1000s of Google Play apps and games are available, although this should be taken with a pinch of salt. By default when you go to the Google Play Store on Shield, it will only allow you to install apps that are optimised for Android TV - this excludes pretty much a lot of the apps you would use on your tablet or phone. This is not Nvidia's fault, but you need to be aware that apps can be allowed/disallowed by its developers to run on Android TV/Tablets/Phones, and with this in mind it restricts what apps are available.
From a UK TV and games perspective, you can get the following Android TV streaming apps straight away and enjoy...
- tvplayer (provides free live streams of BB1, BB2, ITV, Channel 4, and a few others - you can pay extra for other channels)
- BBC iPlayer
- itv Hub
- Amazon Prime Video
- Sky News
- Plex (useful if you already have a Plex server at home)
- Spotify (there is an in-built version of Spotify and a different app store one)
You can NOT get the following in the Google Play store for the Shield TV
- All4/Channel 4 on Demand
- Sky Go
- Now TV
In order to work around these limitation its possible to install APKs from a third party web site. Just add the APK to the SD card and install - please be aware this is an unofficial process. Sadly it was not possible to get All 4 or Sky Go or Now TV working in this way - the apps would crash out and close.
On the other hand this did allow to install the Xbox Game Streaming app (Project xCloud) and runs beautifully along side GeForce Now.
So now that you have installed (sideloaded) an app, you can try to add it to home screen as a favourite, but the Shield TV Launcher doesn't allow you to add sideloaded apps in this way. And on top of that, there is no way to organise apps in to sections or folders such as "Games", "TV, "Films", etc.
In the end it was a paid third party app (ATV Launcher Pro) that I installed and managed to arrange the menu as I would like including side loaded apps that would've been hidden with the default home screen. It was surprising how much the app offered over and above the simple launcher - creating sections, folders, changing app icon, size, number of rows, colours, images... none of which were in the Shield TV menu by default. I would say though that my time with ATV Launcher Pro was great 90% of the time, as I had a few freezes and hangs - though I would say that was not the fault of the Shield TV.
For gaming, you have a number of option to play.
- Some Google Play Store games that are optimised for Android TV (you should check on the Google Play website under your existing purchased games if they are compatible on Android TV and you can re-download to Shield TV)
- Nvidia's GeForce NOW service. A subscription service that lets you play your own Steam, uPlay, Epic, EA Origin games.
- Nvidia's GeForce NOW "Free with Shield TV". A few games are provided free of charge as on the Shield TV including Tomb Raider.
- Nvidia Game Stream. Allows the Shield TV, to stream games from your Windows PC to you Shield TV - from place in your home to another. Your PC must have a Nvidia GTX based graphics card to make use of this.
- Steam Link. Similar functionality as "Nvidia Game Stream".
- Moon Light Game Streaming. Similar functionality as "Nvidia Game Stream".
- You can also side load Xbox Game Streaming (subject to being a member of the programme). The only limitation I found with running it this way is there was no way to close the app. The original Android mobile app, need touch input to access a menu to close - not possible on Shield TV. You could exit the app back to the launcher menu but it would leave the app running in the background and consuming network bandwidth - I had to go to the Android Settings > Apps > Streaming > and then Force Stop.
I should add that by default the Shield TV will try to connect to a 5Ghz WiFi router (if your router has also 2.4 Ghz) - so it is worth making sure you have fast broadband and router for this purpose (or just use an Ethernet cable), as the game streaming network requirements are quite intensive
It's also worth mentioning it was fairly easily to connect Bluetooth XB1 and PS4 controllers, and navigate the menus and apps. When the Shield TV is in sleep, turning on a XB1 controller that already been paired will wake the Shield TV up.
Overall this is a fantastic device, only let down by the terrible home screen launcher that should not be the case for a £150 device, that can be out done by a £3 app. And to a lesser extent the limitation of Android apps if not optimised for an Android TV device - though that isn't Nvidia's fault.