CES 2017: First Look at the New NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

Shacknews got our hands on NVIDIA's brand new SHIELD Android TV Console at CES 2017. Check out this informative interview about one of the coolest things we saw at CES!

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The brand new NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Console received a material update at CES 2017. The console now incorporates Google Home Assistant powered by a microphone in the gamepad and supports the NVIDIA Spot for maximum internet of things. Other major updates to the console include a unified games library that incorporates Uplay, Steam, Origin, and Xbox for Windows games under one easy to navigate user interface. Players will also be able to stream games to the console from their PCs in 4K and with HDR support. The remote control and gamepad have both also seen some improvements. There is a lot of great value packed into this $200 Android console. Please take a look at this interview for more information about the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Console.

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    January 12, 2017 6:00 AM

    Asif Khan posted a new article, CES 2017: First Look at the New NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

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      January 12, 2017 6:28 AM

      I have the first SHIELD TV. It is a slick device, and my preferred media streaming device. (I've used a Roku 2, as well as consoles, for streaming.) My only complaint is that it doesn't yet have an official Amazon video app, but that's being fixed (finally) in the new one. Game streaming from a PC also works pretty well, though gaming on it isn't a primary use of mine.

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      January 12, 2017 2:54 PM

      I am pumped for the new controller to arrive, hopefully Monday!

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      January 12, 2017 3:25 PM

      noob with this stuff, but basically this is like SteamLink on steroids? you can stream Steam/Origin and any other games, plus TV/Kodi stuff?

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        January 12, 2017 3:27 PM

        Pretty much, you also get access to gamestream (Nvidia s paid game streaming service) and premium Android games made for Nvidia tegra stuff.

        Basically it's the best Android TV box there is.

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          January 12, 2017 3:33 PM

          If you get the Pro version, or plug in a USB hard drive, I believe it can also be a Plex server. If you're looking for that kind of thing.