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Nvidia Shield Android TV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 220 reviews of Nvidia Shield Android TV. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the portability and size. The design and reliability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some negative reviews about the price.

usability, reliability, design, size, portability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Nvidia Shield Android TV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 98/100 = Excellent quality.

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Nvidia Shield Android TV Review


Streaming box. Nvidia's Shield Android TV console is a comprehensive solution for movie streaming and gaming. We'll take a closer look at the powerful set-top box with the updated Android 6.0 OS and its mature content offering.

4K 60 Hz support via HDMI 2.0, fast SoC, silent fan, headphone jack on the ontroller, expandable via USB ad SD card, GeForce Now and game streaming, Solid video capabilities

comparatively expensive, no dedicated audio-out on the console (just via HDMI), Android TV restrictions (task manager only with keyboard, limited app selection, sideloading)

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Expert review by: Brendan Hesse (

Nvidia Shield Android TV 16GB review


The nVidia Shield TV successfully straddles the line between streaming device and gaming console.

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Burns (

NVIDIA SHIELD TV Review (Gen2, 2017)


Over the past two years just one device has been in near-constant use at my home - that's the original NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV. This piece of hardware sits quietly to the side of my television and serves content to my family almost every day of the...

This NVIDIA SHIELD TV (Gen2) is largely similar to the original NVIDIA SHIELD (Gen1). In addition to having the same processor, RAM, and internal storage size options as the original, NVIDIA’s promised a software update for the original. The Gen1...

Jan, 2017

Expert review by: David Katzmaier (

Nvidia Shield Android TV review


The Nvidia Shield Android TV box tries to straddle two galloping horses headed in different directions. It's a difficult and potentially painful balancing act.

The Nvidia Shield Android TV streaming box offers best-in-class hardware, connectivity and gaming capabilities. It works with 4K streaming services including Netflix and YouTube. The Android TV platform delivers good conversational voice search from...

It's more expensive than any other streamer and doesn't include a remote, aside from the game controller. Native app selection is still weaker than that of Roku, Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV. The menu system seems designed to push users toward Google's...

The Nvidia Shield's 4K video and solid gaming chops will appeal to geeks, and software updates have made it more stable, but app shortfalls and a relatively high price limit its appeal.

Apr, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Burns (



If Nexus Player was Android TV's trailer, NVIDIA SHIELD is the platform's first big blockbuster. This piece of hardware exemplifies all of the high points of NVIDIA's hardware history, taking the Android TV operating system to a place that not only...

You don’t have to worry about this platform being new, like you did when PlayStation 4 and Xbox One launched. It’s already got a stable of games, pumped up and waiting for you to play. You don’t have to worry about this platform relegating which media...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Ganesh T S (

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review: A Premium 4K Set Top Box


The battle for the living room (i.e, controlling the television experience) is heating up with forays from multiple vendors. As the cord-cutting trend gains momentum, the time seems to be right for disruption. Roku has been around for a long time and...

The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV is based on the Tegra X1, which is, without doubt, a very powerful SoC. Ostensibly designed for mobile platforms - particularly tablets - Tegra X1 none the less finds itself in a very interesting (and perhaps unexpected)...

May, 2015

Expert review by: Jared Newman (

Nvidia Shield Android TV review: The future, at a price


In a year or two, 4K resolution will likely be a standard feature in streaming media boxes. Until then, we have the Nvidia Shield Android TV. The Shield is more than just an Android TV set-top box with 4K streaming. It's a lightweight gaming console,...

The Nvidia Shield Android TV is rough around the edges in both hardware and software. But between gaming, 4K video, and Google Cast, it’s capable of some tricks that other set-tops can’t touch. For those who crave raw power and future-proofing, the...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Kevin Purcell (

NVIDIA Shield TV Review


Ever since Google announced that Android TV would replace Google TV, streaming TV fans got excited, but the first round of devices lacked power. Other companies like NVIDIA came to the rescue with the NVIDIA Shield TV and saved Android TV from...

I love the NVIDIA Shield TV and think that it’s definitely worth the $250 when the user buys both the Shield TV and the remote. It’s more expensive than other streaming set-top boxes from Roku, Apple and Amazon, but it packs more power and better...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Sean P. Aune (

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review – So much unrealized potential


The set top box market is filled with devices that essentially all do the same thing with just minor tweaks here and there. But what happens if you throw a gaming console in there as well to give it an extra boost? You end up with the NVIDIA Shield.

Personally, at the current price point ($199.99 for 16GB, $299.99 for 500GB), I would wait and see what a few more updates add to the mix.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Lanh Nguyen (

NVIDIA Shield Android TV review


If you're a gamer, then NVIDIA has answered your prayers. It comes in the amazing form of the NVIDIA Shield Android TV. Let's take a look at it and see if it's worth your cash!

Here comes the moment of truth! Should you buy the NVIDIA Shield Android TV or go for a more affordable alternative? Let’s take a look at the price before we dig into that topic.

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications


HD type:4K Ultra HD
Supported aspect ratios:16:9

Ports & interfaces

USB ports quantity:2


Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Video apps:NetFlix, YouTube