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Nvidia Shield Android TV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 217 reviews of Nvidia Shield Android TV. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Game Consoles for all reviews. Opinions about the connectivity and size are on the whole positive. The design and reliability also get good feedback, but there are some negative opinions about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Game Consoles the Nvidia Shield Android TV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: (notebookcheck.net)

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: David Katzmaier (cnet.com)

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 (slashgear.com)

NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Review

 

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 (anandtech.com)

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 (macworld.com)

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: Sean P. Aune (technobuffalo.com)

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 (androidauthority.com)

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

Expert review by: Matt Safford (computershopper.com)

Nvidia Shield (Android TV) Review and Ratings

 

The 2015 Shield is a powerful, well-designed showcase for Android TV and the future of streaming and 4K content—and one that should improve as the ecosystem matures. It's worth a flyer for gaming-minded users.

Snappy performance ; Voice search is a cool game-changer ; Easy to expand storage via MicroSD or USB drives ; Impressive gaming capabilities

Android TV is slick, but feels unfinished ; Pricey for a TV box, especially once you factor in accessories ; Gotta-have-it remote costs $50 extra ; Future pricing of Grid gaming service up in the air

As both a showcase for Android TV and a slick, powerful piece of set-top hardware, the Shield excels. While we couldn’t test the 4K Netflix playback due to the still-nascent nature of HDMI 2.0, the fact that the Shield is 4K capable

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Julio Urquidi (tomshardware.com)

Nvidia Shield Android TV Console Review

 

Today we take a look at the latest addition to Nvidia's Shield line of gaming devices. No mobility here, this new Shield is for the living room!

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Rik Henderson (pocket-lint.com)

Nvidia Shield Android TV review: 4K and gaming meet in powerhouse box - Pocket-lint

 

Where the Nvidia device more than makes up for the current lack in the popular services of today is in offering the very best support for the services

4K video at 60fps via HDMI 2.0, BBC iPlayer on an Android TV box, the best cloud gaming platform around, Tegra X1 processor ensures unparalleled performance, Google Cast abilities, voice commands and search, Game Controller included

No remote control in the box, Android TV is still lacking in app support for many big name services, gamer-friendly looks are an acquired taste

Number of Android TV-supported apps aside, the Nvidia Shield Android TV is the best media streamer out there bar none. There are devices that profess to offer more content and channels, such as those by Roku, but when it comes down to it there are only...

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Performance

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

Ports & interfaces

USB ports quantity:2

Software

Lifestyle apps:Google Apps
Video apps:NetFlix, YouTube