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NVIDIA - SHIELD TV Gaming Edition 16GB Streaming Media Player with Controller - Black

Upgrade your home theater system with this NVIDIA SHIELD Android console. It lets you stream 4K HDR movies and TV shows and play hundreds of PC-quality games via GeForce NOW or Android streaming. The 16GB of internal memory stores your favorite multimedia files, and the voice search feature of this NVIDIA SHIELD Android console lets you access content immediately.

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • NVIDIA SHIELD Controller
    • NVIDIA SHIELD Remote
    • NVIDIA SHIELD TV Gaming Edition 16GB Streaming Media Player
    • Power adapter

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    97% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1601 out of 1664)

    Included Free


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    Features


    Google Assistant built-in

    Ask it questions and see the answers on your TV, including Google photos, your calendar, sports scores, and more. Plus, cast apps to your TV with Chromecast 4K built-in.

    4K resolution with High Dynamic range

    Watch Netflix and Amazon Video in crisp 4K HDR, and YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, and VUDU in 4K. Apps like HBO Now, Spotify, and ESPN meet all your entertainment needs.

    Chromecast 4K Ultra built-in

    Share your valuable photos, fantasy football lineup, or that thing you just have to show your friends to the big screen from your Android or iOS phone.

    Cut the cord

    Apps like YouTube TV, Hulu, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue give you access to live TV and sports without the mess and stress of a cable box.

    Smart Home Ready

    Use your voice to dim lights, turn up the temperature, view your Nest cam on the TV, and more. Add SmartThings Link to turn your SHIELD into a Zigbee and Z-wave smart home hub. Also works with Arlo.

    NVIDIA-powered gaming

    Cast games from your GeForce®-powered PC to your TV in 4K HDR at 60 FPS. Get NVIDIA-powered cloud gaming on demand with GeForce NOW™. And enjoy exclusive Android™ games only on SHIELD.

    Home Theater Experience

    Enjoy the ultimate visual experience with 4K HDR quality and the most immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound pass-through.

    16GB storage memory

    Enough memory for system files and a small amount of additional storage. SHIELD has two (2) USB 3.0 port that supports external USB hard drives and SD card slot for expandable memory.

    Supported video formats

    4K HDR ready; Up to 4K HDR playback at 60 FPS (H.265/HEVC); Up to 4K playback at 60 FPS (VP8, VP9, H.264, MPEG1/2); Up to 1080p playback at 60 FPS (H.263, MJPEG, MPEG4, WMV9/VC1)

    Audio support

    Including AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, MP3, WAVE, AMR, OGG Vorbis, FLAC, PCM, WMA, WMA-Pro, WMA-Lossless, DD+/DTS (pass-through), Dolby Atmos and Dolby TrueHD (pass-through), DTS-X and DTS-HD (pass-through).

    Supported audio formats

    Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound pass through over HDMI High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192 kHz over HDMI and USB High-resolution audio up-sample to 24-bit/192 kHz over USB.

    USB 3.0 Type A Interface

    Quick plug-and-play connectivity for your devices and accessories.

    Bluetooth 4.1 interface syncs with compatible devices

    Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.

    High-speed wireless connectivity

    Built-in 802.11ac Wi-Fi connects to the Internet through your wireless home network (wireless router required and sold separately).

    Compatible with most TVs

    Easily connects to HDTVs.

    Web-based services and content require high-speed Internet service. Some services may require a subscription.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.7 out of 5 stars with 1664 reviews

    96%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Incredible Streamer

      Posted
      RJDSTi
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      All things considered, the Nvidia Shield is an excellent streaming box. There are other options out there for less than the Shield’s price point worth considering but, should you desire a 4K video streaming player that can handle some of your favorite games, this is the perfect addition to your audiovisual armory.There’s plenty to appreciate about the new Nvidia Shield. But out of everything –the 40% reduction in overall size, the integration of Google Assistant, the addition of Amazon Instant Video for the first time on Android TV – the best changes are the ones that happened to the streaming video box’s operating system, Android TV. It’s far and away better than it was when the gaming-centric streaming box first came out close to two years ago. A greatly improved universal search function on top of a larger selection of apps on top of Google Home and Assistant integration have finally empowered Nvidia’s hardware to really shine. Said simply, if there’s ever been a time to take a serious look at Nvidia’s already-great streamer, this is the time to do it. But let’s hold on for a second. Maybe this is your first experience with the Nvidia Shield, the $199 / £189 (about AU$260) 4K-capable, HDR-ready video streaming device that’s been developed by a primarily graphics card-focused company. If it is, what you’re reading about is one of the most powerful streaming video players on the planet – one that can double as a gaming system, and triple as the center of your smart home. It has the power to stream your favorite shows like Amazon Fire TV or any one of the Roku players, but with the added perk of being able to play Android TV and some PC-quality games via GeForce Now. Finally, while other streaming devices might make you tack on a Bluetooth controller in order to really enjoy games (cough, Apple TV), Nvidia Shield comes with a completely re-designed gamepad that works much better than it did previously. It has its shortcomings, but overall Nvidia’s Shield TV has enough on offer to persuade even the most ardent of skeptics to give this little streamer a shot. Design When you picture a streaming video player you might call to mind a sleek, flat square no more than an inch or two high, or a small hockey puck-shaped plastic box. Nvidia Shield isn’t quite like either of those. Nvidia eschewed traditional design years ago and has developed its own style for the Shield that’s neither round nor flat, but an interesting mix of criss-crossing lines, unique slants and stark angles. The headline feature here is that the 2017 Shield is 40% smaller than before, bringing it from about 20cm (8-inches) wide down to about 13cm (5-inches). It’s able to shed some plastic by dropping the micro-SD card slot that used to hang out on the back and retail in only one hard drive size – 16GB. (Of course, Nvidia tells us that the 500GB version of the Shield will still be available at the old 2015-version size, too, but it will cost a bit more and be called the Nvidia Shield Pro, check out our original Nvidia Shield review for an overview of the hardware). So what ports are left? Spin it around and you’ll still find Gigabit Ethernet, HDMI 2.0a and two USB 3.0 ports. Although the box is compatible with 802.11ac Wi-Fi your best bet for consistent 4K video streaming or GeForce Now gaming is going to be running an ethernet cable directly from your router into the box. All that said, its diminutive stature actually makes the console smaller than the included controller, something which has also gotten a facelift for the new year. The 2017 Shield TV controller is less bulky than its predecessor and much more angular. The surface of the controller is covered in a triangle pattern that, in some ways, makes the controller easier to hold in your hand. These new controllers won’t offer the touchpad that you’d find on the ones that shipped with the original Shield, and that’s because Nvidia said those were a holdover relic from the “web browser on your TV” craze. That said, you can still use the original gamepads with the 2017 Shield should you have any of them laying around. And while the latest controllers say goodbye to the touchpad, you can still find a built-in microphone on each and every controller. That’s used, among other reasons, to activate Google Assistant – a Siri equivalent built for Android devices – which we’ll touch on soon. The controller is a step in the right direction on all accounts, but admittedly it’s still not the best pad out there for extended play sessions, especially when stacked up against Sony’s DualShock 4 or Microsoft’s Xbox One controller. We could enumerate the number of tweaks Nvidia needs to make here, but the first steps Nvidia should consider taking here would be to make it weightier, more durable and redesign the triggers, D-Pad and face buttons. Nvidia says the controllers are rated for around 60 hours of battery life, but didn’t say if that number is for active use or standby mode. The controller turns itself off after a period of use to save on power so it’s sort of tough to say how long it can last on one charge. Here’s some good new, though: Each and every Nvidia Shield will now ship with a basic remote – something that used to be an optional accessory – for free. The remote has a built-in microphone in case you stray too far from your controller, a set of three simple buttons for navigation and a touch-capacitive channel to raise and lower the volume. It’s an excellent addition, and something that makes it much easier to use the console as just a streaming box if you don’t want to bother with the gaming side of things for a session.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Fantastic Android TV/Gaming for a reasonable price

      Posted
      Eloquence

      I'm stunned how a little Android TV like this can pack so much punch! What I love: - Small - no noise what so ever - comes with a remote and gamepad - quick, responsive - It plays local files and files over my network, EVERY format I THROW AT IT! - How it was shipped (the packaging), the box, the experience - Pairing any type of external peripheral devices was a total Breeze (Rii i8+ Bluetooth Mini Keyboard, and Xbox 360 Controller) - It's a futureproof box. I do not see myself changing this anytime soon, and I don't even have a 4k tv yet! What I like: - The software it comes preloaded with! - The quality of streaming - YouTube, Netflix, Amazon, Kodi! (Video) - The community (help, tutorials and more) - Playing my classic Emulated Games - Cord cutting all in one replacement (I flushed my cable service provided TV and replaced it with the Shield and Antenna) - The price for what you get. It may seem steep, but when you actually see what you get for $200 it's a decent deal - The remote seams cheap at 1st, but it really is top quality, even compared to a PS4 remote - Game selection is good What could be better: - The interface (OS) of the shield it a bit clunky in my opinion - this box can be as simple or as complex as you want it to be, and when things get complex, you got to know what you are doing. - My Wife cannot use this when she wants to show something to our kids - Not as many compatible apps form Google I would have liked. - I found GeForcenow to be a good selling point, but in realty I do not use it that much... The experience is stable but you need a very good internet connection, and the games are a bit dated. I rather play my emulators, but that might be just me. Get this box if : You want a fantastic streaming cord cutting futureproof machine !!! You will not regret it! It's an All in one package for a good price! $200 is a hefty sum, but think about it, you just cut $80-100/ month on Television, you will pay this back in no time!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Amazing streaming box - But, read on for real life

      Posted
      Fitfreak

      If you looking at this review, you probably have already read/seen all the reviews singing praise for this TV box. While it is true that this is the most powerful and flexible TV box in the market, there are some things we assume/expect such a powerful device to do but realize the shortcomings only after you start using the device every day. Before that, some of the positives or features I needed which only shield is really good at. - Dolby Atmos pass through (There are devices which can bit-stream but this device and pass through Lossless formats such as Dolby Atmos and DTS HD - Run Plex server no other streaming media has this feature to my knowledge. I have a QNAP NAS which can also do this but I moved the Plex server to Nvidia Shield to take the strain off the QNAP. Now the NAS is just serving as media storage. - Custom Rom’s to play legacy games. To my surprise I enjoy this feature more. Capability to play old games is really nice. Well there are a multitude of other things this TV box can do. But, the above were the ones that stood out in my use case. Now to the drawbacks - Color space switching- this has been a big problem for me (at least connected to my Vizio P65 tv). In spite of being connected to high bandwidth HDMI port and having deep color output on in my TV, this box would not switch BT2020 color space automatically. I have to set it manually but once I switch input in the TV and come back to Shield, it would default back to Rec707. This turns out to be a pain in the back if you frequently switch between HDR content and non HDR. I had reached out to NVIDIA with all the details but it is not solved till date in spite of multiple back and forth communication and recent Android update. - CEC between NVIDIA and VIZO P65 is also not streamlined (I don’t know about other TV models) Shield would not turn on the TV every time I power it up. So, I have to keep the TV remote close by just in case Shield CEC fails which is another annoyance - HDMI dropouts. This seems to be a common issue (at least to one other case that I know of. A friend of mine who has Shield +Sony X900e setup) Once in a while the TV box would lose HDMI sync with the TV. The only way to bring it back is to restart the TV. - HDR-SDR conversion. This is another major drawback of NVIDIA shield. I am running a 1080P projector in my dedicated media room with Dolby atoms setup. When I play back HDR files from my NAS through Shield, The picture quality is poor (when compared to my Sony UBP X800 Blu ray player). The HDR to SDR conversion done by Shield is bad and picture looks washed out. The irony is Sony cannot pass through Dolby Atmos (from MKV files) but is better at HDR to SDR conversion. Shield can pass through Atmos but is bad at HDR to SDR conversion. So, when I want to play back HDR content with Dolby Atoms audio, I have choose either good picture quality (Sony BDP) or good sound (NVIDIA shield) I might look like I am nitpicking but these major annoyances on everyday use. Especially of you switch frequently between HDR and Non HDR content. I wanted to highlight the above shortcomings because I want other potential buyers to know what they are getting into when purchasing this expensive TV box. In spite of all these, it’s fun to use and tinker with it every day I am still amazed by the speed at which Shield can open apps and load amazon, Netflix and YouTube videos. Bottom line is this highly capable TV box which does many things well if not all. If you are a curious person enjoy tinkering with your setup frequently, this device is for you.

      I would recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        NVIDIA Community Team

        Hi,
        We’re sorry to hear about your issues. We know the issues well with the TV mentioned above and unfortunately they need a TV firmware update to resolve and are not specific to SHIELD. Many of us have this TV as well and hope fixes come soon. nvidia

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      The best Android TV box you can buy!

      Posted
      CordCutter
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Can't say enough in this short space but I can cover its main points: 1. Has a Plex server built in, other boxes can't do, and can also run Kodi, as others do, but the Shield does it best. Nobody else has the Nvidia Tegra 1 chip, ( if you're not familiar, just know it's the best). 2. Comes with 16GB storage, but can be expanded with a USB stick or drive, (recommend 1TB or more if using Plex for all of your movies as a server. If just streaming media, 16GB is fine). Drive memory is merged into the internal memory which is great, but the drive is encrypted to the Shield, so you would have to reformat it to use elsewhere, but just get a dedicated drive. Picked up a 4TB drive for $100 here as well, and it's networked on the Shield to all devices in my house, no PC server needed. Awesome! 3. Streams 4K and HDR. If you have this, it's sweet. Not too many boxes do this, and the very few other ones don't do it as well. 4. Runs all Android apps, Hulu, Netflix, and only one to run 4K Amazon Prime, (plus all the other streaming apps, i.e. Terrarium TV, Mobdro, etc. sweetly, especially with a Real-Debrid account). You should first download ES File Explorer to get Chrome and Aptoid. Sideload other apks not offered by the TV version of Google Play Store, (YouTube this box and there are tutorials to get all of this set up info). Add an IPTV service for about $15/mo and you're golden. 5. They have GeForce Now gaming built-in and you get about 170 games free to stream, plus your Steam account games. (you need about 100 Mb connection for perfect streaming i.e. Spectrum min. is now 200 Mb), but when you cut cable you can afford to upgrade. 6. Google Voice Assistant is built-in. Works awesome. Ask it to play music and movies from your services; weather and sports info; whatever you can do on your phone. Plus, you can control home devices if you have those type of devices. All in all, it's a bit pricey but you really get what you pay for! I have 3, (1 for each TV, and they're networkable so we can share data on the network), and I don't regret it.one bit. When you cut the cable and upgrade your internet for half the price, or more, they pay for themselves. If you're serious about cable cutting this won't disappoint you like a cheaper box. Like I said, just YouTube this box, not enough space here...

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Totally Worth The Money!

      Posted
      CyberStorm
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      I decided to drop Buckeye Cable because it seemed like the prices just kept going up and up. I was hesitant on getting SlingTV because I tried it out with the Xbox One app and it was just horrific. I decided to get the Apple TV (4th Gen) instead of using the Xbox One app because we knew someone that had it and it worked well, but at the last minute I changed my mind after reading reviews for this device. And all I have to say...is wow what a great choice I made!! I had a Best Buy gift card which at least reduced the cost for me, so the cost wasn't the issue at the time. I hooked the device up and instantly I was in love. The remote control that comes with it is great. The controller that comes with it is great. I love being able to use the controller or remote to talk to the device to search for something. Not only that, but I absolutely love Android over Apple products (though Apple does do great things on some levels that Android doesn't), but the apps work great on Android. I love using Hulu, Amazon Prime videos, Google Videos, Sling TV, Netflix, and even Vudu. They all work great on this device!! The ONLY issue I have had so far with this device is actually not the device. It was just the Sling TV app and once in a while (and not often), using the back button will cause the app to crash but other than that...it's amazing!! I love being able to use Videocast (Chrome App on Windows) to stream movies from my PC upstairs to the NVIDIA SHIELD. It totally replaced my Google Chromecast since it literally functions the exact same way. I use this device along with the Electrical Outlets as my means of internet in the basement and it all just comes together perfectly. I cannot say enough about how much I love this device!! I would recommend this device to everyone and anyone that was thinking of using a streaming device. Ohh...and did I mention you can stream your games from your computer as well to this device? That works great as well!! I love being able to stream my Hearthstone game to my TV. :) If on the fence, I think you would love it. I think we watch more TV now then we did before because of this device. Ohh...and you can download the CBS/Fox/NBC app as well to this device which allows you to stream the local channels that Sling TV doesn't offer because they are free anyways. And you can hook up a USB drive or external drive to watch movies or pictures from it as well. It's just a complete package and as you can tell...I absolutely LOVE it! :D

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Excellent! But a few notes about running Plex...

      Posted
      Kaizen61
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      Overall, I am really happy with my Shield. I'm not a gamer and I bought this primarily for it's ability to run as a Plex Media Server. I bought a new 4k TV and it's impossible to watch 4k content over my wifi from my old PC Plex server. Plex really pushed this ability and as a PlexPass member I bought in... Now since there are 2 USB ports and the latest update supports adoptable storage, I thought I could save myself $100 bucks by buying a 16GB model and then attaching a USB HDD for my media and buying a 128gb stick drive to expand the internal memory. The HDD worked great, but here's the problem with the 128gb stick. While it DID expand the Shield's internal storage, Plex - for some unfathomable reason - stores all of it's metadata (the movie reviews, posters, PlexPass content features; all the stuff that makes Plex worthwhile) ONLY IN A SECURE LOCATION IN THE SHIELD'S PHYSICAL INTERNAL STORAGE. It does NOT use adoptable storage as a location for the metadata. If you have a halfway decent collection of music, movies and TV shows, this will quickly blow out the internal storage to the point where your Shield will lock up. Why Plex has done this is beyond me. If I had known this, I would have bought the more expensive 500gb model, but Plex not only didn't make this information available when the Shield launched, they also haven't fixed it yet. It's not a problem on Shield's part; kodi stores all it's metadata in adoptable. So this is something that you should know about before making a purchase. Otherwise, I'm super pleased with playback on the Shield and am starting to play games on it and loving features like Live Channels. It's a great device, but be aware of Plex's current limitations on it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

      Newer isn't always better!

      Posted
      Tw3ak
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      To me "NEW" was just a way of saying nvidia found a way to make it cheaper made. It is now cheap plastic and has alot of the functions removed that it's 2015 predecessor has. 1) They removed the microsd slot, Now you may be asking yourself who cares? Can't i still just use a usb drive? SURE but it won't be as fast as a class 10 high speed microsd imo. 2) No power button on the device anymore, The 2015 model you can tap on the nvidia symbol to turn off or on your device without the remote and this is removed now on the new version the symbol is there but does nothing anymore. 3 ) Remote isn't just plastic it is cheap made mine was messed up out of the box with click sensitivity have to push hard to even get it to work and i have friends that have also reported weird bugs with the new cheaper made remote, I don't care that BT 2015 remote allegedly runs down faster i can plug it in and charge it and at full charge lasts me 2 weeks or more and it works better anyway in my opinion and it isn't hard to recharge when you go to bed and aren't using it. 4) No more headset to remote enless you use controller instead, I don't like that i can't lay in bed and watch tv without my wife yellin at me to shut it off because i can't plug in headphones anymore without having a bulky controller sitting in my lap now. 5) The new model runs HOT! I can touch the bottom of the device and it is pretty hot to the touch, not that i think it is so hot it is a problem but my 2015 model i can touch it anywhere and not feel like it is overheating, The new one seems to run hotter since they crammed it into a smaller case. 6) the box makes promises that nvidia isn't keeping! Right o nthe box it boasts about google assistant that isn't even in it yet! Amung other things media reported it would do at release that it doesn't do. I can list more things but you get the idea, In conclusion in my opinion all nvidia did was take same hardware and find a flimsier way to put it into cheaper plastic and call it new, and i whole heartly believe the 2015 model is a way better made product then this new 2017 one. If you have the 2015 model i would recommend you keep it! If you thinking of adding device to another room i would suggest getting the Xiaomi Mi Box it has almost same specs as the shield as well as android 4k hdr 60fps ect ect does everything the shield does and in my opinion just as fast minus the nvidia games. I am very disappointed in nvidia with this new release, They intentionally discontinued the previous so they could cut corners on the new product. They shouldn't have even released a new model without a new cpu or ram or something hardware related to make it worth discontinuing a previous model and worth paying out for it. I will be returning my 2017 model and keeping my old one as it will update to 7.0 anyway soon and be better then the new one anyway. If people don't own one yet it is a very nice device compared to alot of others out there especially if you want it to game but is it $200 nice? that's up for debate but i have Mi Boxes in 2 other rooms and i actually prefer them 90% of the time the remote is nicer with volume up/down button instead of sloppy finger slider like shiellds and they only cost $60 on sale they are a very fast little boxes.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Best streamer I currently have

      Posted
      AusTexBoy
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      I've had it only for a day (the base version, not Pro). So far I love it's streaming apps. Netflix, Amazon, Plex and Sony's Ultra app support 4K HDR, Youtube, Google Movies, Vudu and Ultraflix and a fwe others support 4K (no HDR yet, rumored to come later for Vudu and Youtube). The Netflix app had to be updated on the Google Play Store to get HDR support. Feels much faster and responsive than my Roku, and better than my Apple TV as that only does 1080p. Sadly, no Google Home/Assistant support with handsfree mic yet - that apparently comes later this year, even though Nvidia has been touting it as if it's already supported. For now, you have to press a button on the remote or the controller to talk to the system. That works very well. An annoying thing initially - accidentally touching the vertical touch area for volume control on the remote would pop up a message saying volume is controlled with the amp. I solved it in Settings by enabling CEC Audio. Now the little Shield remote also seamlessly controls the amplifier volume, and no annoying popups on the TV when that area is accidentally touched - easy to do. The interface is fast. Launching apps, browsing content in them, playing is almost instantaneous. It supports Dolby ATMOS in Vudu. My Shield is connected to my Denon amplifier which supports ATMOS. I have not explored the gaming aspects at all. Improvement requests to nVidia: 1. It currently upscales everything to 4K. I wish it'd give an option to send content at the content's original resolution to the TV and let the TV upscale it. 2. Support the TWC (now Spectrum) app for live TV. 3. Add 4K support for Hulu. My XBOX One S already does, which I use for 4K blu-rays and 4K content on Hulu. 4. HURRY UP with the "Google Home" handsfree update. To me, this is the best streamer on the market now that includes pretty much all the popular streaming content apps. The handsfree microphone update (like Google Home), when it comes, will make it an amazing device.

      I would recommend this to a friend





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