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  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Android TV/Gaming for a reasonable price

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    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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for Streaming Media and for Nest Cam

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    Lots of bells and whistles for using as a media server but the games I dont prefer and both remotes require time to get used too. The roku remote is what I am used too and prefer over the nvidia shield and the navigation on the roku too is more user friendly. However the nvidia shield is cool as I can call up my nest cameras to the big screen by google assistant. However the roku I can use the xfinity app and I cant on the nvidia shield. Infact I can't even chromecast the xfinity to the nvida shield as comcast blocks it. The nvidia shield is better then the roku but it kinda leaves ya hanging with a few apps I wish worked with the Nvidia shield. Whats really cool as the Nvidia Shields screen conversion turns all my chosen shows and games to to 4k where even my smart tv didn't. Nor the roku I have. I just wish the remotes were better and more practical.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent!

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    I piddled around with Roku, Raspberry Pi and a laptop. The Roku II I've had for a couple of years and it does the "channels" job nicely. My goal was KODI, though, and the Pi was always freezing up (reboot!) and the laptop (thin model) worked better but shutting down then reopening the lid to start her up again was getting to be a pain. You can put the Nvidia Shield TV to sleep and press any button to wake her up again. Although the Nvidia Shield TV comes in at the $200 mark, you do get a great yoke-style game control along with its simpler, smaller remote with just a few buttons but it makes life so much easier in the KODI <> scroll world. So I figured I paid $100 for the box (Roku price range} and the other $100 for the fine controls and got a lot of expand-ability (Android-based apps from Google), add a storage drive (or go for the $300 model built in!) . . . If you have a SmartTV already, you might not need any of these. If you have an HDTV just pre-Smart like mine, the Nvidia Shield TV has more horsepower to keep the stream flowing, And Nvidia has been producing top notch video cards for years so they have the tech down! If you're strapped for cash, maybe go Firestick (for KODI) or Roku. If you have the cash, Nvidia Shield TV is a better choice!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best streaming and gaming box hands down

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    I've had experience with many streaming boxes but I got to say the Nvidia Shield is the best box of them all I hardly run into a problem The Shield runs flawlessly and does everything I want it to do. If you want a streaming box you can depend on the shield is your pick it is worth every penny. I am the proud owner of 2 of these ultimate boxes and use them everyday for all my gaming and streaming needs!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Streaming box for gamers

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    I own a Roku, Chromecast (1st gen) and now an Invidia Sheild. This is by far my favorite streaming device that I have owned. It does what the others do (it has the newest version of Chromecast with Google Assistant built in) plus you can stream PC games to play on your television. I'm a causal gamer so this device is perfect for me. Plus it's tiny. It barely takes up any room. I highly recommend it. Note that you will need a good internet connection for streaming the games.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great streaming device

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    This is my first attempt at a review. I may leave a few things out, so I apologize in advance. So far, I'm loving this unit and what it can do. It runs on the Android 7.0 Nougat operating software and it is powerful and fast. It allows streaming of live television, movies, and music with surround sound and 4K HDR if you have the kind of television, receiver, and high speed internet for those options. If you need more memory other than the internal 16 Gigabytes storage, it has 2 USB 3.0 slots for thumb / hard drives and other devices. With access to the Google Play Store, there are so many apps to choose from. Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, etc. If you use Kodi, it is awesome to use on the Nvidia Shield TV. It comes with a game controller and a remote controller. Both have a microphone that allows for voice searches versus the on screen keyboard. The remote takes a little time getting used to. It doesn't have many choices to navigate the screen. It took me a while to get used to. There is a remote app for the device that you can download for Android and iOS devices, but they are a little buggy, especially the keyboard option. This device is also made for gaming. Unfortunately, I have not tried using it for games yet, so I can't really review that feature. There are a large selection to choose from though, including some of the popular console (XBOX 360 , XBOX ONE, PLAYSTATION 3 & 4) and PC.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

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    I have several streaming devices and the Shield is way, way above and beyond any I've used. If you stream a lot of content, this is the one you want. It's very fast and will easily handle anything you throw at it, so long as your internet is capable. I didn't even mention the gaming capabilities. Five stars!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    A Little Pricey, but Worth Your Money!

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    The Shield does cost the most of all steaming devices but quality costs. The device is easy to setup and lightning fast if you have the right internet speed. The device works with all the apps I wanted including the basics (Netflix, Hulu, YouTube), it also was easy to install Kodi, a VPN, and an IPTV service. If you're a gamer it has a ton of available free/purchase games which are easy to play with the comfortable ergonomic controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    I love the android box!

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

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    Very easy to use and it simplifies my streaming content.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Awsomw android box

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    Does evey rhing i wanted. It to do retro gaming kodi youtube netflix awsome and voice search

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best steamer

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    This is the best streamer on the market by a long shot. If you don't know how to set one up buy one already setup at www.premiertvbox.net

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Stopped working out of nowhere!!!

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    Let me start by saying I really enjoyed the box while it lasted. I bought the 2015 model back in May of 2016. Yes it is out of the 1 year warranty.... however, I expected a box of this name and price to last more than 1.5 years. After many attempts to do every hard reset trick there is, I contacted Nvidia customer support and was told they would look into it and would get back with me in a few days. I sent them pictures of the box, model and receipt. I have called back in the last few weeks to check on an answer and finally got the "Sorry, you're out of your year warrant reason". I wasn't expecting to get a brand new 2017 model or even a free box period. Buy I thought they would at least work with me.... maybe even get me a discounted model..... something. So this will be a lesson for me. Some companies go above and beyond to keep customers happy, and some do the bare minimum. Luckily I still have a 3 year old ROKU that works like the day I bought it. I will be more careful how I spend my money in the future.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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      We’re sorry to hear about your issues. Please reach out to us at SHIELD-BBY-support@nvidia.com and include a link to this review and we can help you with an RMA. nvidia

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    i love it

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    I could not believe play games on this thing I was Surprise u could so went on steam try a game called Defiance 2050 and my pc was off still able to play it that win I got won over. I'm one very happy camper

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Streamer

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    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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

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

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    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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Totally Worth The Money!

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    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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    The best Android TV box you can buy!

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    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
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Simply the best on the market today.

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    nVidia Shield TV is not marketed with crazy $ advertising so it is not well known but whenever you read a review it is glowing. That's because it is the best. The UI is really good and this thing is lightning fast. I couldn't stand the Amazon firestick because the UI was stupid and fairly slow. I loved the firestick for the remote though--and the Shield has (basically) the same thing. It is VERY cool to play the PC version of Call of Duty streaming to my big screen. Need For Speed is also super fun but I'm not used to the controller yet. Joystick on the PC is better but only because I haven't played enough. No lag--very fast. Set up Kodi and you've got yourself a super fast UI to watch all your videos--from any TV connected to your LAN (wifi or ethernet). P.S. Don't bother getting the 500Gb version (extra $100) unless you are a super serious gamer. You can add a USB stick or external HD.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Worth every penny

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    We spent years replacing cheap Android boxes about every six month at about $80 each, after the last one stopped responding, despite a rebuild, we decided to put the money into this one. Worth every dime spent. We didn’t realize how poor the buffering and general performance of a knock off Android box was until we used this one. The games are bonus fun (tomb raider!), and I was able to set up Amazon Prime, YouTube, and Netflix with my accounts with no issue at all

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for those that want a little "horse power"

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

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    If you want a top quality device for streaming and bonus gaming this is the one you want.... although more expensive than an amazon stick/cube I believe this is well worth the price .. get one to see how it compares to other devices. If you know how to side load apps you have many items to chose from (highly recommend you learn)

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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