Nvidia Shield TV (2019) review

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Specs / Features


Warranty (Months) 12 months
Release date 28-October-2019
Size 16.5 x 4 x 4 cm (6.5 x 1.6 x 1.6 in)
Weight 137 grams
(4.84 ounces)

Critic Reviews


Gadget Guy

Adds 4K Dolby Vision HDR/Atmos

from Gadget Guy

Gaming capability aside it is a perfect streamer with the ability to take content over a network, USB or the internet. It is Android TV OS, and regardless of what smart TV OS you have now, adds a lot of extra features. Downsides – you need to be a little tech-savvy to use all its features. You...More

Gaming capability aside it is a perfect streamer with the ability to take content over a network, USB or the internet. It is Android TV OS, and regardless of what smart TV OS you have now, adds a lot of extra features. Downsides – you need to be a little tech-savvy to use all its features. You need to connect via Ethernet cable – Wi-Fi AC 5Ghz supports 4K video but is a bit scatty unless you are in a few metres line-of-sight of a decent AC router.

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The Guardian

The best Android TV box with brilliant AI upscaling

from The Guardian

The original Nvidia Shield has long been the power user’s Android TV streaming box of choice, and realistically the only one I could recommend. But with its redesign as a hide-away tube and with a new, much more user-friendly and smartly designed remote, the new Shield TV is not only the best s...More

The original Nvidia Shield has long been the power user’s Android TV streaming box of choice, and realistically the only one I could recommend. But with its redesign as a hide-away tube and with a new, much more user-friendly and smartly designed remote, the new Shield TV is not only the best streaming box for power users, but one of the very best for regular people too – right up there with the Apple TV 4K and Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K.

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G Style Magazine

The best gets better

from G Style Magazine

With a starting price of $149.99, it makes the Shield TV more feasible for consumers to go out and purchase compared to its $200+ level it had out before. I gather removing the controller helped especially if some weren’t even using it. Plus, you can pretty much use any Bluetooth controller suc...More

With a starting price of $149.99, it makes the Shield TV more feasible for consumers to go out and purchase compared to its $200+ level it had out before. I gather removing the controller helped especially if some weren’t even using it. Plus, you can pretty much use any Bluetooth controller such as an Xbox One controller with the Shield TV at this point.  Its still one of the most expensive streaming devices up there with Apple TV but it has some of the best support out of all and continues to expand.

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Cnet

Go-to streamer for PC gamers and geeks

from Cnet

The Shield TV is a very capable streamer and it would also make a decent travel unit due to its portable shape and easy-to-find power connector. It's definitely worth a look if you're a PC gamer. It's fun, it's compact and offers some unique image quality functions that set it apart from cheaper...More

The Shield TV is a very capable streamer and it would also make a decent travel unit due to its portable shape and easy-to-find power connector. It's definitely worth a look if you're a PC gamer. It's fun, it's compact and offers some unique image quality functions that set it apart from cheaper devices like the Roku Streaming Stick Plus and the expensive options like the Apple TV 4K.

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Android Guys

The best all-in-one way to consume streaming content and play games in 2019

The new model has proven to be sufficiently powerful, responsive, and all a typical person might want. The 8GB internal storage may sound small when compared to what you see on phones, but that’s plenty to install your favorite streaming services and other apps. Moreover, a microSD expansion ca...More

The new model has proven to be sufficiently powerful, responsive, and all a typical person might want. The 8GB internal storage may sound small when compared to what you see on phones, but that’s plenty to install your favorite streaming services and other apps. Moreover, a microSD expansion card slot lets you add much more should you be more of a lean-in gamer as opposed to a lean-back consumer.

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Gear Diary

All-new design and a host of upgrades

from Gear Diary

If you don’t have a Smart TV with apps preinstalled, or you simply stream everything and want to use the Android Play Store platform to get all of your apps (and sideloads), the SHIELD TV is probably the best for this. With over 500,000 movies and 5,000 apps and games, there’s a LOT of conten...More

If you don’t have a Smart TV with apps preinstalled, or you simply stream everything and want to use the Android Play Store platform to get all of your apps (and sideloads), the SHIELD TV is probably the best for this. With over 500,000 movies and 5,000 apps and games, there’s a LOT of content to consume including fun games to play with family and friends.

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The Wirecutter

The best Android TV box

from The Wirecutter

The Nvidia Shield TV is well ahead of other Android TV streamers, with superior upscaling of non-4K content and a fast, clean interface.

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The Nvidia Shield TV is well ahead of other Android TV streamers, with superior upscaling of non-4K content and a fast, clean interface.

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Android Central

The only Android TV box worth buying finally got a refresh

from Android Central

Everything you need to have a great streaming and gaming experience, in a handy tube you can hide pretty much anywhere.

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Everything you need to have a great streaming and gaming experience, in a handy tube you can hide pretty much anywhere.

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Gear Hungry

Lets you transform your boring TV entertainment into something more immersive

from Gear Hungry

The NVIDIA Shield TV is a very stealthy and powerful streaming stick. It is the last piece of the puzzle for the ultimate in home entertainment.

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The NVIDIA Shield TV is a very stealthy and powerful streaming stick. It is the last piece of the puzzle for the ultimate in home entertainment.

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TechHive

Not just for us nerds anymore

from TechHive

The Nvidia Shield TV is still the best Android TV box, and it's not just for techies anymore.

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The Nvidia Shield TV is still the best Android TV box, and it's not just for techies anymore.

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