NVIDIA Announces The SHIELD, Their First Android TV Set Top Box/Console/Supercomputer – Powered By Tegra X1
NVIDIA has just announced a brand new addition to their SHIELD family of gaming-focused Android products. Simply called the SHIELD, this time NVIDIA is aiming for the TV. Using Android TV NVIDIA is bringing gaming on Android to a new level. NVIDIA calls this device a gaming console, even as far as a supercomputer.
The SHIELD runs on top of the Tegra X1 chip previously announced at CES 2015 along with 3GB of RAM. The device is both able to stream and run 4K content thanks to that X1 chip. The device has HDMI out the back, has both WiFi and Ethernet support, microSD expansion, and two USB 3.0 ports.
The SHIELD comes with a remote that is similar in design to the remote on the Nexus Player and the Amazon Fire TV. For gaming, you’ll be able to use the SHIELD controller seen on the NVIDIA SHIELD Tablet. Games will be curated by NVIDIA in the SHIELD Hub including everything from normal Android games to PC ports to brand new console games. NVIDIA says there will be 50 games available at launch.
NVIDIA is bundling the SHIELD controller in the box with the SHIELD for the low price of only $199. That’s an amazing value for everything you’re getting. So, how fast are you buying this?