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NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player

NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player

NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
NVIDIA Shield TV | 4K HDR Streaming Media Player
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Features

  • World Class performance - blazing fast and versatile enough to be a streamer, game console, media server, and smart home hub. Fully customizable, shield continues to evolve and get smarter with new features
  • 4K HDR home theater - enjoy the ultimate visual experience with 4K HDR quality, immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and dts-x Surround sound pass-through, and the most 4K entertainment
  • Unlimited entertainment - apps for all the movies, TV shows, games, and music you dream of. Cord cutting apps. Chromecast apps. View Google Photos and search for Entertainment with simple voice commands
  • Google and ecosystems - the Google Assistant, Google play movies and music, and works with Google Home. Alexa controls shield hands-free with echo, Plus Prime video and music
  • Smart home ready - control smart devices such as lights, thermostats, and cameras with your voice and set convenient schedules with the Google Assistant and SmartThings Link (sold separately)

Description

Transform your TV experience with NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Enjoy Netflix, Prime Video, and Vudu in stunning 4K HDR. Cut the cord and ditch your cable box with apps like YouTube TV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue. Cast your favorite apps to your TV with Chromecast 4K built-in. Run Plex Media Server and transcode your content to any device. Use the built in Google Assistant to see results on your TV: control playback on your favorite shows, share your photos, see your Nest cam, display your calendar, and check the traffic, also play the latest songs, dim the lights, and so much more, all with your voice.. It’s more than TV. It’s your entire living room—smarter and more connected. Always updated, never duplicated, level up to SHIELD TV and never look back. Power - 40 W power adapter (5-10 W typical consumption)


Brand Name NVIDIA


Item Weight 8.8 ounces


Product Dimensions 6 x 1 x 4 inches


Item model number 945-12897-2500-100


Batteries 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Color Name Black


ASIN B075RXV2VR


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 6,855 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #22,207 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #213 in Streaming Media Players


Date First Available October 18, 2017


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Features

  • World Class performance - blazing fast and versatile enough to be a streamer, game console, media server, and smart home hub. Fully customizable, shield continues to evolve and get smarter with new features
  • 4K HDR home theater - enjoy the ultimate visual experience with 4K HDR quality, immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and dts-x Surround sound pass-through, and the most 4K entertainment
  • Unlimited entertainment - apps for all the movies, TV shows, games, and music you dream of. Cord cutting apps. Chromecast apps. View Google Photos and search for Entertainment with simple voice commands
  • Google and ecosystems - the Google Assistant, Google play movies and music, and works with Google Home. Alexa controls shield hands-free with echo, Plus Prime video and music
  • Smart home ready - control smart devices such as lights, thermostats, and cameras with your voice and set convenient schedules with the Google Assistant and SmartThings Link (sold separately)

Description

Transform your TV experience with NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Enjoy Netflix, Prime Video, and Vudu in stunning 4K HDR. Cut the cord and ditch your cable box with apps like YouTube TV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue. Cast your favorite apps to your TV with Chromecast 4K built-in. Run Plex Media Server and transcode your content to any device. Use the built in Google Assistant to see results on your TV: control playback on your favorite shows, share your photos, see your Nest cam, display your calendar, and check the traffic, also play the latest songs, dim the lights, and so much more, all with your voice.. It’s more than TV. It’s your entire living room—smarter and more connected. Always updated, never duplicated, level up to SHIELD TV and never look back. Power - 40 W power adapter (5-10 W typical consumption)


Brand Name NVIDIA


Item Weight 8.8 ounces


Product Dimensions 6 x 1 x 4 inches


Item model number 945-12897-2500-100


Batteries 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Color Name Black


ASIN B075RXV2VR


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 6,855 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #22,207 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #213 in Streaming Media Players


Date First Available October 18, 2017


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • World Class performance - blazing fast and versatile enough to be a streamer, game console, media server, and smart home hub. Fully customizable, shield continues to evolve and get smarter with new features
  • 4K HDR home theater - enjoy the ultimate visual experience with 4K HDR quality, immersive sound with Dolby Atmos and dts-x Surround sound pass-through, and the most 4K entertainment
  • Unlimited entertainment - apps for all the movies, TV shows, games, and music you dream of. Cord cutting apps. Chromecast apps. View Google Photos and search for Entertainment with simple voice commands
  • Google and ecosystems - the Google Assistant, Google play movies and music, and works with Google Home. Alexa controls shield hands-free with echo, Plus Prime video and music
  • Smart home ready - control smart devices such as lights, thermostats, and cameras with your voice and set convenient schedules with the Google Assistant and SmartThings Link (sold separately)

Description

Transform your TV experience with NVIDIA SHIELD TV. Enjoy Netflix, Prime Video, and Vudu in stunning 4K HDR. Cut the cord and ditch your cable box with apps like YouTube TV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue. Cast your favorite apps to your TV with Chromecast 4K built-in. Run Plex Media Server and transcode your content to any device. Use the built in Google Assistant to see results on your TV: control playback on your favorite shows, share your photos, see your Nest cam, display your calendar, and check the traffic, also play the latest songs, dim the lights, and so much more, all with your voice.. It’s more than TV. It’s your entire living room—smarter and more connected. Always updated, never duplicated, level up to SHIELD TV and never look back. Power - 40 W power adapter (5-10 W typical consumption)


Brand Name NVIDIA


Item Weight 8.8 ounces


Product Dimensions 6 x 1 x 4 inches


Item model number 945-12897-2500-100


Batteries 2 Lithium Metal batteries required. (included)


Is Discontinued By Manufacturer No


Color Name Black


ASIN B075RXV2VR


Customer Reviews 4.4 out of 5 stars 6,855 ratings 4.4 out of 5 stars


Best Sellers Rank #22,207 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics) #213 in Streaming Media Players


Date First Available October 18, 2017


abunda_amazon_reviews Why you SHOULD get it: This is hands-down the best tv streaming device out there. You just need to know (or google in about 5 minutes) how to use it. Most apps you need are in the included Google Play store, but you can side-load any android apps that aren’t (google it). You can put third party apps on the home screen by adding shortcuts to them (google that too). It has Netflix and Amazon streaming apps pre-installed (you need to have an account for those respective services to use them). It can play any audio or video file type with the right app. You can plug-and-play an external hard drive, and transfer files to and from other computers and drives on your network. You can stream from any device on your network. The interface is better than Fire TV, and the new Fire TV doesn’t have USB input for extra storage. You can use any programmable or learning (aka “universal”) IR remote. You can use any Bluetooth controller. You can stream live TV with the right apps if you’re a subscriber to that live TV service. It’s fast. It’s small. It looks pretty cool. Not only does it work, but there is absolutely nothing I can think of that anyone would want to do with it as a video streaming device, that this device can’t do. It is far and away the absolute best device for that purpose. If it’s defective or faulty or DOA, return it and get another one. Now, having said all of that, a caveat regarding gaming: The pocessing power is there. You can stream games from PC with the right setup, and it will work for that. In the long-run though, it’s an android device. If your main intention for getting the Shield is gaming, I would recommend going with a PC, or a console instead. Retro games are flawless on the Shield, but for hardcore gamers of current games, I don’t think it’s the best choice. As a TV, Movie, Video, and retro-games media center though, the Shield TV and an external hard drive are the best possible option out there. As for the price. It’s a little more expensive than some other options. It was massively on sale during the Thanksgiving and “cyber” sales period. If you want the best video media center, it’s worth it. Why you SHOULDN’T get it: Maybe you don’t need all of that. If you just want to stream Amazon and Netflix, a Fire TV is much cheaper and performs those functions just fine. The Shield is for people who want a lot more options in their media and more control over what, where, and how to play it. You just have to know or learn how to use it. If you don’t need those extra perks, or the time and energy required to learn how to get it to do what you want isn’t worth it to you, look elsewhere. As far as giving it one star because it was defective or DOA: return it for a replacement. As far as giving it one star because you don’t like the remote: use a different remote. As far as giving it a bad review because it’s too expensive: you knew how much it cost and paid for it. While I can appreciate that these issues might be frustrating, none of them is a fault of the product. If it doesn’t do what you thought it would, you didn’t do the research first to see what the device is capable of. I did a ton of research before purchasing the Shield TV. For me, it’s not only the best option, but far surpasses the capabilities of any other choice on the market right now. I just don’t understand all of the negative reviews.;;Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;I really don’t understand all of the negative reviews.;;Daniel Wolterink;;;I Just received my Nvidia shield in the mail, the SHIELD TV not the PRO. Whats' in the box? NVIDIA SHIELD TV Remote Controller Power Adapter Charging Cable (for controller) What's not in the box? HDMI cable - This is rather annoying, but most people will have another one laying around somewhere. Initial build quality impressions: 4/5 Unit does not have a very substantial feeling to it, feels rather lightweight and a little flimsy. Both the remote and gamepad have a good feel in my hands and I enjoy holding them. For what it is the build quality is adequate though, just don’t drop it. Getting started: 4.5/5 Upon starting the unit you will need to setup the unit with your Google account. This can be either done using the controller or using your android smartphone / tablet. The latter, did not work for me. I received an error that something went wrong and the setup aborted on my phone. No big deal, the on screen setup is rather painless. After the setup the device will download a rather large (1.07GB) software package and then ask to restart. Upon restart the SHIELD will take you to it's main app screen. Interface: 5/5 The main interface is very clean and very fast. Apps are laid out in the traditional tile orientation with menus being very easy to navigate. HDR Test: 4/5 One of the major reasons I purchased this is the HDR support that it offers over other boxes. So, first thing I did was sign into my Amazon Prime Instant Video account and fire up an episode of "Mozart in the Jungle". As soon as the video launched the TV switched over to HDR settings and I was good to go. Amazon: HDR is working. Youtube: HDR NOT working: Attempted to play "The World in HDR" TV is not switching to HDR settings Netflix: Update 1/16/2016: HDR is now working. You need to update the Netflix app via the "Google Play Store" on the main dashboard in order to have HDR work. Internal Storage: 3.5/5 The base version has 16GB of internal storage, which is realistically 11GB after allocation. Time will tell if this will suffice for my needs. It should be noted that a MICRO SD CAN NOT be used with the base version, that slot is only on the pro version. It did allow me to connect a 128GB USB flash drive to be used as additional internal storage. Gaming: 4.5/5 I tested a few Android games that I bought previously from the Google Play Store. I played Final Fantasy and Goat Simulator. Both games mapped controls as if you were playing on a console and it translates well to the SHIELD. I did not try any kind of game streaming yet as I don't have access to any content at this time. Game Emulation:5/5 I've gotten a few questions on emulation and gamepad input lag so I did some testing on a few different emulators. So far I've tested MUPEN64, Snes9x+, ePSXe, MD.Emu and NES.Emu. In all instances the software automatically mapped the NVIDIA Gamepad to appropriate buttons. All of the games I tested ran very smoothly, with a little bit of situational lag on the N64 Emu, but this was with settings maxed. I noticed absolutely no input lag from the gamepad and everything felt very responsive. It's possible people who are very sensitive to input lag may feel differently, YMMV. Gamepad: 4.5/5 The game pad is almost the exact same size as my XBOX ONE S controller with a button layout a little closer to a Sony DUALSHOCK controller, with the D-Pad being above the left stick. The game pad battery does not come fully charged so I suggest plugging it in and charging it after unboxing if you want to use it. Remote 4/5 The remote is not chargeable and does not use a traditional AA/AAA battery. It instead uses 2 "CR 2032" flat cell batteries that are claimed to last about a year. To change the batteries you need to use a fine point (pen etc.) to press in the small button on the bottom of the remote, the battery tray should then eject. UPDATE 1/21/2017: Like many of the other reviewers my remote is completely worthless now. Initially I did not notice any issues with it, but lately it is either lagging severely or not responding at all. Hopefully this can be resolved with software updates, if not NVIDIA is going to need to replace all of the remotes. My current remote version is 1.03. UPDATE 2/19/2017: Android TV 5.1 and remote firmware v1.05 both had a rollout on my device on 2/18/2017. The combination of these updates seems to have greatly improved the functionality of the remote. Aside from the initial lag when you "wake" the remote, it seems to be completely lag free now. Thank you NVIDIA for resolving this issue that has plagued so many of us. Voice Search: 3.5/5 Voice search so far seems very nice, but as far as I can tell it doesn't find programs on Prime Video from the home screen. If I say "The Man in High Castle" it will pull up a review and a cast list, but no option to watch on Amazon. But if I search "X-Files" It will show up as available to watch on "Netflix" and I can watch it. The voice search is supposed to get more support at a later date with the addition of Google Home features. Network: 4/5 In order for the SHIELD to appear on your network, you need to update the PLEX server first and enable the device in the "Storage and Reset" menu. For some reason I was unable to update PLEX server in the "Google Play" app on the device and I had to manually push it from the google play store on my PC. UPDATE 1/17/17: I've recently been having issues with the other PCs in my house not being able to see the shield on the network. This is making it so I can't drop files directly on the shield. This initially worked when I got it set up, but is no longer. What I've been doing as a workaround is putting files into a shared folder I named "SHIELD TRANSFER" and pulling the files over using the free app "ES FILE EXPLORER". It's inconvenient, but it works. This will become more of an issue if I decide to host media on the shield and attempt to watch it on other devices. This issue may be isolated to my network. UPDATE 1/18.17: I did some digging and got the drive to finally show on the network (hopefully for good). This is from Nvidia’s site, I suggest you give it a try if you’re having issues like I was: “To immediately connect to your SHIELD, type “\\SHIELD” into the Windows Explorer address bar. If you changed your device name (found in Settings > About on your SHIELD), replace “SHIELD” with your device name (without any spaces). Alternatively, you can type your SHIELD’s IP address into the Windows Explorer address bar: \\192.168.1.X (find your IP address on the “Access SHIELD folders on PC” page). You can also permanently map your SHIELD as a network drive by right-clicking on “Network” in File Explorer and selecting “Map Network Drive”. Select an unused Drive letter. In the Folder field, type your IP address and the folder path to map. Example: “\\192.168.1.5\internal”. Select “Reconnect at logon” and then Click “Finish”.” Complaints: I feel that the omission of an IR sensor and MICRO SD slot on the base version of the SHIELD to be a poor decision. Most people are not comfortable spending an extra $100 for features that were standard in the previous version of this device. I'm also annoyed to a lesser extent by the lack of an HDMI cable. The remote in it's current state is worthless and needs to be resolved either by replacement or a patch. Overall Rating: 4.25/5 After having a few days getting the device mostly set up for my use, I must say I’ve very pleased with the unit overall. It’s hands down the fastest streaming device I’ve ever used, much faster than my XBOX ONE S and ROKU 3. The ability to use the device as network storage makes transferring files and media between PC and SHIELD very easy. Although the SHIELD TV unit itself and the controller function very well, the remote is completely worthless. The device is almost perfect if they can get the remote issues resolved. UPDATE 2/19/2017: Recent firmware updates with Android TV 5.1 and remote firmware 1.05 have resolved the previous issues with the remote. The only nagging issue I am having is the shield network storage "unmounting" itself whenever the device restarts, which makes it a hassle to transfer content on the fly without having to first re-mount the device. If there is a fix for this I would love to know..;;Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2017;;4.0 out of 5 stars;;Sleek and capable streaming device. VERY FAST!;;Samuel Watson;;;If I could give this more than five stars I would. I have had a Firestick and an H96 Pro Plus before this and I was beginning to think that streaming was not going to be a good way to see movies. They stopped while playing and generally did not work well. The Shield is like driving a Ferrari after driving a Pinto. It is unbelievably fast and works perfectly. Don't waste your money buying the others just because they are cheaper. The Shield is worth every penny.;;Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Hindsight is better than foresight;;;Jim Bond;;;This thing is awesome. Holy moly am I so happy to not be using my Samsung TV for streaming anymore. You know... One of the coolest things, it's so small... When I turn on the Shield, it tells my TV to turn on which tells my sound bar to turn on and vice verse. The volume control on the shield controls the sound bar. Everything just works. I got this as a mini project... A tiny 128GB USB drive to store android apps and games in the first slot. And a 4TB Passport in the second right on top. Install the Plex Server... Got myself a Homerun HD Tuner. Now I schedule and record everything and anything on TV. And the shield quietly records it all whatever I'm doing for later play. Great product. It just works. Still getting quality updates. Amazon Prime streaming? Check. Netflix? Check. Crunchy roll? Of course. HBO Go... YouTube... All there. No BS. P.S. Get this one. You'll love the size. If you need storage, buy a dang 4TB tiny passport for $150 and voila!;;Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Why did I wait so long to buy this?;;JB

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5.0 out of 5 stars
By Daniel Wolterink - Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2017
I really don’t understand all of the negative reviews.
Why you SHOULD get it: This is hands-down the best tv streaming device out there. You just need to know (or google in about 5 minutes) how to use it. Most apps you need are in the included Google Play store, but you can side-load any android apps that aren’t (google it). You can put third party apps on the home screen by adding shortcuts to them (google that too). It has Netflix and Amazon streaming apps pre-installed (you need to have an account for those respective services to use them). It can play any audio or video file type with the right app. You can plug-and-play an external hard drive, and transfer files to and from other computers and drives on your network. You can stream from any device on your network. The interface is better than Fire TV, and the new Fire TV doesn’t have USB input for extra storage. You can use any programmable or learning (aka “universal”) IR remote. You can use any Bluetooth controller. You can stream live TV with the right apps if you’re a subscriber to that live TV service. It’s fast. It’s small. It looks pretty cool. Not only does it work, but there is absolutely nothing I can think of that anyone would want to do with it as a video streaming device, that this device can’t do. It is far and away the absolute best device for that purpose. If it’s defective or faulty or DOA, return it and get another one. Now, having said all of that, a caveat regarding gaming: The pocessing power is there. You can stream games from PC with the right setup, and it will work for that. In the long-run though, it’s an android device. If your main intention for getting the Shield is gaming, I would recommend going with a PC, or a console instead. Retro games are flawless on the Shield, but for hardcore gamers of current games, I don’t think it’s the best choice. As a TV, Movie, Video, and retro-games media center though, the Shield TV and an external hard drive are the best possible option out there. As for the price. It’s a little more expensive than some other options. It was massively on sale during the Thanksgiving and “cyber” sales period. If you want the best video media center, it’s worth it. Why you SHOULDN’T get it: Maybe you don’t need all of that. If you just want to stream Amazon and Netflix, a Fire TV is much cheaper and performs those functions just fine. The Shield is for people who want a lot more options in their media and more control over what, where, and how to play it. You just have to know or learn how to use it. If you don’t need those extra perks, or the time and energy required to learn how to get it to do what you want isn’t worth it to you, look elsewhere. As far as giving it one star because it was defective or DOA: return it for a replacement. As far as giving it one star because you don’t like the remote: use a different remote. As far as giving it a bad review because it’s too expensive: you knew how much it cost and paid for it. While I can appreciate that these issues might be frustrating, none of them is a fault of the product. If it doesn’t do what you thought it would, you didn’t do the research first to see what the device is capable of. I did a ton of research before purchasing the Shield TV. For me, it’s not only the best option, but far surpasses the capabilities of any other choice on the market right now. I just don’t understand all of the negative reviews.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Samuel Watson - Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2017
Sleek and capable streaming device. VERY FAST!
I Just received my Nvidia shield in the mail, the SHIELD TV not the PRO. Whats' in the box? NVIDIA SHIELD TV Remote Controller Power Adapter Charging Cable (for controller) What's not in the box? HDMI cable - This is rather annoying, but most people will have another one laying around somewhere. Initial build quality impressions: 4/5 Unit does not have a very substantial feeling to it, feels rather lightweight and a little flimsy. Both the remote and gamepad have a good feel in my hands and I enjoy holding them. For what it is the build quality is adequate though, just don’t drop it. Getting started: 4.5/5 Upon starting the unit you will need to setup the unit with your Google account. This can be either done using the controller or using your android smartphone / tablet. The latter, did not work for me. I received an error that something went wrong and the setup aborted on my phone. No big deal, the on screen setup is rather painless. After the setup the device will download a rather large (1.07GB) software package and then ask to restart. Upon restart the SHIELD will take you to it's main app screen. Interface: 5/5 The main interface is very clean and very fast. Apps are laid out in the traditional tile orientation with menus being very easy to navigate. HDR Test: 4/5 One of the major reasons I purchased this is the HDR support that it offers over other boxes. So, first thing I did was sign into my Amazon Prime Instant Video account and fire up an episode of "Mozart in the Jungle". As soon as the video launched the TV switched over to HDR settings and I was good to go. Amazon: HDR is working. Youtube: HDR NOT working: Attempted to play "The World in HDR" TV is not switching to HDR settings Netflix: Update 1/16/2016: HDR is now working. You need to update the Netflix app via the "Google Play Store" on the main dashboard in order to have HDR work. Internal Storage: 3.5/5 The base version has 16GB of internal storage, which is realistically 11GB after allocation. Time will tell if this will suffice for my needs. It should be noted that a MICRO SD CAN NOT be used with the base version, that slot is only on the pro version. It did allow me to connect a 128GB USB flash drive to be used as additional internal storage. Gaming: 4.5/5 I tested a few Android games that I bought previously from the Google Play Store. I played Final Fantasy and Goat Simulator. Both games mapped controls as if you were playing on a console and it translates well to the SHIELD. I did not try any kind of game streaming yet as I don't have access to any content at this time. Game Emulation:5/5 I've gotten a few questions on emulation and gamepad input lag so I did some testing on a few different emulators. So far I've tested MUPEN64, Snes9x+, ePSXe, MD.Emu and NES.Emu. In all instances the software automatically mapped the NVIDIA Gamepad to appropriate buttons. All of the games I tested ran very smoothly, with a little bit of situational lag on the N64 Emu, but this was with settings maxed. I noticed absolutely no input lag from the gamepad and everything felt very responsive. It's possible people who are very sensitive to input lag may feel differently, YMMV. Gamepad: 4.5/5 The game pad is almost the exact same size as my XBOX ONE S controller with a button layout a little closer to a Sony DUALSHOCK controller, with the D-Pad being above the left stick. The game pad battery does not come fully charged so I suggest plugging it in and charging it after unboxing if you want to use it. Remote 4/5 The remote is not chargeable and does not use a traditional AA/AAA battery. It instead uses 2 "CR 2032" flat cell batteries that are claimed to last about a year. To change the batteries you need to use a fine point (pen etc.) to press in the small button on the bottom of the remote, the battery tray should then eject. UPDATE 1/21/2017: Like many of the other reviewers my remote is completely worthless now. Initially I did not notice any issues with it, but lately it is either lagging severely or not responding at all. Hopefully this can be resolved with software updates, if not NVIDIA is going to need to replace all of the remotes. My current remote version is 1.03. UPDATE 2/19/2017: Android TV 5.1 and remote firmware v1.05 both had a rollout on my device on 2/18/2017. The combination of these updates seems to have greatly improved the functionality of the remote. Aside from the initial lag when you "wake" the remote, it seems to be completely lag free now. Thank you NVIDIA for resolving this issue that has plagued so many of us. Voice Search: 3.5/5 Voice search so far seems very nice, but as far as I can tell it doesn't find programs on Prime Video from the home screen. If I say "The Man in High Castle" it will pull up a review and a cast list, but no option to watch on Amazon. But if I search "X-Files" It will show up as available to watch on "Netflix" and I can watch it. The voice search is supposed to get more support at a later date with the addition of Google Home features. Network: 4/5 In order for the SHIELD to appear on your network, you need to update the PLEX server first and enable the device in the "Storage and Reset" menu. For some reason I was unable to update PLEX server in the "Google Play" app on the device and I had to manually push it from the google play store on my PC. UPDATE 1/17/17: I've recently been having issues with the other PCs in my house not being able to see the shield on the network. This is making it so I can't drop files directly on the shield. This initially worked when I got it set up, but is no longer. What I've been doing as a workaround is putting files into a shared folder I named "SHIELD TRANSFER" and pulling the files over using the free app "ES FILE EXPLORER". It's inconvenient, but it works. This will become more of an issue if I decide to host media on the shield and attempt to watch it on other devices. This issue may be isolated to my network. UPDATE 1/18.17: I did some digging and got the drive to finally show on the network (hopefully for good). This is from Nvidia’s site, I suggest you give it a try if you’re having issues like I was: “To immediately connect to your SHIELD, type “\\SHIELD” into the Windows Explorer address bar. If you changed your device name (found in Settings > About on your SHIELD), replace “SHIELD” with your device name (without any spaces). Alternatively, you can type your SHIELD’s IP address into the Windows Explorer address bar: \\192.168.1.X (find your IP address on the “Access SHIELD folders on PC” page). You can also permanently map your SHIELD as a network drive by right-clicking on “Network” in File Explorer and selecting “Map Network Drive”. Select an unused Drive letter. In the Folder field, type your IP address and the folder path to map. Example: “\\192.168.1.5\internal”. Select “Reconnect at logon” and then Click “Finish”.” Complaints: I feel that the omission of an IR sensor and MICRO SD slot on the base version of the SHIELD to be a poor decision. Most people are not comfortable spending an extra $100 for features that were standard in the previous version of this device. I'm also annoyed to a lesser extent by the lack of an HDMI cable. The remote in it's current state is worthless and needs to be resolved either by replacement or a patch. Overall Rating: 4.25/5 After having a few days getting the device mostly set up for my use, I must say I’ve very pleased with the unit overall. It’s hands down the fastest streaming device I’ve ever used, much faster than my XBOX ONE S and ROKU 3. The ability to use the device as network storage makes transferring files and media between PC and SHIELD very easy. Although the SHIELD TV unit itself and the controller function very well, the remote is completely worthless. The device is almost perfect if they can get the remote issues resolved. UPDATE 2/19/2017: Recent firmware updates with Android TV 5.1 and remote firmware 1.05 have resolved the previous issues with the remote. The only nagging issue I am having is the shield network storage "unmounting" itself whenever the device restarts, which makes it a hassle to transfer content on the fly without having to first re-mount the device. If there is a fix for this I would love to know..

5.0 out of 5 stars
By - Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018
Hindsight is better than foresight
If I could give this more than five stars I would. I have had a Firestick and an H96 Pro Plus before this and I was beginning to think that streaming was not going to be a good way to see movies. They stopped while playing and generally did not work well. The Shield is like driving a Ferrari after driving a Pinto. It is unbelievably fast and works perfectly. Don't waste your money buying the others just because they are cheaper. The Shield is worth every penny.

By -
Jim Bond

5.0 out of 5 stars
By JB - Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2017
Why did I wait so long to buy this?
This thing is awesome. Holy moly am I so happy to not be using my Samsung TV for streaming anymore. You know... One of the coolest things, it's so small... When I turn on the Shield, it tells my TV to turn on which tells my sound bar to turn on and vice verse. The volume control on the shield controls the sound bar. Everything just works. I got this as a mini project... A tiny 128GB USB drive to store android apps and games in the first slot. And a 4TB Passport in the second right on top. Install the Plex Server... Got myself a Homerun HD Tuner. Now I schedule and record everything and anything on TV. And the shield quietly records it all whatever I'm doing for later play. Great product. It just works. Still getting quality updates. Amazon Prime streaming? Check. Netflix? Check. Crunchy roll? Of course. HBO Go... YouTube... All there. No BS. P.S. Get this one. You'll love the size. If you need storage, buy a dang 4TB tiny passport for $150 and voila!

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Daniel Wolterink - Reviewed in the United States on December 1, 2017
I really don’t understand all of the negative reviews.
Why you SHOULD get it: This is hands-down the best tv streaming device out there. You just need to know (or google in about 5 minutes) how to use it. Most apps you need are in the included Google Play store, but you can side-load any android apps that aren’t (google it). You can put third party apps on the home screen by adding shortcuts to them (google that too). It has Netflix and Amazon streaming apps pre-installed (you need to have an account for those respective services to use them). It can play any audio or video file type with the right app. You can plug-and-play an external hard drive, and transfer files to and from other computers and drives on your network. You can stream from any device on your network. The interface is better than Fire TV, and the new Fire TV doesn’t have USB input for extra storage. You can use any programmable or learning (aka “universal”) IR remote. You can use any Bluetooth controller. You can stream live TV with the right apps if you’re a subscriber to that live TV service. It’s fast. It’s small. It looks pretty cool. Not only does it work, but there is absolutely nothing I can think of that anyone would want to do with it as a video streaming device, that this device can’t do. It is far and away the absolute best device for that purpose. If it’s defective or faulty or DOA, return it and get another one. Now, having said all of that, a caveat regarding gaming: The pocessing power is there. You can stream games from PC with the right setup, and it will work for that. In the long-run though, it’s an android device. If your main intention for getting the Shield is gaming, I would recommend going with a PC, or a console instead. Retro games are flawless on the Shield, but for hardcore gamers of current games, I don’t think it’s the best choice. As a TV, Movie, Video, and retro-games media center though, the Shield TV and an external hard drive are the best possible option out there. As for the price. It’s a little more expensive than some other options. It was massively on sale during the Thanksgiving and “cyber” sales period. If you want the best video media center, it’s worth it. Why you SHOULDN’T get it: Maybe you don’t need all of that. If you just want to stream Amazon and Netflix, a Fire TV is much cheaper and performs those functions just fine. The Shield is for people who want a lot more options in their media and more control over what, where, and how to play it. You just have to know or learn how to use it. If you don’t need those extra perks, or the time and energy required to learn how to get it to do what you want isn’t worth it to you, look elsewhere. As far as giving it one star because it was defective or DOA: return it for a replacement. As far as giving it one star because you don’t like the remote: use a different remote. As far as giving it a bad review because it’s too expensive: you knew how much it cost and paid for it. While I can appreciate that these issues might be frustrating, none of them is a fault of the product. If it doesn’t do what you thought it would, you didn’t do the research first to see what the device is capable of. I did a ton of research before purchasing the Shield TV. For me, it’s not only the best option, but far surpasses the capabilities of any other choice on the market right now. I just don’t understand all of the negative reviews.

4.0 out of 5 stars
By Samuel Watson - Reviewed in the United States on January 16, 2017
Sleek and capable streaming device. VERY FAST!
I Just received my Nvidia shield in the mail, the SHIELD TV not the PRO. Whats' in the box? NVIDIA SHIELD TV Remote Controller Power Adapter Charging Cable (for controller) What's not in the box? HDMI cable - This is rather annoying, but most people will have another one laying around somewhere. Initial build quality impressions: 4/5 Unit does not have a very substantial feeling to it, feels rather lightweight and a little flimsy. Both the remote and gamepad have a good feel in my hands and I enjoy holding them. For what it is the build quality is adequate though, just don’t drop it. Getting started: 4.5/5 Upon starting the unit you will need to setup the unit with your Google account. This can be either done using the controller or using your android smartphone / tablet. The latter, did not work for me. I received an error that something went wrong and the setup aborted on my phone. No big deal, the on screen setup is rather painless. After the setup the device will download a rather large (1.07GB) software package and then ask to restart. Upon restart the SHIELD will take you to it's main app screen. Interface: 5/5 The main interface is very clean and very fast. Apps are laid out in the traditional tile orientation with menus being very easy to navigate. HDR Test: 4/5 One of the major reasons I purchased this is the HDR support that it offers over other boxes. So, first thing I did was sign into my Amazon Prime Instant Video account and fire up an episode of "Mozart in the Jungle". As soon as the video launched the TV switched over to HDR settings and I was good to go. Amazon: HDR is working. Youtube: HDR NOT working: Attempted to play "The World in HDR" TV is not switching to HDR settings Netflix: Update 1/16/2016: HDR is now working. You need to update the Netflix app via the "Google Play Store" on the main dashboard in order to have HDR work. Internal Storage: 3.5/5 The base version has 16GB of internal storage, which is realistically 11GB after allocation. Time will tell if this will suffice for my needs. It should be noted that a MICRO SD CAN NOT be used with the base version, that slot is only on the pro version. It did allow me to connect a 128GB USB flash drive to be used as additional internal storage. Gaming: 4.5/5 I tested a few Android games that I bought previously from the Google Play Store. I played Final Fantasy and Goat Simulator. Both games mapped controls as if you were playing on a console and it translates well to the SHIELD. I did not try any kind of game streaming yet as I don't have access to any content at this time. Game Emulation:5/5 I've gotten a few questions on emulation and gamepad input lag so I did some testing on a few different emulators. So far I've tested MUPEN64, Snes9x+, ePSXe, MD.Emu and NES.Emu. In all instances the software automatically mapped the NVIDIA Gamepad to appropriate buttons. All of the games I tested ran very smoothly, with a little bit of situational lag on the N64 Emu, but this was with settings maxed. I noticed absolutely no input lag from the gamepad and everything felt very responsive. It's possible people who are very sensitive to input lag may feel differently, YMMV. Gamepad: 4.5/5 The game pad is almost the exact same size as my XBOX ONE S controller with a button layout a little closer to a Sony DUALSHOCK controller, with the D-Pad being above the left stick. The game pad battery does not come fully charged so I suggest plugging it in and charging it after unboxing if you want to use it. Remote 4/5 The remote is not chargeable and does not use a traditional AA/AAA battery. It instead uses 2 "CR 2032" flat cell batteries that are claimed to last about a year. To change the batteries you need to use a fine point (pen etc.) to press in the small button on the bottom of the remote, the battery tray should then eject. UPDATE 1/21/2017: Like many of the other reviewers my remote is completely worthless now. Initially I did not notice any issues with it, but lately it is either lagging severely or not responding at all. Hopefully this can be resolved with software updates, if not NVIDIA is going to need to replace all of the remotes. My current remote version is 1.03. UPDATE 2/19/2017: Android TV 5.1 and remote firmware v1.05 both had a rollout on my device on 2/18/2017. The combination of these updates seems to have greatly improved the functionality of the remote. Aside from the initial lag when you "wake" the remote, it seems to be completely lag free now. Thank you NVIDIA for resolving this issue that has plagued so many of us. Voice Search: 3.5/5 Voice search so far seems very nice, but as far as I can tell it doesn't find programs on Prime Video from the home screen. If I say "The Man in High Castle" it will pull up a review and a cast list, but no option to watch on Amazon. But if I search "X-Files" It will show up as available to watch on "Netflix" and I can watch it. The voice search is supposed to get more support at a later date with the addition of Google Home features. Network: 4/5 In order for the SHIELD to appear on your network, you need to update the PLEX server first and enable the device in the "Storage and Reset" menu. For some reason I was unable to update PLEX server in the "Google Play" app on the device and I had to manually push it from the google play store on my PC. UPDATE 1/17/17: I've recently been having issues with the other PCs in my house not being able to see the shield on the network. This is making it so I can't drop files directly on the shield. This initially worked when I got it set up, but is no longer. What I've been doing as a workaround is putting files into a shared folder I named "SHIELD TRANSFER" and pulling the files over using the free app "ES FILE EXPLORER". It's inconvenient, but it works. This will become more of an issue if I decide to host media on the shield and attempt to watch it on other devices. This issue may be isolated to my network. UPDATE 1/18.17: I did some digging and got the drive to finally show on the network (hopefully for good). This is from Nvidia’s site, I suggest you give it a try if you’re having issues like I was: “To immediately connect to your SHIELD, type “\\SHIELD” into the Windows Explorer address bar. If you changed your device name (found in Settings > About on your SHIELD), replace “SHIELD” with your device name (without any spaces). Alternatively, you can type your SHIELD’s IP address into the Windows Explorer address bar: \\192.168.1.X (find your IP address on the “Access SHIELD folders on PC” page). You can also permanently map your SHIELD as a network drive by right-clicking on “Network” in File Explorer and selecting “Map Network Drive”. Select an unused Drive letter. In the Folder field, type your IP address and the folder path to map. Example: “\\192.168.1.5\internal”. Select “Reconnect at logon” and then Click “Finish”.” Complaints: I feel that the omission of an IR sensor and MICRO SD slot on the base version of the SHIELD to be a poor decision. Most people are not comfortable spending an extra $100 for features that were standard in the previous version of this device. I'm also annoyed to a lesser extent by the lack of an HDMI cable. The remote in it's current state is worthless and needs to be resolved either by replacement or a patch. Overall Rating: 4.25/5 After having a few days getting the device mostly set up for my use, I must say I’ve very pleased with the unit overall. It’s hands down the fastest streaming device I’ve ever used, much faster than my XBOX ONE S and ROKU 3. The ability to use the device as network storage makes transferring files and media between PC and SHIELD very easy. Although the SHIELD TV unit itself and the controller function very well, the remote is completely worthless. The device is almost perfect if they can get the remote issues resolved. UPDATE 2/19/2017: Recent firmware updates with Android TV 5.1 and remote firmware 1.05 have resolved the previous issues with the remote. The only nagging issue I am having is the shield network storage "unmounting" itself whenever the device restarts, which makes it a hassle to transfer content on the fly without having to first re-mount the device. If there is a fix for this I would love to know..

5.0 out of 5 stars
By - Reviewed in the United States on January 30, 2018
Hindsight is better than foresight
If I could give this more than five stars I would. I have had a Firestick and an H96 Pro Plus before this and I was beginning to think that streaming was not going to be a good way to see movies. They stopped while playing and generally did not work well. The Shield is like driving a Ferrari after driving a Pinto. It is unbelievably fast and works perfectly. Don't waste your money buying the others just because they are cheaper. The Shield is worth every penny.

By -
Jim Bond

5.0 out of 5 stars
By JB - Reviewed in the United States on June 20, 2017
Why did I wait so long to buy this?
This thing is awesome. Holy moly am I so happy to not be using my Samsung TV for streaming anymore. You know... One of the coolest things, it's so small... When I turn on the Shield, it tells my TV to turn on which tells my sound bar to turn on and vice verse. The volume control on the shield controls the sound bar. Everything just works. I got this as a mini project... A tiny 128GB USB drive to store android apps and games in the first slot. And a 4TB Passport in the second right on top. Install the Plex Server... Got myself a Homerun HD Tuner. Now I schedule and record everything and anything on TV. And the shield quietly records it all whatever I'm doing for later play. Great product. It just works. Still getting quality updates. Amazon Prime streaming? Check. Netflix? Check. Crunchy roll? Of course. HBO Go... YouTube... All there. No BS. P.S. Get this one. You'll love the size. If you need storage, buy a dang 4TB tiny passport for $150 and voila!