NVIDIA’s Shield TV is probably to most popular Android TV. NVIDIA has now unveiled their new Shield TV at CES 2017, and it’s very impressive. The new Shield supports 4K resolution for games and movies, from Netflix and other services. It also comes with Google Assitant built-in, which we have just seen in some devices before like the Google Pixel and Pixel XL.
If you use your Shield as your central hub, you’ll be able to control the Google Assistant with NVIDIA’s Spot. You just plug the Spot into an outlet, and it’s then ready to listen for your “OK, Google” command. This means that you don’t need to stand beside your Shield to use Google Assistant.
The Google Assistant will probably be very useful in an Android TV. You can, for example, say “Play Stranger Things on Netflix” and it will automatically turn it on. You will also be able to search for YouTube videos and select the one you want to watch by saying “Play the first one”. Google Assistant will reportedly come to more Smart TVs very soon, but the Shield will be the first one.
It’s unclear what hardware the Shield will use to get power, but it will probably be pretty powerful because it will need to handle 4K smoothly. NVIDIA has presumably put their own processor on the TV. It will, of course, be equipped with a microphone to hear your commands.
The NVIDIA Shield will cost $199 and you can purchase it now. If you want one or more Spots, you will need to buy them separately for $50 each. What do you think of the new NVIDIA Shield? Are you going to buy it? Leave your thoughts below!
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