the Android TV running NVIDIA Shield gives Amazon and Apple a run for the money.
NVIDIA has unveiled the NVIDIA Shield Android TV streaming Box. It packs the Tegra X1 with its 256-core NVIDIA GPU and a 64-bit CPU. The NVIDIA Shield offers up to 30x the performance of competing devices.
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Shield is all about 4K content available from Netflix HD, YouTube and new apps like Pluto TV and UltraFlix. The Shield is also a full gaming console and comes with a wireless gaming controller. There are over 200 games on Android TV, and almost 20 titles are coming only to NVIDIA SHIELD within a few months of launch.
NVIDIA Shield launches today in the U.S. and Canada in two versions: Shield ($199.99) and Shield Pro ($299.99), which comes with an integrated 500 GB HD and bundled with the critically acclaimed game, Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel. Shield also supports plenty of accessories. A remote control with voice search sells for $49.99, a stand for $29.99 and additional controllers for $59.99 each.
For a limited time, when consumers purchase either NVIDIA Shield or NVIDIA Shield Pro, they receive $60 worth of Google Play credit and services.
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The NVIDIA Shield sells on Amazon.com.