NVIDIA introduces the SHIELD Android TV Console
NVIDIA has introduces the new SHIELD, the world’s first Android TV console that can deliver 4K content and powered by the company’s recently launched Tegra X1 processor.
The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Console can play 4K video content and works with NVIDIA GRID – a gaming service that streams popular PC games to the SHIELD. Think of it as the Netflix for games that can play at up to 1080p resolution at 60fps.
More than 50 Android titles optimized for SHIELD will be available for download and purchase including AAA titles like Crysis 3, Doom 3®: BFG Edition, Borderlands: TPS, Batman: Arkham Origins, GRID 2 and Metro: Last Light Redux.
NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV Console specs:
-NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor
-256-core Maxwell GPU
-16GB internal storage
-up to 128GB via microSD
-WiFi 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi
-Bluetooth 4.1 / BLE
-2 x USB 3.0 (Type A)
-IR Receiver (compatible with Logitech Harmony)
-4K Ultra-HD Ready with 4K playback and capture up to 60 fps (VP9, H265, H264)
-7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through over HDMI
-High-resolution audio playback up to 24-bit/192kHz over HDMI and USB
-High-resolution audio upsample to 24-bit/192hHz over USB
-NVIDIA GRID streaming service
-Android TV OS
-130 x 210 x 25mm
The new NVIDIA SHIELD will arrive in May starting at $199 (almost Php9,000) with a controller. Optional accessories will be available as well.