Nvidia Shield TV is one of the top 10 Android Box that you can buy. There are several reasons that this device is one of the top Android TV box. Continue reading this article for more information. Mainly there are two Nvidia Shield TV boxes as Nvidia Shield TV and Nvidia Shield TV pro. Both devices priced over $100.
When you heard the name “Nvidia” the first thing came in to mind is gaming. So this device should cable of playing any Android game at highest specs. Actually this is a game oriented Android TV box not only for streaming. You can buy Nvidia Android game controller specially designed for Nvidia Shield TV. When comparing both versions of Sheidl TV both have high end Nvidia GPU or Graphics Processing Unit. Both have in house Nvidia Tegra processor. But pro version has more RAM.
Comes with Google Play Games and Geforce Now ready. For more about Geforce Now click here. Some devices like Fire TV does not support Google Play Games. But Shield TV support Play Games including all other play services. You can easily play all high graphic Google Play Games on both devices without any doubt. Game controller does not come as a part of retail box. You can buy that game controller separately.
Support Geforce Now
Geforce Now is a cloud gaming platform. Using your Shield TV you can play AAA games using Geforce Now. Connect a game controller for access to AAA games like Fortnite. With over 400 supported games, like PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, Fortnite, and more from Steam, Uplay, and other popular digital stores. You can play your favorite PC games on Nvidia Shield TV. With Geforce Now you can instantly convert your Shield TV in to Geforce powered PC gaming rig.
Nvidia Shield TV vs Shield TV pro. Which device to Buy ?
Both Shield TV boxes are very small and you can hide inside the TV without any problem. There is about $50 price difference between two devices. Below shows the specification comparison between two device. If you are not familiar with those numbers continue reading this article below table.
|Shield TV||Shield TV Pro|
|Processor||Nvidia Tegra X1 Processor|
|RAM||2 GB||3 GB|
|Video||4K HDR 60fps|
|Audio||Dolby Audio, DTS-X Surround Sound|
|Weight||4.83 oz ( 137g )||8.8 oz ( 250g )|
|Internal Storage||8 GB||16 GB|
|Expandable Storage||Using Micro SD||Using USB flash and Hard Drives|
|WiFi||802.11ac 2×2 MIMO 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi|
|Bluetooth||Bluetooth 5.0 + LE|
|HDMI Port||HDMI 2.0b with HDCP 2.2 and CEC support|
|USB Ports||Two USB 3.0 ports ( type A )|
Both devices will perform same when it comes to video streaming. Because both support 4K HDR 60fps. Same with the audio performance. But you will experience some boost when playing games on using Shield TV pro due to more RAM. Other than RAM Shield TV does not have USB ports like Shield TV pro. You can easily connect your external USB Storage, USB drive or any USB device to Shield TV pro. Only way to connect external storage to Shield TV is by using a micro SD. Remember Shield TV pro does not support Micro SD. Bluetooth and internet speeds are same on both devices.
If you are heavily interested on streaming, watching Movies, TV series and light gaming experience then go with Shield TV. If you are a heavy gamer and love to play games on bigger screens then go with Shield TV pro.