Best Apps to Stream Movies on SHIELD

By NVIDIA - Wed, Feb 17, 2016

Love to stream movies? Want to stream movies in 4K resolution? Then you’re going to love NVIDIA SHIELD. We can’t help you choose what to watch, but finding the right app to stream movies on your SHIELD couldn’t be easier.

Here are some of the best apps to stream movies on SHIELD:

Watch the latest movies and TV shows on HBO NOW.

HBO NOW ($14.99 / month)

HBO NOW is the new standalone streaming service that gives you all of HBO including every season and every episode of HBO's original series. If that’s not enough, you’ll have access to the biggest and latest movies. A cord-cutter’s dream-come-true, HBO NOW doesn’t require you have a subscription with a participating cable or satellite TV provider.

SHOWTIME ($10.99 / month)

Relatively new to the cord-cutting game, SHOWTIME is not new to the movie game. With the SHOWTIME app, cord-cutters can watch whatever is airing live on SHOWTIME or even benefit from on-demand access to every season of every SHOWTIME Original Series. Once downloaded users will benefit from a 30-day free trial. After that the service is $10.99 a month.

Stream movies with Kodi on SHIELD Android TV

Kodi (Free)

Kodi users love the ease with which the SHIELD Android TV box lets users stream all of their personal media to their big-screen TV. You can also download hundreds of community-created add-ons that provide access to popular internet streaming media services like Twitch, Vimeo, Vine, SyFy, NFL, Flickr, and more.

Stream and watch movies with Plex for Android TV

PLEX (Free)

While keeping things in the cloud has surely taken off, the fact remains that a lot of us still have terabytes of media content. From movies and music to TV shows and pictures, Plex for Android lets you keep your content in one place while streaming it to any manner of data on pretty much any device imaginable.

Disney Movies Anywhere (Free)

With the Disney Movies Anywhere app users can purchase Disney, Disney•Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars movies to add to your digital collection. In addition to that, Disney Movies Anywhere will also let users watch their Disney movie collection on any device wherever you are. Right now when you sign up you get a digital copy of Monsters, Inc for free.x


The world’s leading subscription service for watching TV episodes and movies on Android TV. Netflix membership gives you unlimited access to stream movies and TV shows TV for one monthly price.

Watch the movies and TV shows you love on Hulu


Hulu is the best place to watch current episodes and full seasons of the shows you love. Get unlimited instant streaming of thousands of current-season and library TV shows and hit movies.

Enjoy the best live TV on Sling TV

Sling TV

Allows you to watch the best live TV instantly on your NVIDIA SHIELD with content from networks like ESPN, AMC, A&E, TNT, HGTV, and more. Sling TV also allows you to rent SD and HD movies on demand.

Enjoy great movies on CinemaNow


Access over 30,000 titles including new release movies, many of which are available on or even before the Blu-ray release date. You can also get next-day TV, not to mention a catalog of award-winning classics and popular indie movies directly from the CinemaNow library. Complete the package by linking your entire UltraViolet movie collection to CinemaNow.

Enjoy movies and TV shows on Crackle


Crackle is an award-winning free app provides great new content every month. No sign-up, no fees, just hit movies, TV shows, and original series like Seinfeld, Pineapple Express, and Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee.

Enjoy Google Play movies and TV shows

Google Play Movies & TV

Watch movies and TV shows purchased or rented on Google Play. No time to see the whole movie in one sitting? Start viewing instantly on your SHIELD and continue watching on your Android phone or tablet later.

Instantly stream movies with Epix


Instantly stream thousands of Hollywood hit movies, concerts, and comedy specials on your phone or tablet. Get unlimited access to the best of Hollywood uncut and commercial-free with the EPIX app, free with your EPIX subscription through your TV service provider.

Now you know where to go for great streaming movies. And with the NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV box, you can experience them at their best.

Note: Content availability may vary by region.

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