This Is How You Play TV: NVIDIA SHIELD Now Available

By Chris Daniel - Fri, May 29, 2015

NVIDIA SHIELD, our first living room entertainment device, is now available. And it’s ready to redefine your TV experience.

For more than 80 years, TVs have been played at you. You watched what others chose to show you, when they wanted to show it to you.

Now it’s time for you to play TV. NVIDIA SHIELD lets you play what you want, when you want it. Dive into movies, TV shows, music, a world of apps and, of course, games through SHIELD — the most powerful smart TV platform ever built.

Packing the world’s most advanced processor, Tegra X1 — with its 256-core NVIDIA GPU and a 64-bit CPU — NVIDIA SHIELD offers up to 30x the performance of competing devices. SHIELD connects you to your content in 4K. It makes a new class of games possible on Android. And it delivers blazing-fast streaming performance.

You’ll love watching videos with NVIDIA SHIELD. You can already dip into a growing catalog of 4K movies and shows from Netflix HD, YouTube and new apps like Pluto TV and UltraFlix. You can view your own personal 4K content from camcorders and GoPro cameras. Or cut the cord with Sling TV. And you’ll soon get access to new video and viewing apps, like HBO Now, the Fox and CBS family of apps and Vimeo coming to Android TV (see “What’s On TV? With NVIDIA SHIELD, Whatever You Want … Here’s How” for the complete list).

Don’t forget games. There are over 200 games on Android TV, and almost 20 titles are coming only to NVIDIA SHIELD within a few months of launch. And we’ve also just launched our 1080p worldwide GRID game-streaming service.

NVIDIA SHIELD has launched 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!. 1 SHIELD also supports plenty of accessories. Get a remote control with voice search for $49.99, a stand for $29.99 and additional controllers for $59.99 each.

For a limited time, when you purchase either NVIDIA SHIELD or NVIDIA SHIELD Pro, you’ll receive $60 worth of Google Play credit and services.* Order NVIDIA SHIELD today at http://shield.nvidia.com/, Amazon and Bestbuy.com.

* Limited time only. Total of $60 in value includes $30 Google Play store credit, along with a 90-day subscription ($30 value) to Google Play Music All Access.

1 Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! is planned for release on SHIELD on July 1, 2015. Date is subject to change by the game publisher.