Although there isn’t a lack of options when it comes to use popular streaming networks such as Netflix and Hulu, Nvidia has set itself apart from competitors with its Shield TV lineup. Apart from offering some of the best features to power users largely thanks to their high-performance processors, the devices also support the company’s GeForce Now game streaming service.
Interestingly, Nvidia is updating its ShieldTV lineup with two new models that will feature faster processor, support for Dolby Vision, and artificial intelligence-assisted upscaling that helps non-4K content look better on a 4K screen.
Nvidia’s latest announcement comes shortly after we learned about them in the Best Buy stores in the United States when a number of customers managed to buy the devices earlier this month.
In case you are interested, the new Shield TV features an interesting design choice. As the device is shaped as Tube, you will be able to stick the device behind a television to save up some space. As for ports, the Shield TV offers a Gigabit Ethernet jack, an HDMI port and a microSD card reader. This model also features 2GB RAM and 8GB of storage space.
If you are looking for more power and traditional Shield TV design, then you will need to go with the Shield TV Pro which features two USB 3.0 ports. Moreover, the model comes with 3GB or RAM, 16GB of storage space. However, the Pro version doesn’t come with an SD card reader and you will be required to purchase one in case you need to use the feature.
As for the processor, Nvidia revealed that the both of the Shield TV models feature Tegra X1+ processor which will offer up to 25 percent performance boost over the previous generation Tegra X1 chip. Moreover, both of the devices come with support for WiFi and Bluetooth 5.0
If you are interested, you can get the Shield TV for $149 and the Shield TV Pro for $199 from different retailers.