Nvidia Officially Announces Two New Android TV Powered Nvidia Shield Streaming Players

After a few weeks of leaks today Nvidia officially announced two new Nvidia Shield Android TV streaming players. These new streaming players will both come with brand-new Tegra X1+ processors offering a 25% jump in performance compared to the previous generation of Nvidia Shields.

The new Nvidia Shields come with a new HD to 4K AI upscale that will dramatically improve any HD stream to a picture that is far closer to 4K. Nvidia says they have also made the NVIDIA Shield compatible with both the PS4 and Xbox One controllers for better gaming.

Both new Nvidia Shields come with an updated remote that adds motion-activated back lighting on the buttons making it easier to use in the dark. The new remote also runs off of two AAA batteries to make it easier to replace the remotes.

“For the past five years, SHIELD has consistently delivered groundbreaking innovations in the living room, and these new models are a worthy update to that tradition,” said Jeff Fisher, senior vice president of the PC business at NVIDIA. “The addition of Dolby Atmos and Dolby Vision, and our work in AI to improve video streaming playback, deliver best-in-class entertainment experiences.”

About the Nvidia Shield Pro

The Nvidia Shield Pro comes with 3GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal storage along with Dolby Atmos audio and Dolby Vision HDR. You will also find two USB 3.0 ports that will allow you to expand your storage or add in additional controllers. $199.99.

About the Nvidia Shield

The new standard Nvidia Shield is smaller in form meant to be easy to hide. It comes with 8 GB of storage and a micro SD slot if you want to add additional storage. The Nvidia Shield will be sold for $149.99.

Availability

Nvidia says both new Nvidia Shields will be available for sale online at places like Amazon and in stores like Best Buy starting today. It is likely your local Best Buy already has it for sale as many Best Buys put them up for sale late last week.

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