NVIDIA SHIELD Pro (2017) available for $299.99 at various retailers

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NVIDIA's SHIELD gaming set-top box is the hottest news in Android TV this year. The console was announced at CES at the start of 2017 and the regular version with 16GB of storage started shipping in the middle of January. But if you were waiting for the Pro version and its expanded 500GB of storage, you'll be happy to know that it's now available for sale. Beside the larger 500GB storage, the Pro version has a MicroSD slot and a MicroUSB port (both of which can't be found ...

PSA: The new NVIDIA SHIELD Pro still ships with the old remote

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The new SHIELD TV makes a few changes to the formula that earned the original a spot as the uncontested king of Android TV. It's smaller, simpler, and comes with new accessories. The "updated" SHIELD Pro is a bit less evolved. It's still the same size as the original, and it's shipping with the old SHIELD Remote. That could be a plus or minus, depending on your perspective. The original SHIELD Pro bundle didn't include a remote at all (neither did the regular one). Read MorePSA: ...

NVIDIA is rolling out SHIELD Experience 5.0.2 (Nougat) to the original SHIELD Android TV

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NVIDIA had an OTA ready to go for the 2017 SHIELD with various goodies when it launched a couple weeks ago, but owners of the original box were left waiting. Now, the original SHIELD Android TV can get in on the fun with the SHIELD Experience 5.0.2 update. This update comes with new apps, improved performance, and new features. NVIDIA has been kind enough to post a detailed changelog for the update. Read MoreNVIDIA is rolling out SHIELD Experience 5.0.2 (Nougat) to the original SHIELD Android ...

NVIDIA pushes minor update to 2017 SHIELD with fix for remote bug

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The new SHIELD Android TV has just launched with a smaller chassis, revamped controller, and a few new software tricks. One trick no one much cared for was the one where the remote would just stop working. NVIDIA says it's addressed this bug in the latest update. NVIDIA made some changes to the remote this time around. It's Bluetooth now, and uses coin cell batteries that are good for about a year. Read MoreNVIDIA pushes minor update to 2017 SHIELD with fix for remote bug was ...

CBS Sports app available on Android TV, for real this time

by justin   ยท  10 months ago  

Back in April of 2015 — yes, 2015, which is now 2 years ago if you've lost track of time — the CBS Sports app got updated with the changelog showing "Android TV Support." We cheered for the news like we do when apps that make sense to view on a big screen jump over to Android TV, but our joy was very short-lived. Despite the changelog, neither the ADT-1 nor the Nexus Player showed as compatible with the app so we could not install it and try ...

Open world puzzler ‘The Witness’ comes to SHIELD Android TV for $20

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Owners of NVIDIA's Android devices are no strangers to exclusive titles with somewhat higher than average prices. The latest release is notable in a few ways, though. The Witness has been available on Steam, PS4, Xbox One, and other platforms, but it's only about a year old. It's also one of the more expensive games available for the SHIELD at $20. That might still be worth it, based on the reviews. In The Witness, your character awakens with no memory on a mysterious (and beautiful) island. Read MoreOpen ...

NVIDIA SHIELD (2017) review: Still the king for a reason

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NVIDIA's SHIELD Android TV console has been, since its launch in 2015, the only Android TV you really should be paying attention to. For 2017, it has received a very light hardware refresh. Even with the changes overall being minor, it is still the only Android TV device you should be paying attention to. Now, many of the changes in the 2017 version of SHIELD came to the existing SHIELD console today via the 5.0 upgrade, including Android 7.0. Read MoreNVIDIA SHIELD (2017) review: Still the ...

Weekend poll: What smart TV system do you use?

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The war for your television's operating system (or, the operating system / platform you use to display content on it) is heating up. CES saw a refresh of the loved SHIELD Android TV console, and a new such box from Dish. We also saw Alexa on TVs, as well as continued attempts by the likes of Samsung and LG to push their own smart TV solutions. So, I wanted to get a snapshot of what kind of smart TV system you're using here at the beginning ...