CES 2017: Nvidia adds 4K support to new Shield TV console

Nvidia has updated its Shield family of entertainment and gaming consoles, with a new Shield TV that supports 4K streaming as well


The new Nvidia Shield allows video streaming in 4K HDR format.
The new Nvidia Shield allows video streaming in 4K HDR format.

Nvidia is back with new and more advanced version of Nvidia Shield TV console. Based on the genuine Android TV platform, the new Nvidia Shield allows video streaming in 4K HDR format which means you can run 4K videos a refresh rate of 60 fps, including from services such as Netflix.

The new Shield TV has two variants which are already up for pre-order in US on Nvidia website and will start shipping from next month onwards. The entry level model, which offers 16GB storage, is available at $199 while the Pro version, which offers 500GB of storage is priced at a much higher $299. There is no update on its availability outside US yet.

The Shield TV is also the first device in the series which supports Google Assistant, a feature available only on Google’s Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Google Home and the messaging app Allo.

Unlike other Android TVs, Shield TV is a lot more powerful which makes them popular with gamers. The new Shield TV runs on Nvidia Tegra X1 processor with 256 core GPU and 3GB RAM. It also supports Dolby Atmos and DTS-X surround sound technology.

The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and comes pre-loaded apps such as Nvidia Games, Netflix, Amazon Video, YouTube, Goole Play Store, and Google Plus Movies and TV.

Both models include a TV remote worth $49, and game controller worth $59 free of cost.

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