Nvidia Shield (2017) review

7.2/10 AVG.
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  • Nvidia Shield (2017)
  • Nvidia Shield (2017)
  • Nvidia Shield (2017)
  • Nvidia Shield (2017)
  • Nvidia Shield (2017)
  • Nvidia Shield (2017)
  • Nvidia Shield (2017)

The Nvidia Shield is a monster of a streaming device.

- Daniel Treccagnoli, Android Guys 


The nVidia Shield TV successfully straddles the line between streaming device and gaming console.

- Brendan Hesse, Digital Trends 

Specs / Features


Connected Google Life - Access all your Google content and smart home features with Google Assistant, share your Google Photos in 4K, and cast your favorite apps to your TV with Chromecast 4K | 4K HDR Powerhouse - Watch Netflix and Amazon Video in crisp 4K HDR, and YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, VUDU in 4K. Great apps like HBO Now, Spotify, and ESPN meet all your entertainment needs | Cut the Cord - Advanced apps like YouTube TV, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue give you access to live TV and sports without the mess and stress of a cable box. Customize your cable and cut the rest | Smart Home R... More

Connected Google Life - Access all your Google content and smart home features with Google Assistant, share your Google Photos in 4K, and cast your favorite apps to your TV with Chromecast 4K | 4K HDR Powerhouse - Watch Netflix and Amazon Video in crisp 4K HDR, and YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, VUDU in 4K. Great apps like HBO Now, Spotify, and ESPN meet all your entertainment needs | Cut the Cord - Advanced apps like YouTube TV, Sling TV and PlayStation Vue give you access to live TV and sports without the mess and stress of a cable box. Customize your cable and cut the rest | Smart Home Ready - Google Assistant lets you control your entertainment and smart home with your voice. Add SmartThings Link to wirelessly connect lights, speakers, thermostats, and much more | Get YouTube Red for 3 Months Free- $29.97 in value. Explore uninterrupted music, ad-free videos, with exclusive movies and shows from your favorite YouTube creators. Limited-time offer ends 12/31

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Specification

Brand NVIDIA
Model 945-12897-2500-100
Warranty 12 months
Release date 18-October-2017

Critic Reviews


Good Gear Guide

Feels leaps and bounds ahead of the local competition

from Good Gear Guide

If you take your home entertainment seriously, the Shield TV is a product that’s seriously worth considering despite the shortcomings.

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If you take your home entertainment seriously, the Shield TV is a product that’s seriously worth considering despite the shortcomings.

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Ausdroid

Stylish, fast and responsive hardware

from Ausdroid

If you like to play games and want to simplify your streaming TV viewing then the Shield TV is for you. No ifs or buts about it. The sheer number of games possible to play is just amazing — you name it, it is there. Not only are there a lot of games possible but they run well: the processing po...More

If you like to play games and want to simplify your streaming TV viewing then the Shield TV is for you. No ifs or buts about it. The sheer number of games possible to play is just amazing — you name it, it is there. Not only are there a lot of games possible but they run well: the processing power is much greater than most standard Android TV set top boxes.

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Reckoner

One box to rule them all

from Reckoner

Game streaming, and the ability to play games for that matter, isn’t going to be the main selling point for the Shield for most. Nor should it. NVIDIA’s Shield TV is the most competent all in one streaming solution I’ve used. It’s so good I’ve all but stopped using my Apple TV now. Shor...More

Game streaming, and the ability to play games for that matter, isn’t going to be the main selling point for the Shield for most. Nor should it. NVIDIA’s Shield TV is the most competent all in one streaming solution I’ve used. It’s so good I’ve all but stopped using my Apple TV now. Short on HDMI ports it sits disconnected, now relegated to being plugged in only when necessary. Ouch.

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Tech Guide

An impressive streaming device for 4K content and games

from Tech Guide

The NVIDIA Shield has numerous strengths and has enough features to suit all types of customers. If you’re looking for a streaming device that will also allow you to stretch your legs in the gaming world then the NVIDIA Shield is the device for you.

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The NVIDIA Shield has numerous strengths and has enough features to suit all types of customers. If you’re looking for a streaming device that will also allow you to stretch your legs in the gaming world then the NVIDIA Shield is the device for you.

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CordCutters

This is the only Android TV set-top box you should buy

from CordCutters

If you're all in on Android and don't have a TV with Android TV already built in, get a Shield TV. While it still is the only Android TV box we'd recommend, it's also a very good Android TV box in its own right — even as it continues to age three years after its release.

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If you're all in on Android and don't have a TV with Android TV already built in, get a Shield TV. While it still is the only Android TV box we'd recommend, it's also a very good Android TV box in its own right — even as it continues to age three years after its release.

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Talk Android

The definitive Android TV experience

from Talk Android

It handles 4K video streaming, it plays a huge variety of games and supports emulators, and if you’re into PC gaming, it’s an easy way to expand your gaming setup onto the big screen. Apple can’t touch that.

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It handles 4K video streaming, it plays a huge variety of games and supports emulators, and if you’re into PC gaming, it’s an easy way to expand your gaming setup onto the big screen. Apple can’t touch that.

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The Wirecutter

For local media streaming

from The Wirecutter

The Nvidia Shield does the best job of playing media from USB drives and supports almost any file format.

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The Nvidia Shield does the best job of playing media from USB drives and supports almost any file format.

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TechRadar

The perfect addition to your audiovisual arsenal

from TechRadar

All things considered, the Nvidia Shield is an excellent streaming box. There are other options out there for less than the Shield’s price point worth considering but, should you desire a 4K video streaming player that can handle some of your favorite games, this is the perfect addition to your audiovisual armory.

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All things considered, the Nvidia Shield is an excellent streaming box. There are other options out there for less than the Shield’s price point worth considering but, should you desire a 4K video streaming player that can handle some of your favorite games, this is the perfect addition to your audiovisual armory.

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PC Magazine

Quite an impressive device

from PC Magazine

The Shield TV is a powerful Android TV-based media streaming microconsole with plenty of gaming tricks and hands-free Google Assistant support to help justify its hefty price tag.

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The Shield TV is a powerful Android TV-based media streaming microconsole with plenty of gaming tricks and hands-free Google Assistant support to help justify its hefty price tag.

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Tom's Guide

A big improvement over its predecessor

from Tom's Guide

PC gamers — especially GeForce Now subscribers — who also enjoy streaming videos and music will get a lot out of the Nvidia Shield’s robust app selection and gaming options. More casual streamers can go with a cheaper player, while console gamers should stick with a PS4 or Xbox One.

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PC gamers — especially GeForce Now subscribers — who also enjoy streaming videos and music will get a lot out of the Nvidia Shield’s robust app selection and gaming options. More casual streamers can go with a cheaper player, while console gamers should stick with a PS4 or Xbox One.

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