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Nvidia Shield Android TV review: The future, at a price

Nvidia Shield Android TV
At a Glance
  • Nvidia Shield Android TV

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    MSRP $200.00
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    If you can live with its more frustrating qualities, Nvidia's Shield Android TV is the set-top box for those who want it all and want it now.

At a Glance
  • TechHive Rating
    MSRP $200.00
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    on Amazon

    If you can live with its more frustrating qualities, Nvidia's Shield Android TV is the set-top box for those who want it all and want it now.

    Pros

    • Beastly tech specs for gaming and 4K video
    • Feature-packed remote has volume controls built-in
    • Built-in Google Cast support for using phones or tablets as the remote
    • $300 Pro version has ample room for storing content

    Cons

    • Software is occasionally buggy and hard to navigate
    • Sends a message that non-gamers aren't welcome
    • Considerably more expensive than other set-tops

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