The Nvidia Shield supports 4 K and runs on Android OS. The Google Play app store can be installed on the Nvidia Shield easily. With a 1.9Ghz quad-core Tegra X1 processor, it’s one of the most powerful Kodi boxes around. Many users of Kodi say that Nvidia Shield’s menu functions are extremely smooth and that both HD and 4 K video play without interruption.
Nvidia Shield can also be used on a nearby PC or Steam platform to stream PC games from a Nvidia graphics card. The Nvidia Shield may be the right Kodi box for you if you want to be able to play the latest 3D games as well as stream video.
Nvidia Shield may be a bit faded by Amazon’s recent upgrade to her Fire Streaming devices. This device is however capable of streaming 4 K content of all premium services, such as Amazon Prime Video and Netflix. To remember his Geforce NOW super powerful, that can run a range of video games easily.
The Nvidia Shield TV is easy to configure Kodi when it runs Android TV (with frequently-published updates). The Google Play store has the latest Kodi app, which is available on a remote screen, for voice searching and Kodi installation on the device without ever typing anything. Installation of Kodi on an Android device is like that.
All your media streaming devices look the same when it comes to companies such as Roku, Amazon and even Apple. This is not bad because you don’t want to catch much attention from a streaming device. Rather, it should sit silently next to your TV and not even be aware of it. But with Nvidia Shield TV, this is not the case.
The best word for this device’s design is remarkable. There are many lines, slopes and very strong angles. The all-new Shield TV is much smaller than the previous generation in addition to its highly interesting design. It is 40 percent smaller to be more precise.
The removal of the SD card slot is one of the reasons why it is so small. That means you can add 16 GB of storage in a regular Shield TV version, but you can expand it via external hard drives.
You can find a Gigabit Ethernet port, HDMI 2.0 port, and two USB 3.0 ports for the available ports. The device is also powered by the tegra-based Nvidia Processor and is compatible with the Wi-Fi standard 802.11ac. We recommend that you use the Ethernet cable to ensure that the content of 4 K is streamed if you don’t have a super-rapid Internet connection.
Finally, you probably know there’s also a game controller. The controller has been lifted and now is sitting in the hand more comfortably. Furthermore, the battery life has now been increased by low-latency Bluetooth in lieu of Wi-Fi Direct.
The configuration process is identical to any media streaming device. Initially the hardware has to be connected and the software has to be completed. You have to know that you need to supply an HDMI 2.0 cable when it comes to hardware. Connect the device to your TV with an HDMI cable and connect the device to an electricity source. A USB cable is also available to reload the game controller. Once you have finished setting up your hardware, power up on your TV.
You need to go through several installation steps when talking about software setup. This includes logging in, establishing your WiFi connection and the like with your Google Account. You can use it to shorten the setup of software if you already have an Android device. Nvidia Shield TV pulls you out of your phone or tablet automatically, so that you’re ready to work in no time.
Nvidia Shield TV is built on Android TV –and this is not being hidden by the company. That means that you will gain many benefits, including access to the Google Play Store, by having an Android TV.
Although everything is dependent on your own taste, we’d say it looks great on Android TV. At the top of the screen you will see a prominent carousel with rows of great icons. This means that you are moving left, right, up and down by using the remote and its directional pad. You will be able to see different categories as you can install a bunch of different apps. Regardless of how the installed apps are previewed, they are presented via rows of rectangular icons. Move between menus is easy, and if you ever get lost, you can always go back to the Home Screen.
Customization is a very important aspect of Android. This does, however, apply to smartphones and tablets for different Android versions. Although every aspect of Android TV can not be changed, we are sure that you will love its default looks.
Media Streaming Apps
You must be aware of three things when it comes to media streaming. The Nvidia Shield TV allows 4 K content to be streamed at 60 frames per second. It supports HDR (including Dolby Atmos). Finally, since this is an Android TV-so your Android smartphones or tablets can cast content. You must however find compatible apps to use all these features. There are thousands of applications that use unbelievable specs of the device, don’t worry.
We recommend using either Netflix or Amazon Video when it comes to 4 K content. Yes, and that was no mistake, and we mentioned Amazon Video. Maybe this is the only Android television streamer with this app. Besides the two apps, there’s YouTube, Hulu, Vudu, Google Play Movies & TV, HBO NOW and much more.
You can use DirecTV NOW, PlayStation Vue, Sling TV and any other streaming service with an official Android TV app to stream live televisions. Please note that not every app supports 4 K streaming–but at least all of these apps have HD content.