Nvidia Shield TV on sale now, £150 for 4K streaming

Nvidia has just launched its GeForce Now game-streaming service, and now here’s something to play it on.

It’s called the Nvidia Shield TV, and it’s a streaming box that handles games, TV shows, films, music and apps.

It runs Android, so you won’t be short of an app or two. Android 5.1 Lollipop, to be exact. There’s no word on whether it will get an upgrade to Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

It’s powered by Android TV and Google Cast, so the experience will be optimised for the big screen.

You can watch TV shows and films in 4K too, which is something sorely lacking from the new Apple TV and Google’s Chromecast 2.

It’s also kitted out for games. As well as being compatible with GeForce Now, it also packs an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor. Nvidia claims this delivers up to 25 times the performance of other streaming devices.

That partners with a 256-core GPU and a whopping 3GB of RAM.

It comes with a bunch of apps preinstalled. These include Netflix, Google Play Store, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Photos & Videos and Plex. You can download more from the Google Play Store.

The Shield TV is on sale now. Prices start at £150 for the 16GB model, or £230 for the 500GB Shield Pro version. Both have microSD card slots for storage expansion.

SEE ALSO: What is PlayStation Now? A guide to Sony’s game streaming service

Accessories are available too. The Shield Remote gaming controller costs £40, while the Shield Stand will set you back £25.

With Roku rumoured to be announcing a new 4K-capable streaming box any day now, there’s never been a better time to be a TV addict.

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