Nvidia Shield TV 16gb Android TV Box £119.99 @ Amazon Deal of the Day
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Nvidia Shield TV 16gb Android TV Box £119.99 @ Amazon Deal of the Day

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Found 28th Mar 2016
Not been this price for a long while.

Excellent Android TV box.

Check out ChrisUK's excellent Nvidia Shield TV owners thread in the Misc section of this site for tips, tricks, and user experiences/details.

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No remote so not that great
the porter

No remote so not that great



​True, I have the shield TV and the remote is a must.
I was a fan of the remote but not so much now. It needs charging often and sometimes doesn't even start the box (only works when the box has been powered up). I think this is a good deal. Combine with a 128gb memory card and it's a good system.
You can pick up an Amazon fire tv remote for £20, i think the voice mic works with it too.
I don't use my remotes after the marsmallow update . it made the controller right stick move as a mouse pointer that works brilliant on apps made for tablets like showbox ... I own 2 of these and couldn't recommend them enough
Anyone know why is this any better than a Firestick if you dont want to use Android games?
are the graphics really as goof as the hype suggests.. i want to use it as a console and also youtube and kodi.. i already have a android box thats decent but wanted good games. will the 128gb card work well or wait and buy a 500gb one? also i like the idea of the remote... advice please
Sid87

​True, I have the shield TV and the remote is a must.


Not for me it is not, managed for 3 months without it. Got a air remote from china that works great
polarbaba

are the graphics really as goof as the hype suggests.. i want to use it … are the graphics really as goof as the hype suggests.. i want to use it as a console and also youtube and kodi.. i already have a android box thats decent but wanted good games. will the 128gb card work well or wait and buy a 500gb one? also i like the idea of the remote... advice please



​since the marshmallow update you can now use a USB stick or memory card as internal storage.....just make sure it's a fast one! I own both versions and I think they are great and the gfx I would say are pretty gd. if you're going to use the geforce now service will need a very fast Internet connection 70mb+ to get the best from it.
just bought 500 gb version haven't set it up yet be read loads of reviews watched you tube videos and gadget show on this compared to the rest this is the best no need for the remote either ...
Sid87

​True, I have the shield TV and the remote is a must.


I never use my remote. I just use my normal TV remote, so it's not so bad if your tv has HDMI-CEC, which pretty much all hdtvs have nowadays.

Edit: and if you want voice control, just use the android TV remote app or (obviously) the game controller.
Edited by: "tjc2005" 28th Mar 2016
matedodgy

I was a fan of the remote but not so much now. It needs charging often … I was a fan of the remote but not so much now. It needs charging often and sometimes doesn't even start the box (only works when the box has been powered up). I think this is a good deal. Combine with a 128gb memory card and it's a good system.


My remote always turns the shield on if I press any button.
Have an Amazon Fire TV 4K, what does this do that that doesn't?
It pairs perfectly with a (much cheaper) Amazon to remote.

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WalterSmith

Have an Amazon Fire TV 4K, what does this do that that doesn't?


This is aimed at gamers, of course it has plex, Iplayer and Netflix... But it also has Nvidia Gamestream, so if you have a compatible nvidia gpu in your pc, you can use it to stream games in another room or even remotely outside of your lan.

It also has a subscription game service called GeForce Now, so basically it's Netflix for games.

And well, the specs in this are the best of any android box around, capable of playing things like Doom3, gta San andreas etc, from the play store downloaded to the device.
tjc2005

This is aimed at gamers, of course it has plex, Iplayer and Netflix... … This is aimed at gamers, of course it has plex, Iplayer and Netflix... But it also has Nvidia Gamestream, so if you have a compatible nvidia gpu in your pc, you can use it to stream games in another room or even remotely outside of your lan.It also has a subscription game service called GeForce Now, so basically it's Netflix for games.And well, the specs in this are the best of any android box around, capable of playing things like Doom3, gta San andreas etc, from the play store downloaded to the device.



Thanks. I'm not a gamer, so will let this one go.
The shield is the fastest box right now. Its worth it
Just getting to grips with my 500gb model from Saturday. Lots to play about with. Very nice feel to it and my Harmony remote works fine.
tony3908

I don't use my remotes after the marsmallow update . it made the … I don't use my remotes after the marsmallow update . it made the controller right stick move as a mouse pointer that works brilliant on apps made for tablets like showbox ... I own 2 of these and couldn't recommend them enough


I didn't know this, Tony.
I have a mouse plugged in to use on browsers etc but if I accidentally brush past and knock it slightly it turns the Shield TV on, so can I now use the controller as a mouse replacement?
tjc2005

it also has Nvidia Gamestream, so if you have a compatible nvidia gpu in … it also has Nvidia Gamestream, so if you have a compatible nvidia gpu in your pc, you can use it to stream games in another room



You can do this with a Fire TV using an app called Moonlight - which is a) available on the Amazon app store and b) Free.
Edited by: "wild_quinine" 28th Mar 2016
It's not aimed at gamers or at steamers, it just happens to be brilliant at both. The streaming capabilities are excellent and any official apps that can't be installed can be side loaded - there is just nothing faster and the 4k playback is brilliant.

For gamers you can play Androandroid games, stream games from your PC but best of all, you get a free subscription to nvidias gaming service where you can play all sorts of high end games for free.

wild_quinine

You can do this with a Fire TV using an app called Moonlight - which is … You can do this with a Fire TV using an app called Moonlight - which is a) available on the Amazon app store and b) Free.


Yes I know sorry I should have said, I prefer gamestream myself though. It is a very minor thing but I don't really like the Moonlight ui and controls.
Great bit of hardware, I have but don't use the remote so disagree with some of the above.
WalterSmith

Thanks. I'm not a gamer, so will let this one go.


Cheers Kev
Thanks for the heads up OP.. Bought one from Amazon yesterday at £149

Quick webchat and they refunded the £30

Very happy with it at 149 at 119 its a no brainer.
Does it have prime video on HD?
So annoying. Pay day isn't till Thursday!
Does anyone know how well VLC works on this?
another bonus is the option to plug earphones into the remote or the game controller, automatically mutes tv/surround speakers so you don't annoy anyone else with how loud you want the game/film/etc.
Brilliant bit of kit, you don't need the remote, never used mine, just buy an air mouse
Sorry for the newbie talk, but I'm reading this can stream games from Nvidias gaming service, but how 'new' are the games and is the catalogue a wealthy one? I don't own a PC but would like to play some games I missed from past years, are they on there to stream? And is the compatible android games list support high too? Again sorry for the noob questions, cheers.
If you're a gamer, why would you buy this and not save the extra to buy a ps4 which has many more games to choose from and has better specs for gaming?
Can anyone advise if this is better performance wise than the 500gb?

I ordered the 500gb and read some comments that the performance can slow down as you save stuff to the internal HDD? Would I be better getting this 16gb model instead and attaching a USB HDD if I need extra space?
jigglypuff

Can anyone advise if this is better performance wise than the 500gb? I … Can anyone advise if this is better performance wise than the 500gb? I ordered the 500gb and read some comments that the performance can slow down as you save stuff to the internal HDD? Would I be better getting this 16gb model instead and attaching a USB HDD if I need extra space?



No.
tower2108

If you're a gamer, why would you buy this and not save the extra to buy a … If you're a gamer, why would you buy this and not save the extra to buy a ps4 which has many more games to choose from and has better specs for gaming?



Ps4 costs roughly double this, plus you need to buy the games (30£+ each).

Also Ps4 may have better specs but this, for the geforce now thing at least doesn't play the games itself, it streams them from servers which are hopefully far better than a Ps4.

Also Ps4 in my experience was very poor as a media box, I have only had trouble setting it up to work as I want it. Android boxes are godsend for this. (Also it doesn't support 4k if I am not mistaken, and I am not sure if you can get kodi on it).
thanks OP, just bought one!
Morgsteroonie

It's not aimed at gamers or at steamers, it just happens to be brilliant … It's not aimed at gamers or at steamers, it just happens to be brilliant at both. The streaming capabilities are excellent and any official apps that can't be installed can be side loaded - there is just nothing faster and the 4k playback is brilliant.For gamers you can play Androandroid games, stream games from your PC but best of all, you get a free subscription to nvidias gaming service where you can play all sorts of high end games for free.


This is true, but it was marketed at gamers before release, I agree it is great at both, but like other android tv systems, lacking in catch up apps, no NowTV, All4, ItvHub or Demand5.. The BBC iPlayer app doesn't even do HD either.
So that is annoying. Great for plex and kodi though. Very fast. But remember, the Geforce now is only a 3 month trial & tbh they haven't really updated it in a while, like they said they would.
ah man I really want this but there's no point really, already have a nettop pc under my tv that does everything perfect!
does your pc have to be running to play the games on this? Asking as I have a hackintosh (with a GTX 970 graphics card) which is booted into Mac OS X 99% of the time, so would buy this if it means I can play my games without having to boot into Windows!
No remote and you need one.Great boxes,I have two.
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