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After recently trying out Geforce Now and becoming quickly addicted to this fantastic service I soon tired of hooking my laptop up to my TV. Enter the Nvidia Shield TV Pro 2019 (16GB) which has the app to do this directly. I was not disappointed - this box can do everything and it does it better than anything I've seen before. After shopping around I realised there wasn't much difference in price regardless of where I buy and I wanted one right away. The website stated there were a few sporadic Carphone Warehouse stores within driving distance that stocked the item and I would have to order and wait for it to be delivered a day later. Not being the wait for it to be delivered type when there's no saving to be made I headed down to my local Currys PC World not quite believing the stock situation on the website. There were none anywhere on the shop floor of any model nor any POS referring to the item so I asked a nice chap if they had any and after he checked it seemed that indeed they did. The real sweetener was when he handed me a £10 Steam Card and told me that it was free with the item. The other Shield models on the website do offer the £10 Steam Card but the Pro seems exempt. As such, if you're going to have any luck it's going to have to be a similar mission into store. Good luck!
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Or buy from Nvidia direct, switch to Euros so that the price changes to €219 which is about £185 with a fee free card.
Edited by: "maxh" 15th Feb
Damn. So tempted. With the new controller and all the bells and whistles.

It can be my own valentines day present.
Edited by: "Walgeon" 14th Feb
The second best piece of AV equipment I have ever bought, the best is my Logitech Harmony remote.

I recently had an issue with a four year old shield controller no longer connecting. Contacted Nvidia and got an RMA so returned old and got another in its place a few days later. Also had an issue with a buzzing power supply and got a new one sent out. Excellent service.
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Damn. So tempted. With the new controller and all the bells and whistles.

It can be my own valentines day present.
Edited by: "Walgeon" 14th Feb
Ordered for GeForce now on TV cheers OP
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What does this give me over and above a Roku 4K stick?
Walgeon14/02/2020 20:58

Damn. So tempted. With the new controller and all the bells and …Damn. So tempted. With the new controller and all the bells and whistles.It can be my own valentines day present.


The 2019 version doesn't come with the controller unfortunately! But you can pair just about any Bluetooth controller with it so I'm using my XBOX One pad.
benhornsby199914/02/2020 20:59

Ordered for GeForce now on TV cheers OP


The visual fidelity through the Shield is far superior to using a HDMI cable for me. With it being a full blown Android TV too it offers a whole lot more.
deleted36742414/02/2020 21:00

What does this give me over and above a Roku 4K stick?


Plex server.
hook up hard drive and it can handle any 4k file thrown at it.
Sideload apk's such as tvzion.
Run many emulators on there.
Geforcenow for streaming games purchased on steam.
deleted36742414/02/2020 21:00

What does this give me over and above a Roku 4K stick?


It has the new Tegra X1+ processor which is a powerhouse. 3GB of RAM. Great for emulators. Runs Android TV so you can install any Android app. Has a brilliant 4K AI upscaler.
Edited by: "notarobot" 14th Feb
But for games this requires a good WiFi, which I don't have in a shared house unfortunately...
Or buy from Nvidia direct, switch to Euros so that the price changes to €219 which is about £185 with a fee free card.
Edited by: "maxh" 15th Feb
I've had umpteen media centres since the days of xbmp on the original Xbox but the Nvidia Shield is by far the best imho.
Check your local cex, I went to buy one for geforce now at the weekend, they sell them for £130 for the second gen but the guy pulled out a nice shiny gen 3 pro and didn’t know any the wiser.
they don’t even have gen 3 on the website so you may get lucky too.
will.liu14/02/2020 21:11

But for games this requires a good WiFi, which I don't have in a shared …But for games this requires a good WiFi, which I don't have in a shared house unfortunately...


I also don't have great WiFi so I use the gigabit ethernet connection. You can use a long cable or a Powerline adapter which you can pick up reasonably cheap.
The second best piece of AV equipment I have ever bought, the best is my Logitech Harmony remote.

I recently had an issue with a four year old shield controller no longer connecting. Contacted Nvidia and got an RMA so returned old and got another in its place a few days later. Also had an issue with a buzzing power supply and got a new one sent out. Excellent service.
migavupe14/02/2020 21:24

Check your local cex, I went to buy one for geforce now at the weekend, …Check your local cex, I went to buy one for geforce now at the weekend, they sell them for £130 for the second gen but the guy pulled out a nice shiny gen 3 pro and didn’t know any the wiser. they don’t even have gen 3 on the website so you may get lucky too.


I noticed that it was absent from their site too. That's an interesting revelation!
I forgot to mention that I've also got Google Stadia running on it. I never actually managed to get it working properly through the Chromecast Ultra.
Edited by: "notarobot" 14th Feb
notarobot14/02/2020 21:11

Runs Android TV so you can install any Android app.


Runs any Android TV app, but not all android apps will run. I have a shield and love it, but don't expect all your apps will be available for it.
bluesxman14/02/2020 22:10

Runs any Android TV app, but not all android apps will run. I have a …Runs any Android TV app, but not all android apps will run. I have a shield and love it, but don't expect all your apps will be available for it.


It will run any Android app, just not directly from the Play Store. Browsing the store on the device only shows you apps designed specifically for Android TV. You can sideload any APK.
gr134014/02/2020 21:27

The second best piece of AV equipment I have ever bought, the best is my …The second best piece of AV equipment I have ever bought, the best is my Logitech Harmony remote. I recently had an issue with a four year old shield controller no longer connecting. Contacted Nvidia and got an RMA so returned old and got another in its place a few days later. Also had an issue with a buzzing power supply and got a new one sent out. Excellent service.


I had the remote fail on me not connecting. RMA had me a new one in under a week. This was over two years ago and have since sold it but I miss it, has this issue been resolved as I saw loads problems at the time with it?
A pity that so many publishers are pulling their games from Geforce Now.
notarobot14/02/2020 23:22

It will run any Android app, just not directly from the Play Store. …It will run any Android app, just not directly from the Play Store. Browsing the store on the device only shows you apps designed specifically for Android TV. You can sideload any APK.


Which isn't quite as straightforward as your original post implies. I'm not trying to be pedantic, just pointing it out in case someone thinks it will run anything an android phone can. Sideloading an app still doesn't mean it will work properly - plus you can't run it directly from the stock launcher.
bluesxman14/02/2020 23:48

Which isn't quite as straightforward as your original post implies. I'm …Which isn't quite as straightforward as your original post implies. I'm not trying to be pedantic, just pointing it out in case someone thinks it will run anything an android phone can. Sideloading an app still doesn't mean it will work properly - plus you can't run it directly from the stock launcher.


I understand your point and it is a useful one to make for novices as you rightly say. I didn't really find it particularly complicated though. As far as I am aware it can run any Android phone app, at least everything I have installed so far works just fine and I haven't read of any restrictions or problems but who knows. The apps I've sideloaded also show up in the apps menu which while isn't as convenient as being on the main page of the launcher, it isn't that much of an inconvenience either.
Edited by: "notarobot" 15th Feb
I want this but want to pay £150 😜
Put it this way on my old one 2017 model I could.

I played Retro games on there Including Gamecube/Wii (not all gamecube/wii games worked though)

Stream my Steam games I owned from the Cloud without a p.c it used to be free in the beta & practically every game worked but some were wonky so they removed support for a lot & now its free for a hour play or £5.99 per month now its out of beta.

has a free chromecast built in so any apps you can’t get to work you chromecast to it

Has version of Google Voice built in , which can work to voice control lights & stuff if you bother to get into that sort of thing I don’t know if this new one ha it I’d think so


the one advantage Roku has over Nvidia shield is Roku has the Apple TV app so you can watch films/shows bought on iTunes, Nvidia doesn’t I thought I heard a rumour it was coming to Nvidia however I checked it it doesn’t seem to be planned for it yet (hopefully eventually though)

Has Twitch App which actually works unlike Roku which removed it & if you sideload it on roku it kinda works kind of crashes

has lots more app choices than Roku

can use Kodi on it not that I am advocating pirating movies, yarr (you can use kodi just for legal stuff too)

can sideload A webbrowser that actually works with a keyboard & mouse

can use a ps4/xbox one controller wirelessly without any extra apps as well as lots of other controllers , including many keyboards & mice

all the other stuff people mentioned above,
Edited by: "marc1982" 15th Feb
Can anybody advise the best way/app to sideload apps to this please?
Im struggling to see why I would use this over a very cheap i5 pc. Plenty of slim desktops out there for under £200. These can connect to anything, run moonlight, plex, mame, kodi. Connect any controller. Run some games that shield cant ie rocksmith due to lag.

Ive always wanted a shield but I cant seem to justify it.
So the OP talking about how much the 2019 is faster over the previous 2017, there really isn't much notable difference and no one has managed to actually harness the extra power yet. The information that its 20% faster has not been proven in real world, more like 5% which is berely worth it.
That said, if you own any other form of TV box such as ROKU or firetv, you should seriously consider one of these. It does emulation, vpn's, streaming TV and gaming via geforce now. It's greatest ability is to be able to flick between them within seconds - so watching Netflix then playing a dreamcast game for 15mins then watching iplayer is entirely possible with this device.
If you own a 4k TV with the apps built in then it's still useful, if not just for gaming emulation and kodi. But I love the all in one'ness you get with this...
Mrepg15/02/2020 07:53

Im struggling to see why I would use this over a very cheap i5 pc. Plenty …Im struggling to see why I would use this over a very cheap i5 pc. Plenty of slim desktops out there for under £200. These can connect to anything, run moonlight, plex, mame, kodi. Connect any controller. Run some games that shield cant ie rocksmith due to lag. Ive always wanted a shield but I cant seem to justify it.


It sounds like you would be happy to run a slim desktop pc under your tv, in which case you will be set
It's worth mentioning that some gaming companies are opting out of the ability to stream your games to this device. Although you've already bought these games, these companies are looking to charge you again for the right to stream them.


androidavis15/02/2020 08:19

It sounds like you would be happy to run a slim desktop pc under your tv, …It sounds like you would be happy to run a slim desktop pc under your tv, in which case you will be set


That’s what I currently have. So I don’t think there is any advantage for me. But I like this kit.
I have the 2015 ie the original version of this and it's such a great peice of kit! I'm constantly reconnecting my Dualshock pad between PS4 and Shield but that's my problem for only having 1 working pad. Anyway emulation on this is fantastic, I can't get Dolphin to run well as there's too many settings! I side load apps by FTP so I run solid browser on shield TV and use FileZilla on laptop to drag and drop files, shield is connected via ethernet.

The thing that shocked me the most about my method was the speed of it, no not slow but mega fast! I can transfer ISO files at like 15-20meg a second so same as me taking out the micro SD card, plugging in laptop, then dragging and dropping. Although I can't do this as my memory card is formatted as internal memory anyway.
Mrepg15/02/2020 07:53

Im struggling to see why I would use this over a very cheap i5 pc. Plenty …Im struggling to see why I would use this over a very cheap i5 pc. Plenty of slim desktops out there for under £200. These can connect to anything, run moonlight, plex, mame, kodi. Connect any controller. Run some games that shield cant ie rocksmith due to lag. Ive always wanted a shield but I cant seem to justify it.


The same reason people pay more for a pint of milk at the corner shop than they would at Tesco's. Convenience.

The Shield is silent, has support for pretty much every video codec built in. Support for all major content apps, It auto updates regularly, has native support for a remote with voice search and have a nice, snappy UI.

I know all this (and more) can be achieved with an htpc but the configuration and maintenance has a time cost and requires people learn new skills. What you get for the money is, in my opinion, a great deal.
Edited by: "gorillaparfait" 15th Feb
gorillaparfait15/02/2020 09:43

The same reason people pay more for a pint of milk at the corner shop than …The same reason people pay more for a pint of milk at the corner shop than they would at Tesco's. Convenience.The Shield is silent, has support for pretty much every video codec built in. Support for all major content apps, It auto updates regularly, has native support for a remote with voice search and have a nice, snappy UI.I know all this (and more) can be achieved with an htpc but the configuration and maintenance has a time cost and requires people learn new skills. What you get for the money is, in my opinion, a great deal.


Totally agree. Do you think they will bring out a 10gbe version? I’m thinking plex, drives 10gbe home network.
Now that Currys is selling it I hope John Lewis do too, I have a few vouchers I need to use there!
Mrepg15/02/2020 09:57

Totally agree. Do you think they will bring out a 10gbe version? I’m t …Totally agree. Do you think they will bring out a 10gbe version? I’m thinking plex, drives 10gbe home network.



Never say never. Your movie rips must be massive!
gr134014/02/2020 21:27

The second best piece of AV equipment I have ever bought, the best is my …The second best piece of AV equipment I have ever bought, the best is my Logitech Harmony remote. I recently had an issue with a four year old shield controller no longer connecting. Contacted Nvidia and got an RMA so returned old and got another in its place a few days later. Also had an issue with a buzzing power supply and got a new one sent out. Excellent service.


Hows the best way to contact Nvidia if you don’t mind me asking? I sort of got lost on the website, I could do with seeing if there’s anything thing can do about my power supply, mines bent at the connector part.
gorillaparfait15/02/2020 11:40

Never say never. Your movie rips must be massive!


Just run a large flac server, audiobooks, some hdr 4k and 3d for the projector. However I have a granny flat too. All in all 28 devices. Kids n partners hammering the network, and everyone games lol
Best bit of kit I've purchased in a long time.....well worth £199 it will pay itself back in a few months
Mrepg15/02/2020 13:58

Just run a large flac server, audiobooks, some hdr 4k and 3d for the …Just run a large flac server, audiobooks, some hdr 4k and 3d for the projector. However I have a granny flat too. All in all 28 devices. Kids n partners hammering the network, and everyone games lol


#plexgoals A shield is never going to deal with that load as a server. I just migrated my server to an old nuc with the storage passed off to an to HP microserver. I reckon I'll be good for a couple of years with this setup.
Edited by: "gorillaparfait" 15th Feb
marc198215/02/2020 13:36

Hows the best way to contact Nvidia if you don’t mind me asking? I sort of …Hows the best way to contact Nvidia if you don’t mind me asking? I sort of got lost on the website, I could do with seeing if there’s anything thing can do about my power supply, mines bent at the connector part.


I went to nvidia.com/en-…rt/ and then ask us a question button.
gr134015/02/2020 15:09

I went to https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/support/ and then ask us a question …I went to https://www.nvidia.com/en-gb/support/ and then ask us a question button.


Thank you.
Edited by: "marc1982" 15th Feb
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