Nvidia announce new Shield TV with 4K HDR, Google Assistant, and Steam Streaming support

Nvidia’s Shield TV has a new unit arriving, and this time with 4K HDR and Steam streaming support in tow. The set top box has been extremely popular over the years, and this year brings 4K and HDR for the first time, along with some other requested features. Specs for the new Shield TV include the same Tegra X1 ARM chip with four Cortex-A57 cores and four Cortex-A53 cores, and 3GB of RAM, clocks speeds and everything is unknown at this stage,

Since the Shield TV is built using Android, it makes sense that a big feature included now is Google Assitant;which will allow substantial control over the device using your voice.

4K HDR support is probably the most stand out feature for those with 4K HDR TV’s: with Amazon Video first, with general 4K on Netflix, Google Play and YouTube working now, with HDR arriving later on those platforms likely to arrive later.

Nvidia are also including a Steam app, which basically makes it a Steam link as well, and allows users to stream their entire Steam library to their TV;we assume with any graphics card, and is not limited to GeForce cards, as it is with GeForce home streaming.

“Shield TV is the world’s most advanced streamer. Its brilliant 4K HDR quality, hallmark Nvidia gaming performance, and broad access to media content will bring families hours of joy. And with Shield’s new AI home capability, we can control and interact with content through the magic of artificial intelligence from anywhere in the house,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, CEO of Nvidia.

The new Nvidia Shield TV is avaialble for pre-order now and will set you back €200 for the standard model, which includes a remote, and controller. The Pro version with 500GB hard drive will arrive later this month, but of course with a higher price tag. The separate Nvidia Spot Mic can be had for €49.

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