Nvidia Shield TV gets a cheaper bundle ahead of Apple TV 4K launch

Shawn Knight

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Nvidia will soon offer its Shield TV set-top box in a cheaper configuration in hopes of appealing to non-gamers.

The new Shield TV bundle will include the set-top box and remote control for $179. That’s a $20 discount over the current cheapest bundle although notably, the new kit won’t include Nvidia’s gamepad.

If you have zero interest in gaming, the cheaper bundle could be appealing. Then again, the Shield controller is worth more than the $20 discount Nvidia is offering. My advice would be to get the $199 bundle then sell the controller on eBay and come out ahead.

The news comes one day before Apple’s new 4K-enabled media streaming box launches. It, too, starts at $179.

Nvidia earlier this year updated its Shield TV box with Android 7.0 and support for HDR content. The streamer also became compatible with Google Assistant and added Amazon Prime Video support. Apple still hasn’t added support for Amazon Prime Video (it’s in the works, however).

Nvidia will continue to offer the aforementioned controller bundle for $199 as well as the Nvidia Shield Pro with 500GB of storage for $299 (both lower-tier Shields include 16GB of local storage). All are powered by Tegra X1 hardware.

The remote-only Shield TV bundle is available to pre-order as of writing and launches on October 18.

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Skjorn

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All I wanna know is where is Shield v2 and is it Volta or Pascal.
This is Gen 2 that's out at the moment, we're waiting for Gen 3 I guess...
It is not v2 to me, its the same old Tegra chip. Same everything, just a smaller box. That would be like calling the ps3 slim the ps4.
All I wanna know is where is Shield v2 and is it Volta or Pascal.

Who cares it will stream ur hardcore gaming rig 1080p 60 all day long
Ok I researched before lookin like an asshat. I have been under the impression this whole time that the Shield was not capable of 4K60. I thought it was MAYBE 4K30. I knew it was 1080p60. But I have checked out that it is indeed 4K60. Might look around for a 2nd hand Shield now.