Nvidia’s Shield TV, an Android TV-based instrument that’s recently the most suitable option to be had for 4K streaming lovers, is getting a price drop with a new package deal that leaves out the incorporated online game controller. Bundled with simply the far off, the 16GB Shield TV is now $179 – $20 inexpensive than the Shield TV package deal that still contains the joypad, and in step with the pricing of the brand new 32GB Apple TV 4K that is going on sale the next day.
Nvidia’s set-top field provides 4K HDR streaming, with content material suppliers together with Netflix and Amazon Prime Video, in addition to via virtual leases and purchases in the course of the Google Play Store. It’s been doing 4K for the reason that little system went on sale previous this yr, too – and doing it really well in line with my non-public revel in.
It’s additionally value noting that as of at the moment, the Apple TV doesn’t be offering Amazon Prime streaming (although that’s on its method) and its YouTube app doesn’t give a boost to 4K playback (although that might trade sooner or later, too). Nvidia additionally provides a lot of gamer-focused options, together with native streaming from a gaming PC, and its far off has a headphone jack in-built for a so-called “private listening” mode.
I haven’t but had the risk to make use of the Apple TV 4K, however Nvidia’s streaming field is my favourite media heart this present day, so the brand new pricing choice will have to be regarded as a robust contender, particularly should you’re already invested within the Android ecosystem.
The new package deal is up for pre-order now, with shipments beginning October 18, and you’ll be able to nonetheless get the opposite variations at their authentic price issues, too.