Friday, 6 January 2017

New NVIDIA Shield TV has Google Assistant, 4K HDR video support

NVIDIA is upgrading it powerful Android TV device adding support for 4K HDR streaming and offering three times more power than competition.

The new Shield TV can play 4K contents from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies and VUDU with HDR support. It also supports Google Assistant for voice control,which is already available in Google's Pixel phones and Home activated-speaker. NVIDIA is also selling a hands-free mic accessory called NVIDIA Spot that you can place anywhere in your home to give voice commands. The Shield TV also has SmartThings integrated to control smart home appliances like lights, locks and more.

The NVIDIA Shield TV packs NVIDIA Tegra X1processor, 3GB RAM, 16GB storage and runs Android 7.0 Nougat powered by Android TV and Google Cast. Other features include WiFI 802.11ac, Bluetooth 4.1, HDMI 2.0b, Gigabit Ethernet, 2 x SUB 3.0 Type-A port and IR blaster.

The new model also has support for thousand of games including Watch Dogs 2, Assassin's Creed Syndicate and For Honor. The future games of Ubisoft will release for the shield TV at the same time they are released for PC.

The new NVIDIA Shield TV (controller and remote included) is priced at $200 (Rs. 13,500) and will be available in the U.S, Canada and select Eurpean market later this month. The NVIDIA Spot Mic accessory is priced at $50 (Rs. 3,400). There also a Pro variant that comes with 500GB of internal storage and has been priced at $300 (Rs. 20,000)

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