NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV - Best in class set top box?

The new NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV promises a lot for an Android TV unit. Is this 4K-streaming capable machine worth the purchase price? Massdrop link: http://dro.ps/linustechtips Corsair link: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/406972-corsair-strafe-mechanical-keyboards-pre-roll-landing-page-for-now/ Pricing & discussion: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/406950-nvidia-shield-android-tv/ Support us: http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/75969-support-linus-tech-tips-our-affiliates-and-sponsors/ Join our community forum: http://bit.ly/ZkLvE7 https://twitter.com/linustech http://www.facebook.com/LinusTech Intro Screen Music Credit: Title: Laszlo - Supernova Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKfxmFU3lWY iTunes Download Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/supernova/id936805712 Artist Link: https://soundcloud.com/laszlomusic Outro Screen Music Credit: Approaching Nirvana - Sugar High http://www.youtube.com/approachingnirvana


  1. What game is at 5:33 ?
  2. why does it not have a dvd drive
  3. Is it worth buying a Shield just for streaming movies/shows and RetroArch emulation, from a Synology NAS? Or am I better off getting an Intel NUC?
  4. will I be able to use the steam link to play split screen?? is there a way? could I use the shield for split screen?
  5. Do you think that it would be worth buying one of these to replace the ageing features on my 2013 Samsung Smart TV? I will also use it for gamestream.
  6. It has better I/O than the MacBook Pro.
  7. can i run windows on it?
  8. they dont say mate a lot
  9. hey linus, whats up bro. i watch your channel religiously, and i just wanted to know which bluetooth keyboard and mouse you would recommend getting for the nvidia shield tv. (choose as if you were buying it for yourself dont worry about the cost $$$ lolol) thanks bro keep on with your fantastic vids .
  10. is the gamestream free still
  11. I bought the Shield for streaming kodi cause of its power which is fasssst! and I'm a casual gamer (I'm over 30 and have kids and a job) so I can't play games all day and buy everything when they come out and have the time to play it on my xbox one which my son took over but I have to say, I honestly think next Gen consoles should go the way the shield works. I mean streaming games from Nvideas servers without downloading is great. All in all I love this, hope they make a new version soon and compete with the big boys. overall this works great with kodi, just buy a keyboard/mouse combo with a tab to close unused apps and you'll be happy... also I have my emulates and roms on it. it's an all in one media center.
  12. This what the NX is going to be with the controller, tablet, Nintendo TV.
  13. can i plug my external 3 TB harddrive into the back and play my MKV movie collection?
  14. Do you have any idea how can I hear surround sound 7.1 through wirelles headset on the nvidia shield tv?
  15. How does it work as a pure android tv set box? Streaming / YouTube / Music? Do you even have access to the underlying android? Can you install a 3rd party launcher?
  16. I have the Shield and it works great! kodi is awsome and works way better than the fire stick! streaming games works great to! but I do have 150mbps Internet speeds!
  17. here's hoping that borderlands 2 will be available if the tablet x1 ever comes out.
  18. Can you use the Controller for Apple tv iPhone iPad or other phones ?
  19. Nvidia Shield TV vs. Roku 4, what would you guys choose for a potential "cable-cutter" device, not likely to game at all, but a USB port that supports an external drive would be nice for all my existing video files so I don't have to stream or cast them over the network? Shield supports Kodi Roku doesn't which might help toward cable cutting atleast till Sling adds the 3 remaining channels I watch to their lineup and I switch to them, both do 4k 60 FPS youtube (which is a requirement to me, since even the youtube app on my 4k tv seams to be limited to 30FPS).
  20. So it can run crysis

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