An advanced new streaming device that will integrate many living room entertainment needs into one hub has been launched at the CES 2017. The new NVIDIA SHIELD TV is an open-platform media streamer built on advanced visual computing technology which aims to overfill your appetite for AI, streaming and gaming, all in 4K HDR quality.
The NVIDIA SHIELD TV promises to deliver a rich visual experience with support for 4K HDR and offers 3x the performance of any other streaming device available in the market. With the addition of Amazon Video in 4K HDR, SHIELD offers the largest, most open catalog of media in 4K. YouTube’s flagship TV app will also be available for SHIELD in the coming months, delivering immersive, 360-degree viewing experiences, at the same time it will also support services like Netflix, Google Play Movies and VUDU.
To be shipped with both, a remote and a gaming controller, SHIELD TV will offer a wide range of gaming capabilities and content. Its library of games contains thousands of titles, with the ability to soon stream Ubisoft’s catalog of hits, including Watch Dogs 2, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, For Honor and many others. New Ubisoft games will also be available, simultaneous with their PC release. Hit franchises like The Witness, Tomb Raider and Shadowgun Legends will be available to the device in a native manner.
It will offer the first hands-free Google Assistant Integration on TV. Google has optimized the Assistant experience on TV by making the screen show visual answers in addition to an audio reply. Frequent clicks on the remote can be replaced by voice commands to find content, for pausing, fast-forwarding or rewinding. Plus, Google’s AI can help better find content and answer questions.
A SmartThings Hub technology integration, turns the SHIELD into a smart home hub that can connect to numerous smart home devices. It also includes NVIDIA SPOT, an AI mic accessory that enables a user to control the SHIELD from anywhere in the house. When the Google Assistant comes to Android TV in the coming months, SHIELD users will be able to enjoy a hands-free Android TV experience through ‘Ok Google’ voice commands.