Published on June 22nd, 2018 | by admin
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Brings 4K Entertainment, Max Performance and GeForce Gaming to the Living Room
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Brings 4K Entertainment, Max Performance and GeForce Gaming to the Living Room With 4K Entertainment, Max Performance and GeForce Gaming
SYDNEY—June 22, 2018—NVIDIA today announced that NVIDIA® SHIELD™ TV – an Android TV-based device built for the big screen in your living room that delivers unmatched streaming and gaming experiences – is coming to Australia and New Zealand.
SHIELD TV will be available in July and come bundled either with a remote, or with a game controller and remote.
Lightning-Fast Performance in up to 4K HDR
SHIELD delivers the richest visuals with support for 4K HDR and an incredibly smooth and responsive experience. With top apps like Stan, Amazon Video, Netflix and YouTube in 4K, SHIELD offers the largest, most open catalogue of media in stunning Ultra High-Definition.
“SHIELD TV combines upgraded performance, 4K HDR entertainment and GeForce GTX gaming
to deliver an incredible streaming media device,” said Ali Kani, general manager of SHIELD at
NVIDIA. “We received countless inquiries from the Australian market dating back to when
SHIELD first launched, and we can’t wait to meet the demands of our most passionate fans.”
GeForce GTX Gaming in the Living Room
SHIELD brings to the comforts of the living room gaming on GeForce, the world’s largest gaming
platform, with more than 200 million users.
With NVIDIA GameStream technology – a super smooth, ultra-low latency streaming
technology – GeForce gamers untether PC gaming, casting their library of games to SHIELD in
vibrant 4K HDR at up to 60 frames per second. Direct access to Steam Big Picture mode opens
up a massive library of Steam titles. The most popular games like Fortnite, The Crew 2 and
Minecraft: Windows 10 Edition can now be played on the big screen.
SHIELD powers hundreds of the best Android games, with native experiences that include major
PC and mobile franchises Borderlands, Doom, Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear, Resident Evil,
Shadowgun, and Tomb Raider.
“The past five years have seen Australian’s viewing habits change dramatically,” said Greg
Arthurton, head of consumer products division ANZ at NVIDIA. “The stars have aligned with the
rise of on-demand television, growing 4K TV adoption, and an increase in 4K content from app
providers, making it the right time to bring SHIELD to market.”
Built for Your Google-Connected Lifestyle
Based on Android TV, SHIELD is an open platform media streaming device. It taps into Google’s
industry leading search capabilities, connects to your library of entertainment with Google Play
Movies & TV, and provides access to the Google Play Store for Stan, tenplay, 7 Plus and a near
endless supply of apps and games.
With Google Cast technology built-in, SHIELD helps you access even more apps, including 9 Now
and ABC iview, to cast your favourite shows, movies, music and pictures from your smartphone,
tablet or Chrome device.
Pricing and Availability
SHIELD TV will be available in July and come bundled either with a remote, or with a game
controller and remote – starting at A$249 in Australia. Optional accessories include additional
controllers and a vertical stand.
It will be available on the SHIELD website and from local computer technology resellers
including: PC Case Gear, Umart, Mwave, Centrecom, Scorptec, PLE Computers, JW Computers,
Austin Computers, and Computer Alliance in Australia, and PB Technologies, Computer Lounge
and Playtech in New Zealand. SHIELD will also be available across select EB Games stores within