The fan-favorite Nvidia Shield TV streaming field is getting a brand new refresh quickly within the type of the Nvidia Shield TV Pro, which can convey a faster Tegra X1+ processor and a brand new distant, in accordance with a now-removed Amazon itemizing that exposed the brand new product a couple of days forward of an obvious October 28th launch date, by way of 9to5Google.
Visually, the Shield TV Pro is an identical to the refreshed Shield TV from 2017: identical design, identical dimensions, identical ports, identical elective stand. Even the specs are largely the identical; there’s nonetheless 16GB of flash storage and 3GB of RAM. But Nvidia is making two large adjustments right here: a brand new Tegra X1+ processor that replaces the usual X1 chip on the outdated mannequin, which it guarantees is “up to 25% faster.”
There’s additionally a brand new bundled distant management, with an odd triangular design, motion-activated backlit buttons, a built-in distant management locator, and simply straight-up extra buttons for media management (together with a customizable menu button).
As a part of the refresh, the brand new Shield TV Pro additionally checks off a couple of extra packing containers for content material: it now helps Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Digital Plus encompass sound, along with Dolby Atmos (which the outdated Shield TV additionally supported). And the brand new processor allows what Nvidia is looking “AI Upscaling,” which the corporate says provides “crisper, clearer, video enhanced to 4K resolution in real-time.”
And just like the outdated Nvidia Shield TV, you’ll nonetheless be capable to use the Shield TV Pro as a Plex Media Server, a SmartThings hub, a 4K Chromecast machine, and management it with each Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. It’ll additionally nonetheless run Android TV, which means the identical broad number of apps and video games will likely be out there, as will Nvidia’s GeForce Now sport streaming service.
According to the Amazon itemizing, the Nvidia Shield TV Pro will price $199.99 and will likely be launched on October 28th.