Rumors had already been swirling a few pair of new Nvidia Shield TV merchandise, and a latest leak on Amazon suggests one might be an Nvidia Shield TV Pro launching on October 28, Android Authority reviews.
The product itemizing confirmed the same design to the prevailing Nvidia Shield TV, however an up to date distant with backlit buttons. The worth was listed at $199, which might match the $199 / £189 / AU$249.95 launch worth of its predecessor.
But, there are some clear causes to improve, together with the new Nvidia Tegra X1+ chip, which might enhance efficiency as much as 25%, plus, and assist for Dolby Vision HDR content material.
We already maintain the Nvidia Shield TV in excessive regard, because it affords one of the best Android TV expertise obtainable. That’s because of its excessive efficiency and its versatility as a sensible residence management, streaming platform and gaming gadget multi function.
Not all of the upgrades we could have wished
The upgraded chip contained in the Nvidia Shield TV Pro is good, however there is no improve in reminiscence or storage. The new gadget could have two USB 3.zero ports, which opens the door for straightforward enlargement with exterior storage, however 16GB continues to be on the small aspect to begin.
Another miss is the units use of 802.11ac wi-fi (Wi-Fi 5), when Wi-Fi 6 is now an choice. Of course, that may be remedied through the use of an Ethernet cable for a quick and dependable connection.
The timing of the Shield TV Pro could not be higher, although. Why’s that? Google Stadia. Google’s on-line sport streaming service, is about to launch November 19, and there have been rumors each that the Nvidia Shield TV will assist Stadia and that Google Stadia will come to Android TV.
The slated launch of the Nvidia Shield TV Pro could also be a bit early for the Stadia launch, however that provides it time to achieve some traction and a focus earlier than the streaming service goes reside. So, for present players and would-be players getting enthusiastic about Stadia, the up to date Nvidia Shield TV Pro could show a successful choice over the much less versatile Chromecast Ultra and Stadia controller pairing Google is providing.