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Best microSD cards for NVIDIA Shield TV 2022

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The all-new NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) is here for all of your Android TV streaming and gaming needs, but you'll definitely want to grab one of the best Shield TV microSD cards. Despite having just 8GB of onboard storage, NVIDIA included a built-in microSD card slot so that you can house your entire video, music, or game library. Then you can load your new "console" up with some sweet games and grab the best Shield TV and TV Pro controllers. We have found the best microSD cards that follow with NVIDIA's requirements for Speed Class 10 and UHS Speed Class 1.

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As we mentioned before, the one downside to the new NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) is that storage is lacking. This is disappointing considering you could buy the previous generation with 500GB of storage. However, there is expandable storage, so with just a bit more cash, you can rectify this issue. Best of all, microSD cards are cheaper than ever.

It should come as no surprise that our favorite microSD card for the new NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) is the SanDisk Ultra 256GB (opens in new tab). This card meets all of NVIDIA's requirements for speed, while providing a nice middle-ground of storage space to view your favorite content.

For those who want as much storage as possible, you can't go wrong with the Samsung EVO Select (opens in new tab) microSD card with its 512GB capacity. Read and Write speeds range from 90MB/s to 100MB/s which is more than adequate to meet NVIDIA's Shield TV (2019) and Shield TV Pro requirements.

Andrew Myrick
Andrew Myrick

Andrew Myrick is a Senior Editor at Android Central. He enjoys everything to do with technology, including tablets, smartphones, and everything in between. Perhaps his favorite past-time is collecting different headphones, even if they all end up in the same drawer.