NVIDIA Shield Android TV arrives in the Google Store for $199

The latest addition to the Google Store lineup is the NVIDIA Shield Android TV. Google is selling the 16GB variant of the Android TV for $199, while the 500GB version is only $100 more, at $299. For those unfamiliar, the NVIDIA Shield Android TV features a NVIDIA Tegra X1 processor with 256-core Maxwell GPU with 3GB RAM on the inside, and is capable of displaying 4k video.

The Shield Android TV brings a home theater experience to your house with 7.1 and 5.1 surround sound pass through, and can even capture up to 60 fps for recording purposes. If you are on the fence, be sure to check out our full review of the NVIDIA Shield Android TV, and then hit the link below to grab one for yourself.

Buy the NVIDIA Shield Android TV from the Google Store (opens in new tab)

Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.
14 Comments
  • I'm still waiting for my replacement tablet Posted via Android Central App
  • Bought one of these last month. Solid performing device. Posted via the Android Central App
  • *in the US
  • Yeah, Canada has been left out of the Shield Android TV party. Not too happy about it Posted via my Golden Zenfone 2
  • According to NVidia: We ship to Canada through our shield.nvidia.com store and the Google store.
  • I have one already and love it. I use it primarily for Gamestream to play pc games in the living room. Having local coop for some Android games is an added bonus, too. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I was just debating on buying one on Amazon. The XBOne already owns our living room. This would replace the Roku 3 + Chromecast in the bedroom and give my wife the option to play emulated NES/SNES games. I can't decide if the 16GB is enough or if splurging on the 500GB is worth the $100. Any reason to buy this from Google Store vs Amazon Prime?
  • 'I was just debating on buying one on Amazon.' Speaking of which, has anyone got Amazon Instant Video working on this thing? I saw somebody do it when it first came out, but it required a mouse to be hooked up. If I can't watch Prime videos on it, it's not much use to me.
  • That was me :) And yes, you still need a mouse because the UI of Instant Watch isn't controller friendly ... at all. For those interested in the process: http://nvidiashieldzone.com/index.php/2015/06/02/tutorial-get-amazon-ins... No root, but a slight pain in the butt. The Nyko Playpad is the perfect solution for those looking to use hybrid apps like this with Shield TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7GEKEZ89JA
  • I own both units. I can say that the 500GB is the way to go. The $100 is worth it not to be worried about space, or having to root to use Link2SD card ... all the issues that come with split storage. Especially if you're going to use it as an Emu box - MAME alone can be 17GB. Start throwing PS1 and Gamecube images on there? Yeah, if you're going to get one - go 500GB.
  • I want to know why this device is NOT available in Canada??!! Posted via the Android Central App
  • I bit the bullet and just ordered from Amazon.com in July. I got the 16GB model for $308 CAD after import fees, shipping and taxes. Given how low our dollar is, even if it was available through Canadian channels it'd probably be about 249 plus tax. All that considered I think the 308 I paid was not too bad. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have no inside knowledge, but I'm wagering the issue is Google related.
  • Any news on uk launch Posted via the Android Central App