Nvidia’s popular Shield TV set top box is finally on its way to Australia. Built for both gaming and on-demand 4K streaming, the Shield has been a successful venture overseas, and now looks to dominate the market locally.
Beyond the news that the device is coming to Australia, there’s been no official release date as yet. We do expect that information will filter through in the very near future though, so keep an eye on The Iris and we’ll let you know.
Entering an already crowded Australian market against the likes of Apple TV and Telstra’s branded Roku boxes, the Nvidia Shield TV features access to over 100 “console grade” games from the Google Play store (though you will need a Shield Controller, pictured, to play them) along with access to major video and music streaming services like Netflix, Amazon Video and Spotify.
It’ll let you cast your PC games to your TV. It’ll let you use Chromecast. It’ll let you control your Google Assistant with voice commands. You can use it to operate your smart home electronics. You can even use it as a bloody DVR if you want. In terms of functionality, at least on paper, Nvidia’s not playing around.
More on this very interesting little device soon.