NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV HDR 4K UHD Streaming Media Player (2019)

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NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV HDR 4K UHD Streaming Media Player (2019)
Key Features
  • Stream from Various Entertainment Apps
  • Google Assistant Built-In
  • Works with Alexa
  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi 5 & Ethernet
Stream your favorite media and play computer games with the 2019 NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV HDR 4K UHD Streaming Media Player. It supports playback at up to 4K UHD resolution with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support for an enhanced viewing experience. The SHIELD TV features 2GB of RAM with 8GB of storage, which is expandable via the micro-USB port or the microSD card slot. It connects to your local network via Wi-Fi 5 or its Ethernet port, and to your display via HDMI.
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  • 1Description
  • 2Designed for Speed
  • 3Cinematic Experience
  • 4Slim Design
  • 5A Variety of Content
  • 6Voice Control
  • 7Included Apps
  • 8Additional Features

Stream your favorite media and play computer games with the 2019 NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV HDR 4K UHD Streaming Media Player. It supports playback at up to 4K UHD resolution with HDR10 and Dolby Vision support for an enhanced viewing experience. The SHIELD TV features 2GB of RAM with 8GB of storage, which is expandable via the micro-USB port or the microSD card slot. It connects to your local network via Wi-Fi 5 or its Ethernet port, and to your display via HDMI.

The SHIELD TV includes a remote control with a built-in microphone, which supports Google Assistant and Alexa functionality; the Google Assistant is built into the SHIELD TV. A variety of apps are built-in for instant streaming.

Support for certain services may change or be removed at any time. Amazon Alexa functionality requires an Alexa-equipped device. The Google Assistant is not available in all languages. Not all functions or services are available in all areas. Content acquired via certain apps may require subscription to a service. Please see the manufacturer's website for more information.
Designed for Speed
The NVIDIA Tegra X1+ processor is designed to deliver fast performance.
Cinematic Experience
Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos surround sound deliver vivid picture quality and immersive audio with compatible equipment and source media. Enhance HD video in real time to near-4K quality using onboard AI upscaling and the Tegra X1+ processor.
Slim Design
The SHIELD Android TV features a compact design, and at only 1.57" tall, can be hidden behind your entertainment center with your cables. It also features Ethernet and Wi-Fi connectivity, a built-in power supply, and a microSD card slot for storage expansion. The included remote control has motion-activated backlit buttons, one of which is user-customizable. The remote also features voice control, Bluetooth, IR control for your TV, and a built-in lost remote locator.
A Variety of Content
Watch Netflix, Amazon Video, Disney+, and Vudu in 4K HDR, and YouTube, Hulu Live, Google Play Movies & TV, and more in 4K. You can also stream from your phone with built-in Chromecast 4K.
Voice Control
The built-in Google Assistant allows you to see photos, live camera feeds, weather, sports scores, and more on your display. Dim the lights and immerse yourself in your favorite show or music using your voice. You can also control the SHIELD Android TV hands-free with Amazon Alexa and your Alexa-equipped device, such as an Amazon Echo.
Included Apps
  • NVIDIA Games
  • Netflix
  • YouTube
  • Amazon Prime Video
  • Google Play Movies & TV
  • Vudu
  • Amazon Music
  • Google Play Store
  • Google Play Music
  • PLEX
  • Google Play Games
Additional Features
  • Expandable storage via micro-USB
  • Bluetooth 5.0 + LE
  • Captive portal support
  • CEC support via HDMI
  • SHIELD Experience upgrades via NVIDIA
  • IR transmitter built into remote for control of volume and power on TVs, soundbars, or receivers
  • NVIDIA GeForce NOW game streaming service (compatible game controller or keyboard and mouse are required)
  • NVIDIA GameStream (requires compatible GeForce RTX or GTX-powered computer)
  • Android gaming via the Google Play Store
UPC: 812674023892


Inputs / Outputs
Video Output1 x HDMI 2.0b Female
USB Ports1 x USB (Version Unspecified) Micro-B
Media Card Reader1 x microSD
Media Support
ResolutionsMaximum: 3840 x 2160p at 60 fps
HDR CompatibilityHDR10, Dolby Vision
HDCP SupportYes, Version 2.2
Video FormatsASF, AVI, DivX, H.264 / AVC, H.265 / HEVC, M2TS, MKV, MOV, MP4, VP9, WEB-M, Xvid
Audio FormatsAAC, AAC+, AMR, FLAC, MP3, OGG Vorbis, PCM, WMA, WMA Lossless, WMA Pro, eAAC+
Dolby/DTS SupportDTS-HD, DTS-X, Dolby Atmos, Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD
Wi-Fi StandardsWi-Fi 5 (802.11ac)
Wi-Fi Bands2.4 GHz, 5 GHz
Ethernet1 x RJ45
Ethernet Speed10/100/1000 Mb/s
Smart Antenna Support2x2 MIMO
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Storage Capacity8 GB
Memory2 GB
GPU 256-Core
Virtual Assistant
Virtual AssistantWorks with Alexa, Works with Google Assistant
Communication MethodBluetooth, IR
Battery Type2 x AAA
Dimensions (W x H x D)1.57 x 1.57 x 6.5" / 3.99 x 3.99 x 16.51 cm
Weight4.83 oz / 137 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.17 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.7 x 4.8 x 4"


Not worthy

By Corey
Rated 1 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-22

Very disappointed in this particular product from Nvidia. I find it absolutely useless so I gave it away and that person ending up throwing it away completely. Kicking myself because I could have bought 4 4k firesticks for this price. Hopefully Nvidia won't continue this product its garbage.

Smooth operator

By Marc
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-11

There are streaming devices and then there is the Nvidia shield. A bit pricier than it's competition but it just runs beautifully. Other types will get the job done but for the smoothest experience find the shield is top notch.

Lockups, periodic black screen,

By Todd
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-14

Right out of the box I had issues. First, it wanted to apply software updates, but this left me with a red spinning circle on the screen. After an hour, I tried to power off the device via the remote, but that didn't work. It was totally locked up. I pulled the plug, powered it up, and again it got stuck applying an update. I pulled the plug, powered it up, and it seemed to be fine, until the screen would periodically go completely black for a few seconds. This happened whether I was in the menus or watching a program. Software updates didn't fix it. After searching the internet for hours, someone suggested turning off various settings, I did, and so far the black-screen problem has not returned. I'm not sure what features or functionality I lost by doing this. Also, Google needs a smarter GUI designer. Showing/Hiding on-screen buttons based on where the 'cursor' is currently is bad design (the user has to move to an item, then scan the entire screen to see what changed, and do this for each menu), and causes the screen to expand and contract so the necessary button(s) can be displayed. This is disruptive and confusing to the user experience. Additionally, I learned that when multiple buttons are available, the in-focus button is the larger one, but it's only larger by a little bit. Here's a little tip for the GUI designer at Google, Why not paint the in-focus button GREEN? The user can easily distinguish which button is in-focus, PLUS there is less shifting of the screen contents. The video quality is like what you would expect from a normal HD channel. Too many problems right out of the box that I was forced to research and fix on my own. I paid $200, AND had to fix THEIR problems? Unacceptable! I probably should have returned it immediately, but I didn't. I can't believe both NVIDIA and Google would allow such an unreliable (and poorly designed) device to go out the door. It says a lot about those companies, doesn't it. Does Apple-TV have these problems?

Great product

By Riyadh
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-12

Nice all futures you need is available. But you have to know that the order from US comes only with 110 VAC choice and no 220 VAC

Excellent product

By Juan Carlos
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-11

Works great, move perfectly on the menu, and the streaming is fast and perfect in every app that I have tried, with all the best features, 4k, HDR, Dolby atmos, etc

Best Android TV box period

By Jeffrey
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-19

Incredibly fast responsive compatible with tons of different hardware you can side load apps into it if you want to get rid of the Google launcher it's a beautiful box I have three.

Top performance and very easy to install

By Dave
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-17

I finally decided to sign up for a streaming TV service, but my circa 2016 Samsung Smart TV was too old to run the latest streaming apps. After doing a LOT of comparison of Roku, Fire, etc. I settled on the NVIDIA SHIELD TV and I'm extremely happy. I wanted a device that could support Gigabit ethernet (instead of operating via WiFi) and the SHIELD fit the bill. The only other device that fully supports Gigabit ethernet is Apple TV, but since I'm already in the Android ecosystem the NVIDIA SHIELD was really a no-brainer. Very satisfied user.

Very Buggy OS And Many Apps Not Won't Work

By John
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-10

I purchased this Android TV Streaming Media Player based on a number of reviews indicating it was very capable and runs the Android OS. During setup I discovered it worked very poorly with my Philips 4K TV which is less than a year old. It would not enter sleep mode and had to be unplugged and restarted every time the TV was turned on. It then took about 40 minutes to restart until it would work properly. Also I was never able to get the settings right to make it work with HDMI-CEC (ARC) from the TV to home theatre and could only get basic sound to work with an optical cable. The best picture quality achieved was only 720p. In addition a large number of apps I wanted to use with it would not work with the Nvidia Shiled TV. The ProtonVPN , Disney+, CNN, CBC, CTV, Global apps as well as others would not work at all and crashed repeatedly. I contacted Nvidia tech support several times but they were unable to resolve any of the issues and made vague promises of future Android OS updates to address bugs. Due to these problems it was almost useless for my needs and I finally gave up and replaced it with an Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, which has worked effortlessly from the start with all my apps, produces better video quality and functions very well with the TV and home theatre. The Nvidia Shield was and expensive waste of money and I can't recommend it. After fighting with it for 2 months I was unable to return it as it was past 30 days and not technically a hardware defect.

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duz anyone have an issue with wifi ? when I ...

duz anyone have an issue with wifi ? when I switch to wifi it will run for about 5 min. and it shuts down my network
Asked by: Wally
WiFI has not been a known problem. Most people are using it with WiFi.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2020-02-27

I ordered navida sheild android tv hdr 4 k uhd ...

I ordered navida sheild android tv hdr 4 k uhd 2019 is it support 220v?
Asked by: Turki
The NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV HDR 4K UHD Streaming Media Player (2019) BH #NVSTVG3 is dual voltage and will support 220V.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2021-08-13

What is the difference between this and ...

What is the difference between this and Chromecast?
Asked by: Bradley
As others have said the Shield is a more powerful device designed to playback content in the best quality long with helping you find content whether its TV/movies or games. Chromecast is an easy solution if you want to cast content from your phone. But, exploring content and user experience wouldn't be as fluid as the Shield.
Answered by: Bennie
Date published: 2021-03-08

Do you have to have an Android TV for this to ...

Do you have to have an Android TV for this to work or will it convert your TV in to an Android TV?
Asked by: Bradley
You can connect this to any TV giving that TV android TV functionality.
Answered by: Bennie
Date published: 2020-06-24

What Cords do I need to buy separately ?

What Cords do I need to buy separately ?
Asked by: SummerLee
I use wired Ethernet, so I had to have one of those. The device is set up for wireless networking, too. It comes with an AC power cord (no brick; plugs in directly), but not an HDMI cable. If you have a 4K monitor/TV get a cable that is rated for 4K. I chose to add a MicroSD card to have more than the default 8GiB, which allows me to store more apps (not needed yet, but ...) and keep content local to the Shield to play through Kodi or VLC
Answered by: Daniel
Date published: 2020-05-13

does it work on 220v ?

does it work on 220v ?
Asked by: Mohammed
Yes it will. The power supply is a universal type 100-240V AC 50/60 Hz. But the AC outlet plug is for North America only. It will require an adapter to convert the plug to your local configuration,
Answered by: Mark
Date published: 2020-10-15


Asked by: Ron
Yes. I have mine hard wired
Answered by: Robert
Date published: 2020-02-24

I just need to know if i need to buy the stand ...

I just need to know if i need to buy the stand separately or if it gonna come with it. I ask because the main picture shows it with the stand, and I don’t see it saying that the stand is sold separately.
Asked by: Edgar
The stand is not included. BH #NVSS16 is the NVIDIA SHIELD TV Stand. https://bhpho.to/35fGSE5
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-11-19
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