Nvidia launched Shield TV with Google Assistant and Nvidia Spot AI Mic

Nvidia has launched a new Nvidia Shield TV at CES 2017 in Las Vegas. The company claims that new Shield TV will deliver unmatched performance in providing experiences like gaming, streaming and AI integration. The company has integrated Google Assistant for TV in addition to bringing a new design to Shield TV. Nvidia has opened Shield TV for pre-order and will start shipping to United States, Canada and selected regions in Europe later this month.

The device is priced at $199.99, and it will now ship with Gaming controller and remote, and you no longer need to buy them separately. Nvidia Shield Pro will also be available later this month with the controller, remote, headphone jack and 500GB storage. One interesting thing is that the company will ship a separate version of Shield TV with custom software to China later this year.

Shield adds support to 4K HDR streaming while providing three times the performance to what other media streaming devices provide in the market. It will provide support to video streaming apps from Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies and VUDU. YouTube TV app is set to come to the new Shield devices in coming months. Jen-Hsun Huang, founder and CEO of Nvidia added, “NVIDIA’s rich heritage in visual computing and deep learning has enabled us to create this revolutionary device.”

Shield TV is not limited to being a media streaming devices, and the company highlighted that the Shield Library of games has expanded to thousands of titles along with the ability to stream Ubisoft games like Watch Dogs 2, Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, For Honor and others. New Ubisoft games will be available for Shield TV owners along with the launch of their PC releases. Highlighting the AI capabilities of the new device he further adds that “SHIELD’s new AI home capability, we can control and interact with content through the magic of artificial intelligence from anywhere in the house.”

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Shield TV will provide the first hands-free Google Assistant integration on TV and Google has optimised the experience to work on large screens. In addition to streaming, gaming and AI, Nvidia has also added the support for Shield TV users to turn the device into a smart home hub which can be used to connect to hundreds of smart connected devices at home and control them. Nvidia Spot is one interesting add-on to Shield TV as it makes the device, the backbone of the AI home with improved control throughout the house.