What’s On TV? With NVIDIA SHIELD, Whatever You Want … Here’s How

by Chris Daniel

What you want to watch, when you want to watch it. Whether you’re cutting the cord to pay TV, diving into the wild world of web video or looking for a way bring great games to your living room, we built NVIDIA SHIELD to give you control.

So what should you check out first? A few highlights.

What’s On TV? Whatever You Want

With SHIELD, you can tap into a sprawling library of 4K Netflix content.

Watching videos with NVIDIA SHIELD is a whole new experience. 4K or HD, you have to see it to believe it. And there are some brand-new TV apps with movies and shows to check out.

  • Netflix 4K Ultra HD — Ultra HD streaming is now available on Netflix, and you can check out popular shows like “House of Cards,” “The Blacklist” and Netflix original series like “Daredevil,” all on NVIDIA SHIELD through your 4K television. 4K content is also available on SHIELD through YouTube 4K.
  • Sling TV — Now you can watch live TV over the internet. Watch ESPN, your favorite shows, breaking news, big games, new movies and more. This app allows you to watch the best live TV instantly on NVIDIA SHIELD.
  • Live Channels Google’s Live Channels app is for watching live TV. Watch your favorite news, sports, movies and TV shows from various channel sources such as built-in tuner, IP-based tuners and more — and show them instantly on NVIDIA SHIELD.1
  • New TV apps on Android TV — Major broadcasters are bringing their video and viewing apps to Android TV, including HBO Now, HBO Go, CBS News, CBS Sports, Fox Sports, FX Now, Fox Now, Fox News, EPIX, WWE, UFC, USA Today, Vimeo, Qello, Vudu and Twitch.
Apps like SLING will put SHIELD users in command of their content.
Apps like Sling TV will put SHIELD users in command of their content.

Always Game

Mobile games. Casual games. Adventure games. Family games. Everyone enjoys games now, and there are games for everyone. So no entertainment device is complete without games.

The latest game in the free-wheeling Borderlands franchise is coming to SHIELD.
The latest game in the free-wheeling Borderlands franchise is coming to SHIELD.

NVIDIA SHIELD makes a new class of Android games possible. There are over 200 games on Android TV, and almost 20 titles are coming only to SHIELD. Want more? We’ve also just launched our 1080p worldwide GRID game-streaming service. Try out these great new games, only available on your NVIDIA SHIELD:

    • AAA games — Enjoy games like Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!,2 the latest role-playing shooter in the critically acclaimed Borderlands series. Or War Thunder, a next-generation massively-multiplayer online (MMO) combat game dedicated to World War II military aviation, armored vehicles and fleets.
    • Remastered classics — Dive into Half-Life 2: Episode Two, where you battle mysterious aliens from another dimension. Or gear up for DOOM 3: BFG Edition, developed by id Software — the original team responsible for the classic franchise — featuring an all-new chapter in the DOOM 3 experience with eight heart-pounding single-player levels and a completely new storyline.
    • Indie hits — Love puzzles? Fire up The Talos Principle, a philosophical first-person puzzle game from Croteam, the creators of the legendary Serious Sam games. Or immerse yourself in Never Alone, the first game developed in collaboration with the Iñupiat, an Alaska Native people, where you play as a young Iñupiat girl and an arctic fox as they set out to find the source of the eternal blizzard.
    • Retro-inspired titles — Get your old school gaming fix with Hotline Miami, which combines 2D gaming action and a sophisticated, noir storyline set in 1989 Miami.
    • Family games — JUJU takes you on a journey with a panda, Juju, and his lizard sidekick as they embark upon a dangerous and mystical journey to save Juju’s father and the world from an ancient evil.

Order NVIDIA SHIELD today at http://shield.nvidia.com/, Amazon and Bestbuy.com.

When you buy SHIELD, you’ll get about $60 in Google Play value. This includes a $30 Google Play store credit and three months of unlimited Google Play Music (a $29.97 value).

For a limited time only, when you buy SHIELD Pro, you’ll get about $90 in Google Play value. This includes a $30 Google Play store credit, three months of unlimited Google Play Music (a $29.97 value), and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! (a $29.99 value).

More on SHIELD: This is How You Play TV: NVIDIA SHIELD Now Available, Ready to Redefine Your TV Experience | The Battle for Your Living Room Has Begun

1 Live Channels requires the HDHomerun tuner box and antenna.

2 “Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!” is planned to release on SHIELD on July 1, 2015. Date is subject to change by the game publisher.

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  • Gravislord

    Which HDHomerun tuner box is supported for the Live Channels app?

  • Charles Denault

    Is Amazon Prime video supported? Great news about Netflix HD!

  • mike

    I think the reference to the built in tuner is just Android TV marketing speak as it is designed to be used by any number of hardware platforms – including potentially something with a built in tuner. I think there might be a cable provider in France or Spain or someplace who launched one? Also several TV manufacturers have models available.
    I believe it is the Homerun tuners from Silicon Dust which are being sussed out to work with Sheild/Android TV. They have one which tunes over-the-air and another which uses a cable-card. These are IP based tuners as they hook to antenna or cable and then to your network – providing tuners to any devices on the network capable of dealing with them. I believe Silicon Dust is also working on software to use those tuners as a DVR on Android TV hardware.

  • Roy B

    I need to find a way into communications with someone at Nvidia who WILL help me. I’ve been a huge fan for years, and when I was able to get the Nvidia Shield Tablet, I had planned to turn my 65″ Flat Panel into the best gaming monitor in the house.
    Unfortunately, the Shield Tablet 32 GB/ 4G LTE was defective : ( I purchased it through GameStop and had the additional warranty, but still have not been able to get my device replaced. GameStop uses Assurant now to provide their warranty service (or lack of), and they quickly directed me to Nvidia, because the device was brand new.
    The Nvidia TechCustomer Support must be out-sourced too, because they have been giving me the blow-off for a month now. I registered the device, I had a support tech trouble shoot it over the phone, and verifiy the device is DEFECTIVE and needs to be REPLACED, but after a month they are telling me, that they are having difficulty locating a replacement because I have an LTE device.
    I really want to see this technology light-up my life with the enhancements and state-of-the-art processing. I was able to go online to Nvidia’s website and start a new order for the exact same device, which is listed as IN_STOCK.
    I paid for this Shield Tablet, It came defective, and the tech said it is a known problem. He assured me I would have no problems getting it replaced. I feel like a company that I respect has a weak link, and possibly are no better than a company which sells high priced broken stuff right out-of-the-box, and that pisses me off.
    But before I give-up on the greatest tech innovators, I thought, that I would try to reachout to ANYONE at Nvidia who could help, of get me an executives contact info…lol When I worked for a top Pharma Co, if a customer was able to get a complaint into the president’s in box, the wheels really started rolling to fix their problem.

  • Kaveh Shahabi

    Is Hulu Plus app supported?

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  • Duncan_J

    I’m disappointed that the Google Play credits are for USA resident only. this wasn’t made clear on this posting.

  • Republitards suck

    What about HD Homerun? Is it compatible?