Get ready for a new Android TV-powered set-top box from NVIDIA.
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NVIDIA teasing CES 2017 topics
The upcoming Consumer Electronics Show could be a little different for NVIDIA. Rather than focusing on highly complex technologies consumers don’t understand, NVIDIA is expected to use its time at CES 2017 to introduce its next set-top box. It’ll be the successor to the SHIELD but carry the same name.
With the new SHIELD, NVIDIA will focus on small improvements as an overhaul isn’t necessary yet. The set-top box, which will still be running Android TV, is going to support 802.11ac WiFi and feature MIMO antennas.
Changes for the controller include a slimmer design, reliance on Bluetooth LE, and better battery life.
A big push for the new SHIELD from NVIDIA will be in 4K content even though the existing set-top box supports it. The reason for the renewed push is Google Play’s launch of high resolution movies and television shows at a premium price. Now owners of the set-top box will have a popular, centralized place to get 4K content.
NVIDIA’s keynote at CES 2017 will be held on January 4 at 9:30PM ET. We’ll be there covering it live from Las Vegas, so stick with Talk Android during the first week of January for nonstop, wall-to-wall coverage of the event.