Retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, and B&H Photo are all live with product listings for the SHIELD TV introduced less than two weeks ago in Las Vegas. NVIDIA, too, is selling the set-top box.
Its price everywhere is $199, and that’s for the base model. The Pro model, while up for pre-order for $299, isn’t ready just yet. So, if storage doesn’t matter all that much to you, choose the base model with 16GB rather than waiting for the Pro model and its 500GB. Other than storage, the two models are exactly the same.
Again, NVIDIA hasn’t changed many things from the 2015 version. Everything except the controller looks the same. Even that, though, is only tweaked with a polygonal appearance. The major new additions are Google Assistant on Android TV and additional services featuring 4K video support. However, all of that will be on the previous version after a software update rolls out soon.