Twitch broadcasts come to NVIDIA’s 4K Shield Android TV


NVIDIA’s 4K-capable Shield Android TV is getting a new application that’s sure to be a pleasant surprise for anyone that’s passionate about video games. The gaming set-top box is now capable of viewing and broadcasting to Twitch, marking the only Android TV box that’s capable of streaming gameplay to the service.

The inclusion of Twitch makes NVIDIA’s offering one of the best on the market, as the system already offers tons of other video streaming services like HBO, Showtime, and FX, plus anything else that’s offered on Android TV already. And now that the Shield Android TV comes with a free remote, that makes an extremely compelling option for anyone that needs a powerful video streaming box that can also hold its own when it comes to video games.

source: NVIDIA

  • primalxconvoy

    I’ve always wanted to promote my favourite mobile games by making some videos of the gameplay. Does the twitch app support sound as well as video? I’ve heard that Android still has problems in this regard?

    • Brent

      I’m pretty sure it does both, I actually don’t see why it wouldn’t. However, I would imagine copyright might be an issue with streaming games. I have had so much trouble dealing with it on YouTube.

  • cunninghamcharlotte451

    Great article Jared. For those who live outside US like me, you can access Netflix, Hulu and similar media stations on your Google TV by using UnoTelly or similar tools.