Alongside the big announcement of its new GeForce NOW game streaming service, NVIDIA today revealed that it would make its SHIELD Android TV available for purchase across certain parts of Europe beginning Thursday, October 1st. Both the SHIELD and SHIELD Pro Android TV boxes will be available in the U.K., France, Germany, Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden from shield.nvidia.com, Amazon, and various other European online retailers.
As far as pricing is concerned, the SHIELD Android TV will cost €199.99/£149.99 and the 500GB SHIELD Pro model will cost €299.99/£229.99. The SHIELD Stand will set you back €29.99/£19.99, the SHIELD Remote can be purchased for €49.99/£39.99 and an extra SHIELD Controller will run you €59.99/£49.99.
Along with the big GeForce NOW update that’s set to roll out tomorrow, NVIDIA is also rolling out a good amount of playback enhancements to the SHIELD Android TV like lossless audio including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio pass-through with WMA-Lossless decode. You’ll also be able to watch movies at 23.976 frames per second. The update will also bring hardware acceleration for VC-1 (including M2TS and ASF/WMV container support), MPEG-2 and WMV9.
SHOWTIME, NFL Sunday Ticket and Pac 12 Football streaming options are coming to the SHIELD Android TV sometime soon, as well.