Android TV is a platform which is seeing big growth right now. It has been slow growth up until now, but the options have starting to come through much heavier in 2015. One of the most popular options that is currently available is the NVIDIA SHIELD. This is not surprising though as the SHIELD comes touting some seriously upgraded specs, compared to the likes of the Nexus Player. That said, it also comes with a much higher price point than the likes of the Nexus Player. The most affordable option is currently the 16GB version which will set you back $199.99. While the more expensive Pro version (which comes with 500GB storage) will set you back $299.99. Not to mention, both of these versions do not come with the SHIELD Remote. This is an accessory purchase which will cost you an additional $49.99.
Well, NVIDIA are today starting a promotion where you can buy both the SHIELD and the remote control and save an extra $25. This mean that if you opt for the 16GB version, you can pick it up along with the remote for $224.98 instead of its usual $249.98. Likewise, the 500GB version will set you back $324.99 instead of the full $349.99. This is a great opportunity to pick up the two together. We recently compared the SHIELD Remote with the Nexus Player Remote and is certainly is worth the added cost.
In terms of the promotion, this is a limited time thing and is good from today through until August 21st. The deal is available directly from NVIDIA’s online shop, Best Buy or from Amazon. To take advantage of the deal, simply add the two items (standard or Pro SHIELD and the SHIELD Remote) and the discount will be reflected in your shopping cart during checkout. This is a great deal if you are thinking about picking up an Android TV device, as the SHIELD is currently the best device on the market and offers a wide range of SHIELD specific games as well as all the other benefits of Android TV. You can check out our review for more details on the SHIELD and the benefits of picking one up. Alternatively, you can hit the link below to grab one now at the reduced price.