Everybody’s trying to win your heart and get into your living room, and by that we mean all the manufacturers pushing out digital TV boxes and consoles to be the one your in-home media entertainment will be built around. Apple is trying its hardest with the new Apple TV. NVIDIA says their SHIELD Android TV console is still the better option.
For one, NVIDIA says their console is still the best choice for gamers and big screen gaming. They have more games to choose from, and they range from casual gaming to hardcore gaming classics like Half-Life and Half-Life 2. NVIDIA also point out that, well, they have a real gaming controller – Apple TV and others might ask you to use your smartphone for controls.
NVIDIA SHIELD also flaunts its native 4K streaming capability. Most people will be jumping to 4K TV’s soon, and NVIDIA says they’re the only one (at the moment) ready for that. Lastly, Android users will find that Chromecast is built into the SHIELD console, so bringing your content from your phone or PC (or even from your iOS device) directly to your big screen TV will not be a problem.
At USD$200, you get the market’s most powerful Android device to date. While we appreciate what others bring to the table, we can’t argue with NVIDIA’s logic. How about them apples?