NVIDIA, a graphics processing unit provider, recently launched SHIELD TV, an Android open-platform media streamer equipped with visual computing to deliver gaming, streaming and artificial intelligence (AI) experience.
With its 4K HDR quality, NVIDIA boasts better visual performance with 4K HDR and 3x compared with other streamers. It also offers a variety of gaming options and content.
With the addition of Amazon Video in 4K HDR, SHIELD offers the largest, most open catalog of media in stunning 4K — also supporting Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies and VUDU, said NVIDIA.
SHIELD includes a series of AI capabilities, such as hands-free Google Assistant that can work with TV, a small home hub to link multiple smart devices at home, and what not.
In the coming months, SHIELD TV will be the first hands-free Google Assistant integration on TV. Sascha Prueter, director of Android TV at Google, once stated, “When the Google Assistant comes to Android TV in the coming months, SHIELD users will be able to enjoy a hands-free Android TV experience through ‘Ok Google’ voice commands.”
Google has optimized the Assistant experience on TV by having the home’s largest screen show visual answers in addition to an audio reply. Use voice commands to replace clicking a remote for finding content, pausing, fast-forwarding or rewinding. In addition, the Google Assistant can help better find content and answer questions.
Other features include SmartThings Hub technology integration, to instantly turning SHIELD into a smart home hub that can connect to hundreds of smart home devices. Also, NVIDIA SPOT makes SHIELD the central backbone of the AI home, extending intelligent control throughout the house.