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VIDEO: NVIDIA launches the new Shield 2 at CES 2017

Everything you could want in a single box

by Steve Withers Jan 7, 2017 at 8:53 PM

  • NVIDIA have launched the latest version of their Shield streaming, media and gaming device at CES 2017.
    The new version of the Shield includes Amazon, Netflix and YouTube, all of which support 4K High Dynamic Range (HDR). There are also extensive media playback capabilities, so as long as you have a decent broadband connection the Shield could be all you ever need. If that wasn't enough there's also gaming, with GeForce Now, Game Streaming, Android and NVIDIA Games, allowing gamers to play at up to 4K and in HDR. The new advanced controller is now 20% smaller with haptic feedback, HiFi headset audio, voice commands, IR and CEC volume control and ergonomic design for gaming. There is also Google Assistant with feedback via visual cards, conversations with suggestions, deep links to apps and Google Photos in 4K.

    Google can also be integrated with all the smart things in the house, using a dongle attachment to control your smart home. The company will also be releasing the NVIDIA Spot which can be plugged into an outlet and use its microphone and speaker to extend voice control to other rooms. The good news for owners of the previous version of the Shield is that they can upgrade much of their device as soon as the new version has been launched for free and if they buy the new advanced controller separately, they can get the full experience. NVIDIA will release the new Shield later this month with the advanced controller and a remote control, all for £189.

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