Nvidia Shield Android TV console

batmanNvidia has unveiled the Nvidia Shield, its Android TV console, which delivers video, music, apps and games to the home.

“Shield will change the way we enjoy digital entertainment at home,” said Jen-Hsun Huang, president and CEO of Nvidia. “It’s an incredibly powerful, efficient and advanced living room entertainment device. It’s the best Android TV experience. And it can transform into a serious gaming machine. It’s made to game.”

Shield is a single platform with access to a wealth of games. First, 50+ Android titles optimised for Shield will be available for download, including AAA titles like Crysis 3, Doom 3: BFG EditionT and Borderlands: TPS. These can be played at blistering speed, thanks to Shield’s Tegra X1 processor, with its 256-core Maxwell architecture GPU and 64-bit CPU.

Second, favourite AAA titles, including console games, can be streamed using the GRID on-demand game-streaming service. GRID will include with its subscription price access to 50 titles, such as Batman: Arkham Origins, GRID 2 and Metro: Last Light Redux, with additional titles added each week.

Third, the GRID service can be used to purchase and stream new release AAA titles – including Batman: Arkham Knight and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt coming later this year.

Shield will be available in the US May, starting at $199 with a controller.

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