We reported recently that the Nvidia Shield TV, an Android TV-based set-top box focused on gaming, was coming to Australia and today it has arrived.
From today Australians can purchase the Shield TV from the Shield website and from local retailers including PC Case Gear, Umart, Mwave, Centrecom, Scorptec, PLE Computers, JW Computers, Austin Computers, Computer Alliance in Australia and PB Technologies, Computer Lounge and Playtech in New Zealand.
For Australians the Shield TV is priced at $249.95 with a remote control and $329.95 with a game controller and a remote control. The game controller can be purchased separately for $89.95RRP and the stand for the Shield TV retails for $29.95. For those who happen to lose the super-slim remote control you can grab one of those for $69.95RRP as well. New Zealanders will pay a few more dollars for each of the above.
We reviewed the original Nvidia Shield TV back a couple of years ago and the current updated version, which is the one now available for purchase here, is currently sitting on our review bench waiting for a final write up and a thorough testing by one of our gaming writers.
The Shield TV runs the latest version of Android TV and is designed to allow gamers to enjoy their games on the Android TV platform. Nvidia are enhancing this further with their GEForce NOW platform but at this stage it is in beta and not available to Australians.
It is great to see another Android TV device finally available locally and if you are looking for a higher end Android TV set top box then this could be for you. The review will be up for your perusal in the next week.