The NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro is indeed coming as leaked by Amazon yesterday. Rumors began pointing in that direction about three months ago and as it turns out, they were true.
9to5Google spotted the listing and was able to catch all of the information before the page was taken down. The NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro will feature a Tegra X1+ processor that's said to be up to 25% faster than the previous Tegra X1, support for Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos (in addition to HDR), a built-in Chromecast Ultra (which will likely be used for Google Stadia, too, just like the rumors said), and support for both Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Additionally, HD video will be upscaled to 4K through AI.
According to the listing, the NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro should be out on October 28th for $199, though obviously that's not official yet and we will let you know once it is.
NVIDIA SHIELD TV Pro is the ultimate streaming media player for the modern living room – packed with features to make even the most demanding users proud. Level up to SHIELD TV Pro for more storage space, two USB 3.0 ports for expandability (storage expansion, usb cameras, usb keyboards and controllers, TV tuners, and more), Plex Media Server, SmartThings hub-ready (just add a SmartThings Link), AAA Android gaming, Twitch broadcasting, and 3GB RAM.
SHIELD’s versatility and speed set it apart. It’s a streamer, game console, DVR, media server, and smart home hub with voice assistants. Enjoy a cinematic experience with the highest quality 4K HDR entertainment, thousands of apps, thousands of games, and the Google Assistant built in. SHIELD TV is a high performance streaming media player, now up to 25% faster with the new Tegra X1+ processor.
Enjoy Netflix, Prime Video, and Vudu in stunning 4K with Dolby Vision HDR and Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital Plus surround sound. Upscale HD video to 4K in real-time using the power of AI and the Tegra X1+ processor. Cut the cord with apps like YouTube TV, Hulu Live TV, Sling TV, and PlayStation Vue.
Cast your favorite apps to your TV with Chromecast 4K built-in. Use the built in Google Assistant to see results on your TV, control playback on your favorite shows, share your photos, see your Nest cam, display your calendar, check the traffic, play the latest songs, dim the lights, and so much more, all with your voice. Control SHIELD hands-free with Alexa and Amazon Echo or with Google Home.
The all-new SHIELD remote is more advanced than ever with motion-activated backlit buttons, voice control, Bluetooth control, an IR blaster to control your TV, buttons for power, volume, fast-forward, rewind, play/pause, plus a user-customizable button. Plus, never lose your remote with a built-in remote locator.
Connect a game controller (sold separately) for access to AAA gaming with GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s engineering breakthrough in cloud gaming. Instantly transform your SHIELD TV into a GeForce-powered PC gaming rig. With hundreds of supported titles and features like cloud saves and cross-play on laptops and desktops, you can pick up a game from wherever you left off. Level up to SHIELD TV and never look back.