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There's a new streaming box in town, and its name is the Nvidia Shield TV.

It's primarily aimed at gamers looking to use Nvidia's new GeForce Now game streaming service. But it can also stream a host of TV and film apps, and is equipped for 4K viewing.

It's one of the select few streaming boxes able to handle 4K. The Amazon Fire TV is another, but the Google Chromecast 2 and new Apple TV only go as high as 1080p HD.

Nvidia Shield TV runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and comes with a load of apps preinstalled, including Netflix, YouTube, Google Play Movies & TV, Google Play Music, Photos & Videos and Plex. You can download more from the Google Play Store.

Thanks to Android TV and Google Cast, the experience will be optimised for the big screen.

Inside is an Nvidia Tegra X1 processor. According to Nvidia, this is up to 25 times faster than other streaming boxes.

It also packs a 256-core GPU and 3GB of RAM.

£149.99 gets you the 16GB model, or you can pay £230 for the 500GB Shield Pro version. Both have microSD card slots, so you can add more storage.

There are also a couple of optional accessories. The Shield Remote gaming controller costs £40, while the Shield Stand is £25.

Source: Nvidia

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