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The Nvidia Shield can now play 4K TV shows and films from Google Play.

The streaming box could already stream in 4K from other sources, but has only just added Google Play to that list.

The Shield runs on Android TV, which is owned by Google, so set up should be an absolute doddle.

Not only that, the Shield also now includes 4K Google Cast support. So you can send 4K films and shows from any Cast-enabled mobile app to your TV.

4K is a resolution with four times as many pixels as high definition. It makes for much sharper image quality.

In order to see the extra detail, you'll need a 4K TV.

However, 4K films and TV shows from Google Play are only available in the US at the moment, so us Brits will miss out on the feature. For now at least.

Here in the UK, Sky and BT have led the charge with 4K content, both broadcasting sports in the resolution on their respective services. Sky has also launched a selection of 4K films on its Sky Cinema channels.

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