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Deal: Get the NVIDIA Shield TV with remote for $30 off

We aren't sure for how long the Shield TV's discount is available for, so it might be best to get it sooner than later.

Published onDecember 12, 2017

Nvidia‘s Shield TV might be a big long in the tooth at this point, but it has remained relevant, thanks to updates, ports of smaller and major titles, and NVIDIA’s own GeForce Now cloud gaming service. Its relevancy is also thanks to the price, which was recently lowered to $149.

There are a few things to keep in mind, the first being that the discount applies to the Shield TV with the remote — you’ll still need to cough up another $50 to pay for the variant with the remote and gaming controller. Also, we don’t know how long the Shield TV’s $30 discount will last, though the discount is available through many retailers.

The Shield TV is still a capable little micro-console, all things considering. Its Tegra X1 processor and 3 GB of RAM still hold up well today, with the combination allowing the Shield TV to run games like Tomb RaiderHalf-Life 2, and Portal, just to name a few.

NVIDIA Shield TV launches in China with several Nintendo titles
The NVIDIA Shield TV and controller.

The micro-console also supports GeForce Now, NVIDIA’s cloud gaming service, and Gamestream, which lets you stream titles on the Shield TV from your PC. Both services are dependent on a good and stable internet connection, but they show that the Shield TV has the gaming chops to remain relevant.

It’s easy to forget, then, that the Shield TV runs the Oreo-flavored version of Android TV. This allows the micro-console to double as a capable streaming media player, thanks to its access to the Play Store and Google Assistant. Don’t forget that you can also cast content to the Shield TV, which makes it act as a much larger Chromecast.

As I mentioned before, the Shield TV is available at its current $149 price tag through several retailers, so we’ve listed a few purchase links below and will let you pick where you want to go. There’s also a promotion that nets you three months of YouTube Red for free, and you have until December 31 to take advantage of it.

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