While the Nvidia Shield console has been available since May, for some reason the Android TV player wasn’t made available through the Google store – until today.

Priced at the same $199 and $299 for the 16GB and 500GB models respectively, the Nvidia Shield is easily one of the best Android TV devices on the market and is particularly exciting for Android gamers, as well as those interested in the Shield’s PC game streaming capabilities. In addition to providing up to 500GB storage, the Shield Android TV is powered by a Tegra X1 with 2GB RAM. Even more important, the Shield has surprisingly good gamepads that resemble an Xbox controller and allow you to take your mobile and PC gaming experience to the next level.

The Nvidia Shield comes with a single controller out of the box, though you can buy additional controllers for $59.99, or a more traditional remote for $49.99.

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If you’re at all interested in Android TV, the Nvidia Shield is a great option and at an excellent price. To get an even better idea of what to expect, be sure to check out our full review, where Lanh gave the Shield TV a 9 out of 10 rating. What do you think, anyone planning on picking this one up now that it has hit the Google Store?

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