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The Nvidia Shield TV is on sale for $140

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The Nvidia Shield can do a lot. It's a streaming client for your Nvidia-powered gaming PC, an Android TV 4K media playback machine, a Plex server, and even a smart home hub (with the separate SmartThings Link). For the Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend, Nvidia has discounted the Shield TV to its lowest price ever—$139.99.

The Shield TV is equipped with a Tegra X1 processor (reportedly the same one used in the Nintendo Switch), 3GB RAM, 16GB storage (with support for external USB drives), and Android TV 8.0. It can run software designed for Android TV, as well as several Shield-exclusive games and ports (like Half-Life 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel).

It can also stream games from your local PC, as long as you have a compatible Nvidia graphics card, or from the cloud-based GeForce Now service.

NVIDIA Shield TV | $139.99

NVIDIA Shield TV | $139.99
The Shield TV is one of the best media players on the market, with game streaming support, the Android TV operating system, and other functionality. Buy at Best Buy, Buy at Amazon

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Corbin is a tech journalist, software developer, and longtime PC Gamer freelance writer, currently based in North Carolina. He now focuses on the world of Android as a full-time writer at XDA-Developers. He plays a lot of Planet Coaster and Fallout and hosts a podcast all about forgotten stories from tech history.