Comparing Nvidia Shield TV and Roku Premiere

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Nvidia Shield TV

Roku Premiere

Lowest price found: $168.40
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Device Type Media streamers come in two types: TV sticks or TV boxes. Generally speaking, there are a few main differences between the two. The most obvious one is size. TV sticks are much more unobtrusive becaus ... Show more
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TV Box
Video Quality
4K Capable 4K or Ultra-HD is the latest (and highest) screen resolution for TV sets. If you have a 4K TV, you must have a 4K capable TV box or stick in order to stream at the maximum resolution. For reference, 4 ... Show more
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Yes
Web Content
Major Apps Available Does the device have some of the most popular apps/channels?
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  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Amazon Prime or Instant Video
PBS Kids
Downloadable Content Some media devices offer the opportunity to download content (rather than stream it) for a quicker experience uninterrupted by buffering. An example of this is Apple TV, which allows users to download ... Show more
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No
Web Browser Some media streamers will come with a web browser that allows you to search the internet on your TV, in addition to the myriad of apps available for download. While an interesting feature, the experie ... Show more
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Yes
Live TV
Live Broadcasts A TV box or stick that connect to broadcast is key for those who want to watch live TV. Oftentimes, you can pay for a subscription to a TV network’s app (HBO, Starz, CBS, etc.), but this can add up fi ... Show more
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Yes
Record/Catch-Up TV If the TV box can connect to broadcast TV, you may be able to record live programs and replay past programs within a certain time period. This means no more missing your favorite shows! Set the box to ... Show more
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No
Pause/Rewind Live TV While watching live TV, you may want to pause the program or rewind a part you missed. Some media streamers are limited in how far you can rewind, such as 30 minutes. Also, if you pause the program fo ... Show more
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No
Controls
Remote Capabilities If the TV box or stick comes with a remote, it may also double as a microphone or contain a headphone jack for private listening. Microphones are useful in remotes because they allow you to use your v ... Show more
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App Specific Buttons (Netflix, YouTube, etc.)
Voice Control A microphone—whether in the remote or on the box/stick—allows the user to control the TV using their voice. You can search for programs, change channels and apps, turn volume up or down, turn power on ... Show more
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No
Smartphone/Tablet Control Some media streamers allow you to control your TV with your smartphone or tablet by downloading an app on your device. The Google Chromcast is one example of a media streamer that does not use a remot ... Show more
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Yes
Gaming Controller Options If you plan to use your media streamer for gaming, you’ll need a controller. Some TV boxes and sticks use the remote as a controller, which is sufficient for basic games and kids play. You may also re ... Show more
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Remote
Connections
Network Connection Type The different network connections available for media streamers includes Ethernet, wireless/Wi-FI, Bluetooth, satellite, aerial/cable, and AirPlay. Most all media streamers will have Wi-Fi. If you hav ... Show more
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  • Wired/Ethernet
  • Wireless/Wi-Fi
Device Connection Type The different outputs or device connections include HDMI, digital optical audio output, USB, SD or microSD. TV sticks will connect to your TV through HDMI, but won’t contain any outputs (except for po ... Show more
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HDMI
Other Features
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  • Smartphone remote controlled
  • Voice search
  • Internet radio playback
  • Internet video playback
Popularity 0-100 scale indicating how frequently people buy the product online. Recalculated daily.
93 / 100
Rank: #31 out of 263.
99 / 100
Rank: #4 out of 263.
Details
  • World Class performance - blazing fast and versatile enough to be a streamer, game console, media server, and smart home hub. Fully customizable, SHIELD continues to evolve and get smarter with new features
  • 4K HDR home Theater - enjoy the ultimate visual experience with 4K HDR quality, immersive sound with Dolby Atoms and dots-x Surround sound pass-through, and the most 4K entertainment; Power: 40 W power adapter (5-10 W typical consumption)
  • GeForce Now Beta access - transform your shield TV into a powerful GeForce-powered PC gaming rig. Play hundreds of supported titles like Fortnight and access Features like cloud saves and cross-play
  • Limitless content - apps for all the movies, TV shows, games, and music you dream of. Cord cutting apps. Chromecast apps. View Google photos and search for entertainment with simple voice commands
  • Google and ecosystems - the Google Assistant, Google play movies and music, and works with Google Home. Alexa controls SHIELD hands-free with echo, Plus Prime video and music. Some HDMI to DVI/VGA adapters may not support Audio. If possible, Connect your shield TV to an HDMI port on your TV without using an adapter
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  • Perfect for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs, features fast quad-core processor and 802.11ac dual-band wireless
  • 4K Ultra HD with four times the resolution of 1080p HD, delivers crisp detail and brilliant, life-like images
  • Easy access to 450,000+ movies and TV episodes across 4,500+ paid or free channels, including Netflix, Video, Hulu, and PBS KIDS
  • Unbiased search across top channels. Find where it's free or cheapest to watch
  • Free Roku mobile app on your iOS or Android phone for handy voice search, sharing photos, private listening with headphones, and more
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Other Info
Brand
NVIDIA
Roku
Model Numbers Mouse over a model for a picture
Warranty
1-Year Manufacture Warranty
1 Year Limited Warranty
Release Date
16 Jan 2017, 18 Oct 2017, 15 Jun 2018
2017
Physical Features
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Black
Black
Weight

6.6 oz
 
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  • 6.6 oz - Streaming Media Player, SHIELD with remote and controller
  • 6.6 oz - Streaming Media Player, SHIELD with remote
  • 6.6 oz - Streaming Media Player, SHIELD with SmartThings Link

7.8 oz
 
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Nvidia Shield TV is a very popular option at the top of the price range. It's in the top 3 bestselling streaming players and has quite a few popular alternatives in the same price range, such as SS Box HD Arabic or Minix Neo U9-H .

Nvidia Shield TV was released last year in June. There are dozens of newer streaming players on the market. Show newer Streaming Players

Nvidia Shield TV is $103.25 more expensive than the average streaming player ($64.79).

Key features
  • Perfect for HD and 4K Ultra HD TVs
  • Fast quad-core processor
  • 802.11ac dual-band wireless
  • 4K Ultra HD
  • Four times the resolution of 1080p HD

Roku Premiere is a top selling and one of the more expensive options. It's a #1 bestseller in streaming players category and has dozens of popular alternatives in the same price range, such as Mecool Smart Tv Box or Roku Premiere plus .

Roku Premiere was released in 2017. There are a lot of newer streaming players on the market. Show newer Streaming Players

Roku Premiere is $7.20 more expensive than an average streaming player ($64.79).

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