If you’re looking for a device with similar specs to the Amazon Fire TV but with more PC gaming options, then the NVIDIA Shield is a great choice. The device is now even more attractive to gamers with NVIDIA’s new cloud gaming service called GeForce Now. Similar to to the GameFly service available on the Fire TV, GeForce Now will give Shield TV, Shield Tablet, and Shield Portable owners access to streaming games for a monthly subscription. The service will run you $8 per month for access to all 50 games in its catalogue and will be available in the US on October 1st. As with all of these cloud gaming services, a fast and low latency internet connection is required to achieve an enjoyable gaming experience. Nvidia recommends a connection speed of at least 50 Mbps to achieve 1080p gaming at 60 fps. You’ll be able to try the service before committing to subscribe with NVIDIA’s generous 3 month trial period.
Also announced today by NVIDIA is the new availability of the Shield TV in the UK, France, Germany, and Scandinavia. The 16GB model will be priced £150/€200 with the 500GB Shield Pro priced at£230/€300. Both will be available in the UK and Europe starting October 1st.