If everyone had SHIELD Android TV at home, probably most of us would never leave our houses right? No? Okay, that maybe just us. But if you do have one and have more discipline than us, or if you’re planning to get one and hole up in your man caves or she sheds (yes, that’s a thing now!), then you’ll be happy to know that you now have more apps to choose from to enhance your viewing or gaming experience on your SHIELD. Plus, you’ll get $25 savings on your SHIELD Remote for a limited time only.
PLEX is a digital media manager software that comes pre-installed on your Android TV, and the new version now includes support for enhanced 4K Ultra HD video streaming with HEVC. It also now supports the MKV open video file format plus Dolby Digital Plus surround sound as well. So you can actually set up your living room or bedroom or wherever your Android TV set up is, to seem like you’re in your very own, personal, private theater (assuming you have pretty rad speakers as well).
Two more apps are also now available for streaming on Android TV. HBO Now can already be cast from your smartphone or tablet to SHIELD through Chromecast, so all your favorite movies and HBO TV series can be viewed on a larger screen. WWE Network is also now available on SHIELD, and coming soon will be UFC with its MMA programs.
For a limited time only, you’ll get a $25 discount when you get the SHIELD Remote when buying the SHIELD Android TV, which will now cost $224.98 for the 16GB regular version and $324.98 for the 500GB Pro version. The remote will give you voice search through its built-in microphone, and also headphones support. You can get the discounted bundle on the NVIDIA site or through Amazon and Best Buy.