Nvidia Shield TV Pro appears on Amazon pre-order page, listed at $200
After months of rumors, it seems that Nvidia is indeed planning to launch a new version of its popular Shield TV streaming box. Dubbed the Shield TV Pro, a listing for the new device appeared briefly on Amazon this morning.
The Shield TV Pro looks similar to the older Shield TV with some minor improvements. The Pro variant will run on Nvidia’s Tegra X1+ processor, which the GPU giant says is up to 25% more powerful than the Tegra X1. The Shield TV Pro will also be upgraded with Bluetooth 5.0 and Dolby Vision HDR support. Otherwise, the Pro will carry the same 3 GB of RAM, 16 GB of onboard storage, two USB 3.0 ports, and other features of the standard Shield TV.
The remote for the Shield TV Pro looks like it will get an overhaul as well. While the standard remote was barebones with four buttons, the new remote packs 12 buttons into its pyramidal shell. These include the same clickpad, home, back, and microphone button as the standard remote. The Pro remote also includes buttons for fast-forwarding, rewinding, play/pausing, volume up and down, power, and a menu. At the bottom of the button array is a dedicated Netflix button, which is curious considering the growing popularity of other streaming services like Hulu and Amazon Prime Video.
The streaming box popped up for pre-order on Amazon for US $200 before the page was promptly taken down. According to the pre-order page, the Shield TV Pro is estimated to ship out on October 28th. Nvidia will likely officially announce the Shield TV Pro soon (probably sooner than planned due to the leak).