Deal: NVIDIA Shield TV with game controller drops to $170 at Best Buy and Amazon

NVIDIA announced less than two months ago that its Shield TV price will be permanently dropped to $179, so customers would be able to save $20. We're talking about the 16GB model that comes with a remote but does not include the game controller.

In order to add the game controller, customers would have to pay another $50 or buy another bundle for $200 that includes it by default. Well, that's no longer required since Amazon and Best Buy are now selling the NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB bundle that includes both the remote and game controller for just $170, the lower price since its launch.

Keep in mind though that this is a limited time offer, not a permanent price drop as the one announced by NVIDIA in September, so you might want to hurry if you want to benefit from the price cut.

Or, you could wait for the Black Friday deals better discounts on NVIDIA's media streaming player, although we can't promise you that you'll save that much yet.

source: Amazon, Best Buy



1. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Already have 3 pro versions, they are great devices. And this sounds like a nice deal

2. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

I'm thinking about cutting cable and going the YouTube TV and Netflix route. Would you recommend this device for a setup like that?

3. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

Absolutely. It's the best Android TV setup box and if you're into gaming, it's one hell of a gaming machine as well

4. Heisenberg

Posts: 379; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

What about the Roku and Amazon lines? I intend purchasing of of these so I can ditch my cable for good.

6. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It depends a bit on what you want to do with it. Plain old netflix and youtube, those devices will suffice. Do you want to play games as well, this one might be your best choice.

8. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I also use the Shields to play games streaming from a central game 'server'. But that's just a cherry on top, most people won't need that feature.

5. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

One of my concerns is how old the device is. If I do purchase one, my luck is that a newer version will come out right after that. Also, are you able to control the volume and power of the TV with the remote that's included? I need this to be as simple as possible for my tech-unsavvy wife lol.

7. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I agree it's a bit older, but I do think it will get Android Oreo (since it wasn't on the list of obsolete Nvidia Android devices) I'm not sure about volume (since it will change the volume of the shield). As to power on/off the TV, only if your TV supports HDMI-CEC commands

12. troutsy

Posts: 384; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

The Shield does support volume control of your TV using the included remote. Do a quick search on it--It is in the Display & Sound settings and it takes about 1 minute to set up. It might not be 100% depending on the brand of the TV, but Samsungs definitely work. Once you set up IR control, you can also power on/off the TV using the Shield remote. It's great.

9. izim1

Posts: 1622; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

If youre not planning on paying for nvidias gaming service, youre better off getting a roku or fire tv for less than half the price. The new $50 Roku stick, which is on sale every other week, even inlcudes TV power and volume buttons on the voice remote. If you need 4K theres the $70 stick or $100 premiere. Android TV, which the shield tv is , doesnt support any cable video apps, or tivo, in case you ever want to go back to cable without renting boxes from them.

10. GoTstan

Posts: 396; Member since: Jul 25, 2015

"Android TV, which the shield tv is , doesnt support any cable video apps"........hmmm not so sure about that

11. Landon

Posts: 1249; Member since: May 07, 2015

You're right. The more I read into the new Roku Streaming Stick +, the more I think it would work best for our needs. I don't do any gaming and by the time I would get one, YouTube TV should be available on it so that's another important factor on my purchase.

13. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You can always use HDHomeRun and Plex to watch/record TV channels over the cable on your Shield TV

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