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Nvidia launches Android TV games console

Nvidia ShieldGames console provider Nvidia has launched an Android TV platform, Nvidia Shield, that is available via the Google Store.

The console includes Android apps and Google Chromecast functionality, enabling users to ‘cast’ content from mobile devices to the TV using the console.

The device, which includes 16GB of storage and comes with a microSD card slot will be retailed for US$199.99 in the US. A ‘Pro’ version with 500GB storage is also available for US$299.99.

The Nvidia device includes access to a range of Android TV apps such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vevo, Crackle and Sling Television, as well as Google Movies, Google Music and YouTube.

It also includes a GbE port, HDMI 2.0 and HDCP2.2 for 4K TV.