It’s been a long time coming — more than three years — but NVIDIA Shield TV is finally heading to Australia and New Zealand. The Android TV-based device was dubbed the “world’s first 4K Android TV console” when it was introduced in March 2015.
It will will be available in July and come bundled either with a remote, or game controller and remote – starting at A$249. Optional accessories include additional controllers and a vertical stand.
Those interested can buy from the Shield website and resellers such as PC Case Gear, Umart, Mwave, Centrecom, Scorptec, PLE Computers, JW Computers, Austin Computers, and Computer Alliance in Australia, and PB Technologies, Computer Lounge and Playtech in New Zealand. SHIELD will also be available across select EB Games stores within Australia.
“We received countless inquiries from the Australian market dating back to when Shield first launched, and we can’t wait to meet the demands of our most passionate fans, said Ali Kani, General Manager of Shield at NVIDIA.
“The past five years have seen Australian’s viewing habits change dramatically. The stars have aligned with the rise of on-demand television, growing 4K TV adoption, and an increase in 4K content from app providers, making it the right time to bring SHIELD to market,” said Greg Arthurton, Head of Consumer Products Division ANZ at NVIDIA.