Top critical review
NVidia assume to much of themselves with this product.
Reviewed in Canada on March 14, 2020
Bought this thinking I'd be able to push the device just a little bit more than a Fire TV stick - and I can.
When looking at high end android TV devices, if you're not considering things like emulation, and steam link - you're spending money for no reason, and I will say I've had some good experience with my shield TV doing both. It won't do anything crazy though, it's still a fairly low power unit. It's ability to connect to wifi and stream video are no better than the fire TV (st 1/3rd the price - why i'm giving this product a low review, it's just not worth the money)
The area this device fails most is it's seeming ease to work with, yet lack of ease to work with. You can't unzip larger files on it (even if you have more than ample space) and it's design goes above and beyond to make it so you can't plug in external memory other than an SD card that you will need to format. If you pull the SD card and attempt to add APK files or other onto the device, it will force you to re format before it reads the SD card again.
You need to deploy so many work arounds to get this device to run the way you want it to - it seems like the dream device for android TV (from the corporate perspective)
every time I update the device it resets settings shoving adds down my throat
Every now and then netflix will declare the device is a foreign login and force me to reset my password (not getting hacked - just the shield TV being the shield TV.)
If you buy this, know that you're getting screwed in one way or another.