After limited success of its first portable console, Nvidia launched its new generation of Shield console in the form of a tablet. Today the product evolves into a home console, the first Android TV console.

At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, Nvidia unveiled its new Shield console returning to home console status after it was offered as a portable platform.

This time it is an Anrdoid TV that animates a clean design. Internally we find the latest and powerful processor of Tegra X1 in 64-bit architecture with a Maxwell chipset 256 CUDA. Nvidia will also integrated 3GB of RAM, 16GB of storage (expandable via microSD port), two USB 3.0 connectors, a USB 2.0 port, a Gigabit LAN port, an IR receiver, Bluetooth 4.1 as well as the Wi-Fi i802.11ac.

While projects like Ouya and GameStick are offering Android platforms that are more or less forgotten without reaching the expected success, it is questionable as Nvidia has reverse for its console. But the manufacturer has serious arguments, starting with the games to be far from the Android standards.

Because the platform is not intended to run Candy Crush and other free to play titles to Android. It presents itself as the entry point of the GRID service, cloud gaming according to Nvidia.

Specifically, the machine will not use physical play, which explains the lack of available storage. These will be available in streaming from the Nvidia cloud. Batman Arkham, Borderlands 2, Dirt game but also soon with Witcher 3, it is sufficient to purchase the securities on the online platform from Nvidia for direct access, it is the brand's servers which will take charge of running the titles and send images and commands to the user.

Nvidia Shield 4K Android TV console

GRID promises maximum retail games in 1080p at 60 frames per second. Of course, it will connect appropriately for the service or minimum to 5 Mbps of 720p at 30 fps, 50 Mbps is recommended for better playing conditions, enjoying the benefits of fiber optics.

Another point made by Nvidia: The machine is compatible with Ultra HD 4K, thanks to its HDMI 2.0 connection, it will be able to read the contents of YouTube 4K.

Its price is announced at $199 with a wireless controller, no price has been announced yet for subscriptions of GRID service.