Nvidia to launch Shield games console to rival PlayStation and Apple TV

Veteran PC graphics manufacturer promises video-on-demand streaming at 4K resolution and access to the Android app store

Nvidia, a major manufacturer of PC graphics technologies, will enter the home console market this summer with the launch of its Android-based entertainment system, Shield.

Part set-top box, part video-game machine, the device will be able to stream movies and television programmes on demand, as well as playing games. Nvidia claims that the Shield, which has been in development for five years, will be the first device able to stream video in 4K resolution – a feature that neither that the Xbox One nor PlayStation 4 offer.

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