Deal: NVIDIA Shield TV with game controller drops to $170 at Best Buy and Amazon

NVIDIA announced less than two months ago that its Shield TV price will be permanently dropped to $179, so customers would be able to save $20. We’re talking about the 16GB model that comes with a remote but does not include the game controller.

In order to add the game controller, customers would have to pay another $50 or buy another bundle for $200 that includes it by default. Well, that’s no longer required since Amazon and Best Buy are now selling the NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB bundle that includes both the remote and game controller for just $170, the lower price …


Google announces YouTube TV app for Android TV devices, coming soon to Apple TV

YouTube TV is a relatively new streaming service having been launched by Google back in April. Still, the service’s coverage has been expanded to more than a dozen cities in the United States in the last couple of months, which proves Google is committed to bringing YouTube TV to as many consumers as possible.

In that regard, the search giant announced a new YouTube TV app is now available for the big screen. The application that was initially available for smartphone, tablet, and computer, will now be accessible to Android TV owners.

In the next few days, …

NVIDIA Shield update adds Google Assistant improvements, YouTube TV support, more nifty features

NVIDIA is rolling out Shield Experience 6.1 update to its Android TV devices. The update brings quite a few new features and improvements, some of them having been previously mentioned by NVIDIA and Google.

First off, we have YouTube TV support for Shield owners in the United States, something that we’ve already reported about earlier today. Although Google Assistant has been enabled on NVIDIA Shield a while ago, the update brings some improvements that are meant to make it smarter.

All Google Assistant enhancements are only available in the US. After applying …

Benedict Cumberbatch spotted filming his new TV series 'Melrose' in Glasgow

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A wild Cumberbatch appeared on the streets of Glasgow.

On Sunday more than a few Glaswegians spotted Benedict Cumberbatch filming for the new TV show Melrose, a series inspired by Edward St Aubyn’s novels.

I spy with my little eye Benedict Cumberbatch filming in Glasgow pic.twitter.com/tq7zeQIxjS

— Jo-Anne Rowney (@JoAnne_Rowney) October 29, 2017

The production transformed Glasgow’s Vincent Street into New York for the scene, and they did a  convincing job of it too. There were yellow cabs and everything.

Glasgow’s turned into the Big Apple 🇺🇸🚕…filming underway on St Vincent St for new Benedict Cumberbatch series pic.twitter.com/VqW4BssfYO

— David Farrell (@DavidJ_Farrell) October 29, 2017 Read more…

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Report: Soon you'll watch DirecTV on your large screen set using the AT&T Mobile TV Cast Moto Mod

Just the other day, we told you that next month, Amazon’s Alexa will be accessible through a new Moto Mod that will attach to the back of Moto Z and Moto Z2 handsets. Now, a report published today states that Motorola and AT&T have partnered to develop the AT&T Mobile TV Cast Moto Mod. With this accessory, you will be able connect to a compatible television set allowing you to watch DirecTV on a larger screen.

Of course, for this to have any value, you have to be a subscriber to DirecTV Now. This is an app that features streaming video in the form of live TV channels and on-demand …

Snap and NBCUniversal to open TV studio for mobile programming

Snapchat parent Snap is teaming up with NBCUniversal to build a television studio that will provide content for mobile devices. The studio will produce scripted content like situation comedies and dramas. Each company will be a half-owner of the studio and the joint venture has already signed Mark and Jay Duplass as its first creative hires. The bet being made by both companies is that mobile content needs to be produced differently than programming for that giant screen in the living room. Former NBC Entertainment’s senior VP of current programming, Lauren Anderson, will take the job of chief …

YouTube TV gains voice control on Google Home and Google Home Mini

Google has just announced it has improved its YouTube TV service with voice control support on Google Home and Google Home Mini. The search giant also confirmed Google Home Max will receive the same feature soon.

Obviously, you can only use it in those U.S. cities where Google’s YouTube TV service is available, and you’ll also require a subscription. If you don’t have a YouTube TV subscription yet, you can get one now ($35 per month) and receive a Chromecast for free (limited-time offer).

In order to cast YouTube TV on your TV, you must set up your Google …

Amazon's 'Jack Ryan' is a spy for the Peak TV age

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James Bond. Jason Bourne. Jack Bauer. Don’t lump Jack Ryan in with all these other dudes with J-names, even if they share a history of espionage and action. If Amazon and producers Carlton Cuse and Graham Roland have their way. 

“Jack is a classic American hero,” Cuse said at New York Comic Con. “The thing that was really exciting for Graham and me was that we could do it for Amazon and do an eight-hour version.” 

This is the era of reinvention: Beloved properties and characters are being revamped, rebooted, resurrected and forced into sequels in every direction, but the opportunity to experiment with television, particularly with streaming, was irresistible to the producers. Read more…

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NVIDIA Shield TV gets major Experience 6.0 update bringing Google Assistant, many improvements

Shortly after Google announced its Assistant will be available on Android TV starting today, NVIDIA confirmed its new SHIELD Experience 6.0 update for the Shield TV will indeed bring Google Assistant among other improvements.

Besides Google Assistant SHIELD Experience 6.0 adds a couple of other important new features like YouTube 360, which makes the Shield TV the first streamer to support this type of video.

Also, through SmartThings Link, Shield TV will allow its users to control hundreds of smart devices around their home with automated routines and voice …

Google Assistant is coming to Android TV, NVIDIA Shield TV gets it first

Six months after it promised to bring its Assistant to Android TV, Google kept its promise and announced the digital personal assistant will be rolled out to select devices starting today.

The first device to benefit from Google’s Assistant is NVIDIA Shield TV, while the Sony Bravia TVs will get it in the coming months.

Google Assistant will arrive on the Shield TV as an update, so make sure that you accept the update and press the remote’s mic button after the device restarts.

With Google Assistant, you can now tell your Shield TV what to play by …