Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia Shield TV

Nvidia
Wi-Fi Bluetooth

Review date: Nov. 8, 2021

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Mozilla says

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People voted: Somewhat creepy

If you want an Android TV streaming box with features like Dolby Vision and Atmos, 4K HDR and AI-upscaling, and a customizable remote, then Nvidia's Shield TV and Shield TV Pro are for you. It's got Google Assistant built in and lets you stream from Chromecast apps. It's perfect for the techies and gamers who want more than Roku or Fire TV offer. It's not cheap though.

What could happen if something goes wrong?

Nvidia seems to do a pretty good job protecting users' privacy. They don't sell your data, which is good, especially in the streaming TV space. They even list users’ privacy rights right at the top of their privacy policy. These include things like, “Your personal data is yours. You can copy and take it whenever you want,” and “If you want us to stop using your data, we'll stop.” Good work Nvidia!

Nvidia may share your information with online services if you have opted-in to see recommendations. Nvidia's remote only listens for your voice when you push a button on the remote. That's a nice feature. Beware though, any asks you make of Google Assistant or Alexa to play your TV shows can be collected by Google and Amazon and used to target you with ads and content.

All in all, Nvidia seemingly does a very good job with privacy. In a streaming TV space where companies are hungry for all the data they can get on viewers, Nvidia seems to do much better than most.

Tips to protect yourself

mobile Privacy Security A.I.

Can it snoop on me? information

Camera

Device: No

App: No

Microphone

Device: Yes

App: Yes

Tracks location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What can be used to sign up?

What data does the company collect?

How does the company use this data?

NVIDIA does not sell your personal data. It may share information with online services if you have opted-in to see recommendations.

How can you control your data?

You can request that data be deleted.

What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?

Average

No known incidents in the last 3 years.

Can this product be used offline?

No

User-friendly privacy information?

Yes

Links to privacy information

Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards? information

Yes

Encryption

Yes

Strong password

Yes

Security updates

Yes

Manages vulnerabilities

Yes

Anyone can report a vulnerability at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/security/report-vulnerability/

Privacy policy

Yes

NVIDIA has a highlights section in their privacy policy that is easy to read and understand.

Does the product use AI? information

Yes

Is this AI untrustworthy?

Can’t Determine

What kind of decisions does the AI make about you or for you?

SHIELD delivers AI powered upscaling, capable of intelligently scaling lower resolution video to your TV’s native resolution.

Is the company transparent about how the AI works?

Yes

Does the user have control over the AI features?

Yes


News

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Your TV may know—and share—a lot of information about you. That’s what CR has found repeatedly in recent years, including during a 2018 analysis of privacy and security in smart TVs from LG, Samsung, Sony, TCL (which uses the Roku TV smart TV platform), and Vizio.
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