Nvidia Shield TV
Review date: Nov. 8, 2021
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 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
- You can configure privacy and data settings by visiting privacy.nvidia.com
What can be used to sign up?
What data does the company collect?
Name, email, phone number, address, date of birth
How does the company use this data?
How can you control your data?
What is the company’s known track record of protecting users’ data?
No known incidents in the last 3 years.
Can this product be used offline?
User-friendly privacy information?
Links to privacy information
Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?
Anyone can report a vulnerability at https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/security/report-vulnerability/
Is this AI untrustworthy?
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?
Does the user have control over the AI features?
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