Source: Marc Lagace / Android Central Of course, the decision between Apple TV 4K and the NVIDIA Shield TV will come down to the content and services that you and your family are already using.
In comparisons between Apple TV 4K and the older Shield TV, Dolby Vision was one of those features that gave Apple an edge over its Android competition, but now not only is it a level playing field but it's easy to argue that the new NVIDIA Shield TV offering the most impressive visual features.
Category NVIDIA Shield TV (2019) Apple TV Processor NVIDIA Tegra X1+ Apple A10X Operating System Android storage Yes No 4K Atmos Yes Yes Dolby the updated NVIDIA Shield TV, the only glaring difference in the specs is the internal storage.
$179 at Amazon Pros Best support for Apple apps and services Great for mirroring content from Apple devices Media looks stunning on 4K TVs Optimized to be easy to use Cons No way to expand storage Doesn't ship with an HDMI cable Two of the biggest players in the platform game are Apple and Google and both have excellent options when it comes to streaming content.
New look, same great performance Good for most NVIDIA has been owning the Android TV streaming box segment for years with the same NVIDIA Shield TV hardware.